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[Bug 833952] Re: cookie dialogues can pile up out of order, but must still be clicked in order


** Changed in: firefox
       Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix

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  cookie dialogues can pile up out of order, but must still be clicked
  in order

Status in Mozilla Firefox:
  Won't Fix
Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Steps to reproduce:
  1. Open Firefox with a new profile
  2. Set cookies to 'Keep until: "ask me every time"
  3. Go to http://community.htc.com
  4. Click "Deny" for each request that pops up. Go slow enough that you can see if multiple dialogue boxes pile up.
  5. The boxes don't always appear in the same location. When you can see part of a dialogue box behind your current one without dragging it away, click on it.
  6. Continue clicking "Deny" in the boxes that are presented to you.

  Expected result:
  Each cookie is denied in turn.

  Actual result:
  At some point, you reach a dialogue box where it will not respond. You then need to go back to the one that you skipped (in step 5) and deny that request before you can move on. This can be difficult to find if a lot of requests build up.

  This seems pretty contrived, but when you are quickly trying to click
  through a lot of requests, it can happen unintentionally and without

  It might not happen every single time - the changing display location
  of the boxes seems (to me) to be random, so sometimes you might just
  get "lucky" and not run into any issues. On this particular site
  (community.htc.com), the cookie requests seem to be infinite if you
  don't click "Use my choice for all cookies from this site", so you
  have plenty of chances to see the problem.

  Original report:

  If I have the cookies setting "ask me everytime"
  (Edit->Preferences->Privacy->Accept cookies from sites->Keep until:
  ask me every time) and I go to a site that sets a bunch of cookies the
  dialogs to accept/reject the cookies pile up quickly.  This in and of
  itself is a bug as most of the time each dialog asks the exact same
  question.  But the bigger problem is that these dialog boxes must be
  clicked on *in a particular order* and they get out of order.  So I'm
  stuck with maybe 30 dialog boxes that are all piled up on each other.
  I have to move them around in order to find the correct one to click
  on and most of the time give up and kill the browser - which has to be
  done from the command line since the window kill button must be
  disabled because of the dialog boxes.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: firefox 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.48-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Thu Aug 25 11:11:17 2011
   firefox 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
   adobe-flashplugin N/A
   icedtea-plugin N/A
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-30 (116 days ago)

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