Closed Bug 1160244 Opened 5 years ago Closed 3 years ago

[SMS][Text Selection] It is difficult to get Text Selection options to appear in the TO: field of a new message


(Firefox OS Graveyard :: Gaia::SMS, defect)

Gonk (Firefox OS)
Not set


(tracking-b2g:backlog, b2g-v2.2 affected, b2g-master affected)

tracking-b2g backlog
Tracking Status
b2g-v2.2 --- affected
b2g-master --- affected


(Reporter: jmitchell, Unassigned)




(Whiteboard: [3.0-Daily-Testing][sms-most-wanted])

It is difficult to get the text selection options in the TO: field. Especially if the cursor is currently in the TO: field and it is blank. The user would encounter this if trying to paste something in the field. To get the text selection options to appear the user must either click off of the field (to get the cursor to leave the TO: field) and then long-press the now-cursor-vacated TO:field; or they must type some letters into the TO: field and long press in the middle to move the cursor to the middle of the letters (it won't work if the cursor is still at the end of the text)

Repro Steps:
1) Update a Flame to 20150430010201
2) Launch SMS and compose a new message
3) Long press into the TO: field
4) try different things to get the text selection to appear in the TO: field (see video)

difficult to get text selection options to appear in the TO: field

Any long-press of the TO: field should yield the current, valid text selection options

Environmental Variables:
Device: Flame 3.0
Build ID: 20150430010201
Gaia: db8ea705c0fd1b1684807f5a8e837bb9a36a6f96
Gecko: 4b9b12c248dc
Gonk: b83fc73de7b64594cd74b33e498bf08332b5d87b
Version: 40.0a1 (3.0)
Firmware Version: v18D-1
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:40.0) Gecko/40.0 Firefox/40.0

Repro frequency: 7/7
See attached: Video Clip:
This issue also reproduces in Flame KK 2.2; text selection is not supported prior to that

Device: Flame 2.2 (KK - Nightly - Full Flash - 319mem)
Build ID: 20150429002501
Gaia: 1b7aa7e60788668ed09abf76022dfa231dbe88d4
Gecko: d38ff4717f39
Gonk: ebad7da532429a6f5efadc00bf6ad8a41288a429
Version: 37.0 (2.2)
Firmware Version: v18D-1
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:37.0) Gecko/37.0 Firefox/37.0
QA Whiteboard: [QAnalyst-Triage?][COM=Text Selection]
Flags: needinfo?(pbylenga)
User unable to call text selection controls. Poor UX. NI component owner to take a look at this bug for a blocking decision
QA Whiteboard: [QAnalyst-Triage?][COM=Text Selection] → [QAnalyst-Triage+][COM=Text Selection]
Flags: needinfo?(pbylenga) → needinfo?(gchang)
Yes, the editable "placeholder" is really small and grows with the text entered.

Maybe we could do otherwise now that we have flexible layout (the current recipient panel was done some long time ago). However this would be really risky for v2.2.
Per comment #3, NI EPM for more information.
Flags: needinfo?(gchang) → needinfo?(hochang)
This is not ideal, that would be great if this can be improved.

Consider the risk and there is a way to make it work(click off then long press), put to next version.
Flags: needinfo?(hochang)
Ya it would be better if we fix this together with recipient panel refresh in next version since Jenny want to change this part long time ago, and I'm afraid there is any easy way to address this issue for 2.2.
Whiteboard: [3.0-Daily-Testing] → [3.0-Daily-Testing][sms-most-wanted]
Remove the dependency because this is an SMS specific behavior.
No longer blocks: AccessibleCaret
Mass closing of Gaia::SMS bugs. End of an era :(
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Mass closing of Gaia::SMS bugs. End of an era :(
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