Menus are not shown when accessed by keys in full screen mode, but they work

Bug #571229 reported by Marton Kadar on 2010-04-28
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Confirmed
Medium
firefox (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

marcingo@idevele:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
Codename: karmic

marcingo@idevele:~$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Candidate: 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 0
        500 http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.5.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu6 0
        500 http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages

Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Normal mode: I press Alt-F. The File menu appears. I can see that the key for print preview is V as it is underlined. I press V. The print preview appears.

Fullscreen mode: I press Alt-F. The File menu does NOT appear. I press V just in case. The print preview appears.

Always reproducible.

Expected Results:
The menu should be displayed upon the corresponding keypress in fullscreen mode as well. It is worst with the Bookmarks, because they change and by the time one memorizes a keystroke combination, a new bookmark or submenu will likely make it invalid.

still see this with
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1b3) Gecko/20090305 Firefox/3.1b3

Henrik, is this a regression? If so, perhaps bug 240859?

BTW, lots of fullscreen mode bugs

No idea if this is a regression. Haven't checked this yet. Would be nice if someone could find the time to check with older releases.

*** Bug 434286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I tested FF2.0.0.9 and behavior is the same. So not related to bug 240859, ... and I did not find an older bug to dupe to!

cc: Michael from bug 240859

Created an attachment (id=371396)
This picture show the problem.

In the picture, we can see in the lower side a region that is unused by firefox, after that the windows task bar is show, the rigth side is not show fine, and finally, the in upper side is not the firefox title bar.
This ocurr when there two or more firefox windows is opened, this not ocurr with the first firefox windows, ocurr with the other firefox windows.

(From update of attachment 371396)
Sorry, this picture is for bug 486962. But have any connection with this bug.

Marton Kadar (marton-kadar) wrote :

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

marcingo@idevele:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
Codename: karmic

marcingo@idevele:~$ apt-cache policy firefox
firefox:
  Installed: 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Candidate: 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
  Version table:
 *** 3.5.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1 0
        500 http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com karmic-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com karmic-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.5.3+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu6 0
        500 http://hu.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages

Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Normal mode: I press Alt-F. The File menu appears. I can see that the key for print preview is V as it is underlined. I press V. The print preview appears.

Fullscreen mode: I press Alt-F. The File menu does NOT appear. I press V just in case. The print preview appears.

Always reproducible.

Expected Results:
The menu should be displayed upon the corresponding keypress in fullscreen mode as well. It is worst with the Bookmarks, because they change and by the time one memorizes a keystroke combination, a new bookmark or submenu will likely make it invalid.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Reporter has firefox-3.5

affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu) → firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. The upstream report will soon be imported to Launchpad and if the upstream developers have any questions, you can reply directly in Launchpad.
I'm going to mark it as Triaged and wait for upstream to work on this. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

*** Bug 562317 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Medium

Still an issue in FF 4.0. (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0)

Especially troubling is the fact that F11 does not work if you happen to activate a hidden menu. My suggestion is that Firefox should exit full-view mode when a menu is activated.

Still there.
Also note that hitting F10 (Linux/Windows) in fullscreen mode activates the invisible menubar as well, so that you can't even leave fullscreen mode via F11 until you hit F10 again or happen to hit a menu command!
That's nasty.

+1 Firefox 20 on Linux

In very old builds
2003-08-08-17-trunk.MozillaFirebird-i686-linux-gtk2+xft —
2006-12-07-04-trunk.firefox-3.0a1.en-US.linux-i686
* menus which have first been opened in normal mode work in full screen mode
* menus which have first been opened in full screen mode first are broken also in normal mode

Since 2006-12-08-04-trunk.firefox-3.0a1.en-US.linux-i686, menus never work in full screen, and don't break in normal mode.

The bug is still present in 2013-11-13-03-02-05-mozilla-central-firefox-28.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.

I'm running Firefox 27.0.1 on Windows 7 with the US-International keyboard. In full-screen mode, the Menu Bar is "permanently" hidden rather than auto-hidden, and it is completely nonfunctional. There is no way to display or access it in full-screen mode, whether by moving the pointer to the top of the screen, pressing F10, pressing and releasing the leftAlt key, or pressing a leftAlt keyboard shortcut (e.g., leftAlt+v for the View menu or leftAlt+T for the Tools menu). (The rightAlt key is used for typing special characters in the US-International keyboard.) The only way to regain access to the Menu Bar (and its menus) is to exit full-screen mode.

This is a MAJOR inconvenience for me, for two reasons:

(1) I am using Tab Mix Plus's multi-row Tab Bar option, which eats up vertical webpage space in regular display mode. Full-screen display mode is very useful in recovering that space. (NOTE: changing the Tab Bar to a single row display in Tab Mix Plus does not eliminate the permanently hidden Menu Bar problem.)

(2) I have placed most of my toolbar buttons on the Menu Bar. (I gather that that particular customization may be limited or eliminated in Australis, but I'm planning on restoring it with extensions). I use my toolbar buttons extremely frequently, and having to toggle back and forth between full-screen and regular display modes is not a practical option.

For me, this qualifies as a MAJOR bug.

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