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Popup of backgrond window when interacting with front window



UI Design
17 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Me!, Assigned: don)


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(Not tracked)




17 years ago
Mozilla seems to behave like a little child that always want to show what it has
new and to get all attention.

You may think that having windows that always pop to front (even when they were
already existing but only changed content) is a minor problem but I work much
with mozilla and with many open windows and this behaviour makes me clicking the
wrong things and loosing downloads etc. because the right moment the wrong
window comes up. It is horribly confusing and stressing!


17 years ago
Assignee: asa → don
Severity: major → enhancement
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh

Comment 1

17 years ago
over to xp apps, enhancement request

Comment 2

17 years ago
This isn't a Linux-specific problem; I see it on Macintosh as well.  This is
probably a duplicate of someone's bug... anyone know which one?
I wouldn't regard this as an enhancement request... it's 4.x parity
Severity: enhancement → normal
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: 4xp
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Popup-behaviour → Popup of backgrond window when interacting with front window

Comment 3

17 years ago
Mid-Air collision... first time I've ever seen that...

Bug 29346 is about the ability to disable window.open is JavaScript.  While not
exactly what you're talking about here, I think it would help...

Comment 4

17 years ago
Errrrr.... I don't quite get it. All browsers behave this way and always have. 
It's considered a feature. In fact, the ability to open windows *behind* the 
current window is a security problem, and explicitly disallowed without special 

Other people have made similar comments. Besides the bug 29346 Jake mentioned, 
see also bug 42557 and bug 56690. Those include specific suggestions for 
improving the situation. If you have an idea for something specific, feel free to 
reopen this one and add the suggestion, or make an addendum to one of those other 
bugs, if appropriate.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 5

17 years ago
actually, the bug I was thinking of is #14716.
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