found this while footling around with bug 86523, using 2001.06.18.08 mozilla bits on Mac OS 9.0x. recipe: 0. make sure you have the QuickTime Player [i have v4] already installed. also, you shouldn't have a helper app for mp3's [well, for this recipe, at least] --if you're unsure, try this out with a new profile. 1. click on the above url: http://jrgm.mcom.com/bugs/mimetypes/lemon_lane.mp3 2. when the downloading/helper-app [it'll recognize it as an audio/mpeg file], click on the Set Default button. 3. in the New Type dialog, enter Description: MP3 audio file File extension: mp3 MIME type: audio/mpeg Application to use: [click Choose to enter the path to the QuickTime Player] 4. hit OK, then hit the Set Default button again, which'll bring up the Edit Type dialog [i had done this to access the "Ask me before opening..." checkbox]. 5. deselect [turn off] the "Ask me before opening downloaded files of this type" checkbox. 6. hit OK in Edit Type dialog, and OK in the downloading/helper app dialog. at this point, the helper app opens and plays the file. moreover, the "saving file"/download progress dialog also appears --then disappears as soon as the file has finished downloading. 7. QuickTime Player is now the active application [mozilla is in the background, greyed-out]. bring mozilla to the foreground as the active app by clicking in the browser window's content area. expected: the browser window should become active. actual result: the browser window is brought to the foreground...however, the titlebar remains greyed out. this seems minor [albeit rather odd], since i can still access items from the menubar [which looks active] --eg, File > New Navigator window. also, if i click on the *titlebar* of the greyed out window, it'll become active.
so far only seen on mac. if there's a simpler testcase that'd show this [rather than going thru the helper app gymnastics], do let me know. thx!
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Looks like a dup of bug 84878. I think there must have been some bad layering foo in the old helper app dialog -- it seems fixed with the temporary redesign.
actually, i ran into this while doing prelim/baseline testing for bug 88066... :-/
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Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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