Closed Bug 574797 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

in a showModalDialog window, toolbars can be made visible & new tabs can be created

Categories

(Core :: General, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: fryn, Unassigned)

Details

Create a window, which behaves mostly like a modal dialog, with window.showModalDialog.

The toolbars can be made visible by, say, clicking on the top-right pill button on OS X.
New tabs can also be created in this new window.

This should be fixed during the process of making showModalDialog tab-modal. (bug 564337)
Blocks: 564337
Perhaps I'm missing something, but what is the intended user benefit of being denied access to part of their user interface (and any means to restore said access)? I for one prefer that I can always access toolbars and preferences, and would prefer also to always have access to all relevant menus. If showModalDialog is made tab-modal, then I would want to be able to create new tabs while such a dialogue is being shown. In general, I believe it is best to avoid removing user control over any feature except to benefit the user. But, as I said, perhaps I'm missing something.
I don't think this is something we care to fix anymore. If anything, we'd probably just deprecate the API via bug 627151.
No longer blocks: 564337
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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