Options menu does not stay open when mousing quickly from Options to Addons and back again in Firefox menu

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED INVALID
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Benjamin Xiao, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug)

Trunk
x86
All
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fx4-fixed-bugday])

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110203 Firefox/4.0b12pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110203 Firefox/4.0b12pre

As per bug 628807, we currently have a delay that prevents split menu entries from closing immediately when the cursor exits the menu.

Can we make the delay also happen when mousing between split menu entries and
regular menu entries?

For example, hover over Options and wait for the submenu to appear. Then
quickly mouse over to addons and then back over to Options before the submenu
disappears. You'll see that even though there's a delay before the Options
submenu closes, you can't make it stay open. The delay in this case is rendered
useless and gives users the false impression that they have a short period of
time to return to the submenu after accidentally mousing over something else.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mouse over Options split-menu and wait for submenu to appear
2. Mouse over to addons and then quickly back over to Options before the submenu disappears.
3. Note that even though your mouse is back on Options, you can't make the submenu stay open.
Actual Results:  
Options menu disappears even though mouse is back on the split menu entry

Expected Results:  
Options menu stays open if mouse is back on split-menu before menu delay expires.
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Summary: Create delay when mousing between split menu entries and regular menu entries in Firefox menu → Options menu does not stay open when mousing quickly from Options to Addons and back again in Firefox menu
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [fx4-fixed-bugday]

Comment 1

7 years ago
This will probably be fixed by bug 628819, although that won't happen in time for Firefox 4.
Depends on: 628819
Is this actually a valid bug? I get the same behavior when moving from a proper <menu> to a <menuitem> and back.

Updated

7 years ago
Component: General → Menus
QA Contact: general → menus

Updated

7 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 3

7 years ago
Not really sure why you marked this as invalid. Re-mousing over a split menu should reopen it. Regular submenus have this behavior.
Comment 0 says it should stay open.

Now you're saying it should reopen. But it actually does reopen over here. Do you have steps to reproduce where it doesn't?
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Comment 5

7 years ago
The steps to reproduce are in comment 0.

Open the Firefox menu, mouse over Options and wait for the splitmenu to appear. Then in less than a second mouse over to Addons and then back to Options. The Options menu should stay open, but currently it closes.

I should point out that I am mousing over Options itself, not its submenu. Going from Addons to the submenu does make it stay open.
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