Firefox preferences select boxes too small in some themes

Bug #798770 reported by Colin Law
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firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

In Firefox Preferences some select boxes are too small in some themes.
For example in the Content tab the Font Size dialog is too small to show the number when the Ambiance or Clearlooks system themes are selected, but is ok when the darkroom theme is selected.

This also shows itself in plugin dialogs, for example in the Reminderfox Add/Edit reminder dialog the date select fields are too small in those themes. See

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jun 17 16:18:15 2011
 firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.3
 flashplugin-installer N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1.1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-06 (41 days ago)

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Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :
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Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

I understand the the problem is also seen in Thunderbird / Options / Views / Formatting which has some small 2-digit pull-down menus that exhibit the same effect, though I have not verified this personally.

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Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

It appears that this has been fixed in the nightly build of Firefox from, version 8.0.1a1 (2011-07-15). At least in the Font Sized box of the Content tab. I have been unable to check that it also fixes the issue in ReminderFox as this is not yet compatible with the nightly build of FF.

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Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

Having used the Add-on Compatibilty Reporter to enable ReminderFox in Firefox 8.0.a1 I find that ReminderFox still exhibits the symptom on date select fields.

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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.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported? Please let us know if you do.

If we do not hear from you the bug report will close itself in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for firefox (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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