"Open Location..." can have focus stolen



UI Design
17 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Millennium, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


Windows NT

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17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; m18) Gecko/20001019
BuildID:    2000101904

If the "Open Location..." dialog is active and a browser window steals its focus
(such as when it finishes rendering a page), the dialog stays open and in front
of other windows, but it cannot be made to focus again. This means that not only
can it not be dismissed, but none of the Mozilla windows behind it will work.
The only way out of this is to kill Mozilla with the task manager.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1) Launch Mozilla.
2) Click on any URL or type in any location.
3) Before the page finishes rendering, hit Ctrl-L or use the menu command
"File:Open Web Location..."
4) Wait until the page behind the dialog finishes rendering.
5) Attempt to dismiss the dialog (or type in any text), or to use any open
Mozilla windows.

Actual Results:  The browser window in the background steals focus from the
dialog. The dialog, while it stays in front of other Mozilla windows, cannot be
refocused (and therefore cannot be dismissed), and it continues to block access
to the Mozilla windows behind it. The only remedy is to kill Mozilla and restart
it (much like a hang, although this is not technically an actual hang).

Expected Results:  Either the dialog's focus is never stolen by the underlying
browser window, or the dialog can be refocused by clicking on it, such that it
works as normal.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Build 2000101908 win32.
When the page is done loading, the dialog loses focus. Clicking on it once does 
nothing. The second click gets the focus on the dialog. Clicking on the 
background window also works. I'm not seeing any lock in the process, I don't 
have to kill the program. 

Comment 2

17 years ago
what theme are you using? modern or classic?

Comment 3

17 years ago
When I'd first reported this I had only tried it with Modern, but Classic is
affected as well. The recent XPInstall problems keep me from trying it with any
third-party skins.

Comment 4

17 years ago
over to XPApps
Assignee: asa → ben
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
jrgm, isn't this a dup of that dialog modality bug 25684? or another toolkit

Comment 6

17 years ago
This worksforme, today's branch builds, modern or classic win2k.

Comment 7

17 years ago
wfm in new win2k build...
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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the following before reopening:

a. that it's still a problem with ***recent trunk builds*** on the all
appropriate platform[s]

b. provide clear steps to reproduce (unless a good test case is already in the
bug report), making sure it pertains to the original problem (avoid morphing as
much as possible :)
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite


9 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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