blank areas of preference panel are live for clicking, causing inadvertent changes

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Firefox
Preferences
UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Eric Rosenbloom, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

The live area for clicking to change a preference setting extends well past the text for the ballot box and into the blank area. Many's the time I have inadvertently changed a crucial setting and not even known by just clicking a blank part of the window to bring it forward.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open up the Preferences window and go to, e.g., the Privacy settings
2. Go back to the browser window or to another application, with part of the Preferences window showing from behind it.
3. Click on the Preferences window to return to it.
4. If you click in part of the upper right blank area, you may toggle the setting to automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session. If you click in a part lower down, you may toggle the setting to clear history when Firefox closes.
Actual Results:  
Since you only see the blank area, you don't see the change being made, the consequences of which can be quite significant and certainly inconvenient and puzzling.

Expected Results:  
Preferences should not be changed by clicks in blank area of the window.
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