Open Bug 648796 Opened 12 years ago Updated 6 months ago

Save password prompt balloon obscures window


(Firefox :: General, defect)

4.0 Branch
Windows XP





(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

I am aware that this is by design, but in my opinion this is a usability regression.

When Firefox 4 prompts you to remember a password, it now does so via a pop-up balloon, which hangs down from the address bar, covering a portion of the page, any toolbars you may have open, and your tab bar (if not set to be at the top).

This is incredibly frustrating.  The Firefox 3 method was to display the notification in a new temporary toolbar, inserted between the tabs and the content, so nothing was hidden when the prompt was present.

Now, I find I have to dismiss the notification box every single time in order to continue using Firefox, whereas previously I could just ignore it.  This seems like a step backwards, and not very far off earlier versions where a modal dialog box popped up - sure it's not modal, but if it's blocking access to important parts of the interface or page, then it might as well be!

Reproducible: Always
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
Severity: normal → S3
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