Make it possible to copy paste the notificationbox content




9 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: mozdev, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

The notificationbox content is not selectable and can not be copy-pasted. Tested both on a Firefox 3.6.3 for Linux and a Firefox 3.6.3 for Windows.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create yourself a new profile (for example on Linux by executing "firefox -no-remote -ProfileManager")
2. A notification message will be displayed in a notificationbox, just below the tabbar, and it will read something like "Mozilla Firefox is a Free Open
Source software from the Mozilla Foundation"
3. Try to select and copy-paste the text from the notificaitonbox

Actual Results:  
It is impossible to select and copy-paste the notifcationbox text.

Expected Results:  
Copy-pasting the text content of the notificationbox should be possible.

Copy-pasting the text content of the notificationbox is desirable so that people can report info and warning messages to other people, for example to copy-paste important notifications into an email or a web forum to get help and support.

It is also to be noted that the notificationbox is also available for XUL extensions and that the users of those extensions using the notificationbox can't copy-paste the notifications of the extensions, making it hard for them to get help and support regarding thoses notifications.


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 1

8 years ago
I confirm that the impossibility to copy-paste the notificationbox content is still present in Firefox 4.0.

I'm still interested in the resolution of this ticket and available should you need help testing.

Thank you
Component: Tabbed Browser → General
QA Contact: tabbed.browser → general


6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → karun.84
Component: General → Notifications and Alerts
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Version: 3.6 Branch → unspecified


5 years ago
Assignee: karun.84 → nobody
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