Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429490
Search makes FF 3 too wide, scrollbar lost
Last modified: 2009-04-23 16:34:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Vertical scrollbar disappears if search function is used, and several
tabs are present. Please see attached screenshot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100%, but you need to know how
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Firefox 3 in an unmaximized window
2. Open enough tabs so they get smaller than their natural size,
but not enough for them to overflow and obtain the little
3. Find a page with enough text for scrollbar to appear
(e.g. a Bugzilla page)
4. Hit ^F, get search bar.
5. Search for any string that is present in the text, like "firefox"
6. Once you searched twice, the rendered pane will get wider, so
the scrollbar disappears and cannot be clicked. The scroller mouse
still works, so it's there, only invisible.
Scrollbar disappears, text wider than the screen.
Text width remaining as it was before the search.
To recover, you need to close search bar and the tabs.
Created attachment 292311 [details]
Screenshot of the problem
Hmm, two points:
a) cannot reproduce here with
b) no matter, what I do I have always "the little extension button" present even
when tabs don't covert whole width of the window. Do you have some extensions
present which could be the issue?
Regarding (b) bo you mean the vertical button (which drops down a list) or the
horizontal one (which shifts tabs left and right)? The list button is always
present, but the shift button is not.
Of extensions, I have Flashblock.
I figured more of what happens. When the search wraps, a message appears in the
search bar that says "Reached top of page, continued from ..." (latter part
unreadable). That message is what overflows the window. I guess your window is
just not narrow enough for it to happen.
I also can't reproduce. Is this a problem still with the latest snapshots from
rawhide/koji? If so, we should move it upstream since this is upstream's code
and it's still a pre-release.
Fixed in 3.0-0.beta2.12.nightly20080121.fc9.
The bug reoccured in firefox-3.0-0.63.cvs20080516.fc10.x86_64.
Thought this was fixed upstream?
Created attachment 306404 [details]
I filed an upstream bug:
Mozilla people made me to test their build, and surprise: it works.
This bug is specific to Fedora.
This is confusing a bit. Apparently a bug just like this existed
in upstream Firefox. _Probably_ that was what I reported originally
in this bug report. Then they fixed it, so I closed this. But now we
made a bug with exactly the same symptom.
Created attachment 306559 [details]
OK screenshot of upstream
BTW... Upstream is UGLY in capital letters. I'd rather use our build,
if it worked.
Taking this bug...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This seems fixed in 3.1 Beta 3 (available in F11 Beta). Closing.