Hover behaviour should be consistent across all buttons

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
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RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Paul [pwd], Unassigned)

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Trunk
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923 Firefox/4.0b7pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923 Firefox/4.0b7pre

Take for example Adblock Plus, that's a menu button but if you hover over it, nothing happens bar a tooltip. However if you take NoScript, you hover over that and the menu activates as well as the tooltip. While my recommendation would be to only show the tooltip, the behaviour needs to be consistent either way.

Reproducible: Always
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Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 574688
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I think this is WONTFIX. I think addons should be able to determine what happens here.
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Consistency is highly important. There's no real usage benefits for hover state options, it's not like they can't be created via the drop down.

Comment 3

7 years ago
I got a similar problem here. I was working in IE but recently insatlled Firefox in this PC. Now Firefox is the default Internet navigator but my dreamweaver files wich seems to work perfectly in IE now have some miss of functionality in firefox. Links not working at all, except one or two, switching images with mouseover behaviour not working also. How can i fix this. Im checking my code but it seemes alright to me.

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923
> Firefox/4.0b7pre
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923
> Firefox/4.0b7pre
> 
> Take for example Adblock Plus, that's a menu button but if you hover over it,
> nothing happens bar a tooltip. However if you take NoScript, you hover over
> that and the menu activates as well as the tooltip. While my recommendation
> would be to only show the tooltip, the behaviour needs to be consistent either
> way.
> 
> Reproducible: Always

I got a similar problem here. I was working in IE but recently insatlled
Firefox in this PC. Now Firefox is the default Internet navigator but my
dreamweaver files wich seems to work perfectly in IE now have some miss of
functionality in firefox. Links not working at all, except one or two,
switching images with mouseover behaviour not working also. How can i fix this.
Im checking my code but it seemes alright to me.
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Comment 5

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923
> > Firefox/4.0b7pre
> > Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100923
> > Firefox/4.0b7pre
> > 
> > Take for example Adblock Plus, that's a menu button but if you hover over it,
> > nothing happens bar a tooltip. However if you take NoScript, you hover over
> > that and the menu activates as well as the tooltip. While my recommendation
> > would be to only show the tooltip, the behaviour needs to be consistent either
> > way.
> > 
> > Reproducible: Always
> 
> I got a similar problem here. I was working in IE but recently insatlled
> Firefox in this PC. Now Firefox is the default Internet navigator but my
> dreamweaver files wich seems to work perfectly in IE now have some miss of
> functionality in firefox. Links not working at all, except one or two,
> switching images with mouseover behaviour not working also. How can i fix this.
> Im checking my code but it seemes alright to me.

This bug is specific to the addons bar. However, try running your source code through a validator, that may help you solve the problem.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Consistency is highly important. There's no real usage benefits for hover state
> options, it's not like they can't be created via the drop down.

what drop down? i don't understand.
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Comment 7

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > Consistency is highly important. There's no real usage benefits for hover state
> > options, it's not like they can't be created via the drop down.
> 
> what drop down? i don't understand.

No button should be able to make its drop down content appear by having the mouse cursor hover over the button. That action should be solely reserved for the user clicking (the down arrow) on a drop down button. Anything to the contrary is annoying, hence why it's not default behaviour within Firefox. To allow Addons to break this consistency is, in my opinion a bad idea which corrupts the user experience.
Add-ons can absolutely do this now if they want, and do, and I'm not going to bar that.

Also, add-ons in the bar could be any type of element, wrapped in a toolbaritem element - why do you assume they're drop downs?
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Comment 9

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #8)
> Add-ons can absolutely do this now if they want, and do, and I'm not going to
> bar that.
>
> Also, add-ons in the bar could be any type of element, wrapped in a toolbaritem
> element - why do you assume they're drop downs?
In my experience they've presented themselves as drop downs with small black arrows besides them. But you're right, it is a assumption.

Marking as WONTFIX
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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