if firefox main window is closed without closing download window, cannot open new menu without launcher icon middle click

Bug #780872 reported by Eric Appleman on 2011-05-11

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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

it's not very convenient for touchpad users

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.39-1.6-genusername 2.6.39-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.39-1-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Tue May 10 23:42:18 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110409)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Eric Appleman (erappleman) wrote :

I guess this would be a problem if this was something that normally happens, but closing a Firefox window should close it's corresponding download window, so what's the problem? Are you saying that sometimes you close Firefox main window and the download window stays open? If so, can you describe the circumstances in which that happens?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

The reporter wants to say that when firefox main window and download window are opened and you close the main window you cannot re-open firefox again unless you middle click on the launcher icon of firefox or right click and select to open new instance. Just like bug 784804 for nautilus.

Bug says "Use the skip taskbar hint on the window." as a fix for the issue. This needs to be done in firefox itself.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → firefox (Ubuntu)
affects: unity → firefox
Changed in firefox:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :


We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu and Firefox since that time.

Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) reached end-of-life on May 9, 2013.

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Please let us know if you do otherwise this bug report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

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Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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