[Bug 187313] Re: right click (with button release) might activate popup-menu-item

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Thu Jun 5 20:17:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:34:41PM -0000, Andr?? Pirard wrote:
> > That bug is supposed to be fixed in RC1. What is left here is _true_
> > random selection - which has been confirmed multipl times, but noone
> > could come up with easy to follow instructions to reproduce it.
> >   
> Did you try what I mentioned?
> Use a slow system (or slow it down), be sure to have Flash enabled, go 
> to Google News, easiest is to make some search by date, you get an URL 
> list, right-click-open-link-in-new-tab it in sequence rapidly. Assuming 
> you'll have as many Flash ads as here, you may meet the problem.
> Firefox does not make good multitasking, the Flash player probably 
> blocks resources (why the heck does it play in the background? (spending 
> CPU time showing things nobody sees)) and the focus window does not 
> receive its share of processing time. These timing issues probably 
> reveal a mouse driving bug that doesn't show  otherwise.
> On a small computer of mine, response time and false clicks appear with 
> 6-8 launched windows running.
> If I do the same experiment with Flash applet disabled, it's well after 
> launching 20 windows that the problem starts to manifest faintly.

Thanks for the testcase. Anyone can reproduce it with those

 status incomplete

> Also, the repeated crashes that made FF disappear without notice nor 
> apologies were obviously caused by Flash.

Yes, Flash unfortunately comes with many crashes, yes. Most crashes
however are no firefox bugs. Have you tried the flash 10 preview?
maybe it improves stability?

> I wonder why we he have beta software in a LTS release.
> Now I enable Flash only for the time I really need it .   Way way way 
> cooler.

... not related to this bug.

> But yet, if only for trying :
> Question : may I install both FF2 and FF3 to run in the same system?

... questions are better asked on http://answers.launchpad.net

 - Alexander

** Changed in: firefox
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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