Right click no longer gives me toolbar menu after I've hidden navigation bar




9 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: fuscocomputers, Unassigned)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

When I right click and get my toolbar menu, I like to hide the navigation bar for watching movies while I'm using my computer. I can have a nice, little, space-efficient window in a corner of my screen. However, when I open a new Mozilla window, the navigation bar is hidden - that's fine. But when I right click to get my menu, it does not appear. I must use Alt, V, T, N. I would like to right click and get my menu. This has been a problem for the last two versions - that is, the version that just came out, and the one prior. 

(This form is extremely frustrating. I do not have a clue what the "hardware platform" is. PLEASE make this form usable for normal people.) 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click  to get toolbar menu.
2. Click to hide the navigation bar.
2. Right click to get toolbar menu again.

Actual Results:  
NO toolbar menu appears when navigation bar is hidden.

Expected Results:  
I expect to see the same toolbar menu I saw before.

I've been right clicking to use my toolbar menu for a loooong time. I have not been able to make the toolbar menu appear when I right click after hiding the navigation bar during the most recent two versions of Firefox.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Absolutely correct.

But - uncheck both the menu bar and the navigation bar.
There is no right-click menu, making it impossible to restore any of the menu options.

It is erratic.  Sometimes with the navigation bar unchecked, you can find the right-click menu - but only in the left 1/3 of the space at the top.
If you then click on any of the tabs - the menu unchecks itself again.

Totally not obvious to a general user to then open a new tab and click ALT (as was advised me after an hour of conversation with the two techs.  They confirmed the bug.

Comment 2

9 years ago
The above was found in Firefox 3.6.3,with Windows XP.

Comment 3

9 years ago
THANK YOU! Yes, I know about using the Alt keys but I'm lazy and stupid, so I like the easy way! What I like to do is right click and then strike the "n" on the keyboard to get my navigation bar back. Is this a big deal? Heck, no! But I teach online and I have my little shortcuts and I like to have a Netflix movie in a little corner of the screen while I'm grading papers, etc. Like I said, I'm lazy and stupid - so those few extra keystrokes (Alt, v, t, n) to get the navigation bar back is such a travesty! Poor me! 


Thanks for the answer - I confess, it does bug me because I use this function several times a day. I appreciate your time and attention. I hope they fix it. I have my favorite little shortcuts and I'm totally spoiled by them! 

BTW - I don't know what to do about "status" here. I guess I'll put "unconfirmed" because the other options shown when I look at how to assign a status aren't there! Only "unconfirmed" and "resolved" are available to me. Well, it's neither! This whole business of reporting bugs is confusing to me. But as I said, I'm stupid! I appreciate lovely people like YOU who answer these questions to be helpful. I don't know the implications for choosing a status - I just hope my choice does not reflect poorly on you because you don't deserve THAT.

Comment 4

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> The above was found in Firefox 3.6.3,with Windows XP.

I'm not sure if I properly replied to you, but I have a reply here in this board. I wanted to add that it's not erratic for me... it happens every time. Weird, huh? Anyway, I really do appreciate your time and attention. Thank you!!

Comment 5

9 years ago
I asked the Firefox tech person to confirm the bug.  Neither of us have the option to confirm this bug, I believe. He said that he would, as he was able to recreate the bug per the steps that I found.  

I said erratic - not to mean that it does not happen every time, but that it acts strangely - with the menu disappearing when you click in odd places, after the original problem.

I also noticed that the choice to uncheck menu is not even present in earlier versions of Firefox.  It's kind of like painting yourself into a corner.  The techs said LOTS of people complain about this.  They thought it was a driver update thing - but I updated all my drivers and it still happens.
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