Bookmark menu closes before a bookmark can be selected




8 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: colin.girling, Unassigned)


3.6 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20110303 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.15
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20110303 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.15

Just installed Firefox 4 RC (i.e. Minefield) and it has imported all my bookmarks automatically.
After visiting and, I can open the bookmark menu, but any attempt to move the mouse down to select a bookmark causes the bookmark menu to close itself.
This is happening randomly, but once it starts closing the bookmark menu, it will always keep doing this until Firefox 4 RC is closed and restarted.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Firefox 4 RC.
2. Browse a couple of web sites.
3. Attempt to select an existing bookmark from the bookmark menu.
Actual Results:  
This problem only happens sometimes, and I am yet to find a sequence of steps that will cause it to happen every time, but it does happen within a few minutes of using Firefox 4 RC on Ubuntu.

Expected Results:  
I have Firefox 3.6 installed and bookmarks always display and can be selected from the bookmark menu, expect Firefox 4 RC to do the same.
Any add-on that interacts with menus?

Comment 2

8 years ago
This is a freshly installed Firefox 4 RC without any add-ons.
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
maybe you have a focus-follows-mouse or similar setting/tweak, usually those cause issues with menus

Comment 4

8 years ago
I have not tweaked my OS since it was installed, purely installed Firefox and used it as is out of the box.

Comment 5

7 years ago
I see the same problem after upgrading from 3.5.9 to 6 on Opensolaris.
Bookmarks suddenly do either not open at all or close immediately when
trying to select. This is a serious regression, as it happens quite often,
and can only be reset by restarting firefox.

Comment 6

7 years ago
Reporters -> Can you still reproduce in Firefox 9.0.1? Any luck with better steps to reproduce (STR)?

Comment 7

7 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site ->
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 8

7 years ago
Please reopen: This still happens on Firefox 12, after a while browsing, or even after 
a while doing nothing, no specific steps to reproduce, it just happens in about 60 % of
all runs. Platform here is Opensolaris 134b, Gnome 2.28.2, Gtk 1.2.10. This is a really
annoying bug with high impact, as you have to restart firefox.

about buildconfig:
Build platform target
Build tools
Compiler 	Version 	Compiler flags
/ws/onnv-tools-prc/SUNWspro/sunstudio12.2/bin/cc 	Sun C 5.11 SunOS_i386 2010/08/13 	-I/usr/X11/include -D__FUNC__=__func__ -xlibmieee -xstrconst -xbuiltin=%all -D__FUNCTION__=__func__ -mt -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -xO4
/ws/onnv-tools-prc/SUNWspro/sunstudio12.2/bin/CC 	Sun C++ 5.11 SunOS_i386 2010/08/13 	-xlibmil -xlibmopt -lCrun -lCstd -features=tmplrefstatic,no%except -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D__EXTENSIONS__ -template=no%extdef -xlibmieee -xbuiltin=%all -features=tmplife,tmplrefstatic,extensions,no%except -norunpath -D__FUNCTION__=__func__ -template=no%extdef -xannotate=no -mt -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -xO4
Configure arguments

--enable-application=browser --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib --mandir=/usr/share/man --enable-official-branding --enable-updater --enable-debug-symbols=no --enable-update-packaging --enable-update-channel=release --disable-tests --enable-jemalloc --enable-dtrace --enable-xinerama --disable-crashreporter --enable-ipc

Comment 9

7 years ago
The same happens also with thunderbird 12, same config as in comment #8 .
(In reply to beanladen from comment #9)
> The same happens also with thunderbird 12, same config as in comment #8 .

thunderbird doesn't have a bookmarks menu, afaict.

Comment 11

7 years ago
This bug applies to ALL menus, not only the bookmark entries of firefox.

Comment 12

4 years ago
See also bug #903761.
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