Closed Bug 75713 Opened 21 years ago Closed 19 years ago

MacOS 9 - window.alert() uses bad width, chrome, title, icon, and font


(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, defect, P4)

Mac System 9.x


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mpt, Assigned: trudelle)


(Depends on 1 open bug, )


(Keywords: helpwanted)


(2 files)

Build: 2001041004, Mac OS 9.1

To reproduce:
*   Open the JavaScript console.
*   In the evaluation bar, enter:
    window.alert("This file is in use by the system software. It cannot be
*   Press Enter.

What you should see:
*   An alert which is always 370 pixels wide, with a pink border, no title, the
    `note' icon, and text in the large system font.

What you see:
*   A dialog which can be any width up to 500 pixels, with a gray border, the
    title `Alert', the `caution' icon, and text in the small system font.

This bug may need to turn into a meta-bug for bugs in the XP Toolkit, XP Apps, 
and Themes components.
Attached image What you should see
Attached image What you currently see
Depends on: 79274
Depends on: 79623
Blocks: 57591
Depends on: 81178
Keywords: meta
No longer blocks: 57591
It would seem to me that the variable width would be desirable since the alert
box is variable on Windows. In fact, I've seen many cases were web developers
insert \n to set the appropriate line breaks. I'm not sure what the maximum
width is in windows, but I know from looking at this with Netscape 4.x that it's
more than the mac. I'm just pointing out that this is a portability issue. I'd
think you'd want to allow the same amount of text space in the alert box as on
Windows. The rest of the bug is probably still valid, but since I almost never
use a Mac, I don't know how much this would matter to Mac users.
Depends on: 95649
ok, so the deal is we don't look like a regular mac app. Ooops. At any rate, the
first thing I would want fixed is native widgets.

Marking p4, minor, and future.
Severity: normal → minor
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → Future
-> default assignee
Assignee: pchen → trudelle
Target Milestone: Future → ---
->future/helpwanted, removing meta
Keywords: metahelpwanted
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Mozilla CFM build is dead.
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Summary: window.alert() uses bad width, chrome, title, icon, and font → MacOS 9 - window.alert() uses bad width, chrome, title, icon, and font
QA Contact: sairuh → nobody
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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