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Linux 115.1esr popup/ephemeral windows not working correctly under TWM window manager

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Just being a 'user' , this is simply to report (and hopefully get it all working again) to the greater good on here and at Mozilla, that popup/ephemeral windows , or whatever they are called, in the 115esr release no longer function correctly (they did with the previous versions) with TWM window manager in this experience.

When clicking on a tool bar icon that launches a 'popup' type window, or in forms using 'drop down' controls for example, as soon as mouse moves over the popup or the popup gets focus, the popup gets closed immediately; it does not stay around to enough to allow a selection or whatever, as it should.

If one can 'tab' into a popup and use the keyboard (keyboard focus so to speak), then it is possible to access some options. The keyboard focus does not seem to cause an immediate close like the mouse does (as above).

As an aside, Chromium suffers the same now

It is something mouse related it seems and with how it all works with TWM - which is old, but as said, there was not a problem previously so whats changed in this version of Firefox browser to introduce this 'bug'.

Peace and best wishes to all Habs

Just being a 'user' , this is simply to report (and hopefully get it all working again) to the greater good on here and at Mozilla, that popup/ephemeral windows , or whatever they are called, in the 115esr release no longer function correctly (they did with the previous versions) with TWM window manager in this experience. When clicking on a tool bar icon that launches a 'popup' type window, or in forms using 'drop down' controls for example, as soon as mouse moves over the popup or the popup gets focus, the popup gets closed immediately; it does not stay around to enough to allow a selection or whatever, as it should. If one can 'tab' into a popup and use the keyboard (keyboard focus so to speak), then it is possible to access some options. The keyboard focus does not seem to cause an immediate close like the mouse does (as above). As an aside, Chromium suffers the same now It is something mouse related it seems and with how it all works with TWM - which is old, but as said, there was not a problem previously so whats changed in this version of Firefox browser to introduce this 'bug'. Peace and best wishes to all Habs

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just a quick update - following posting the above, checking through about:config for mouse/popup related settings (just finger in the dark stuff), there was this option:

ui.popup.disable_autohide set to 'false'

changing it to 'true' helps with the popup closing immediatly once the mouse focus is received, but .... it seems to inferfere (does not work as usual with the setting set to 'false') with some keyboard navigation (left and right arrows and other stuff) in text boxes on some forms (like this one typing in now!)

there is something in this setting that seems to be related to the issue reported, so at least there's some clue :-)