with 0.9.8 / OSX 10.1.1 , clicking on an item that makes mozilla to compute duing 1-2 sec. makes the popup menu to appear . reproductible only when mozilla computes a bit -open mail/news -click and release on a folder or an account name. (note : it is better to choose a news folder as mozilla will compute lengthily) result : folder content and popup menu appears expected result : folder content appears . this is also reproductible when you click on a toolbar favorites's bookmark folder with a lot of bookmarks inside . ps: it's not only a mail/news issue but i didn't found a better category .
1-2 sec. processing time is actually the time when we expect the popup menu to appear. It is the same as holding mouse click little bit for getting popup menu. I saw context menu appeared just with a click (without holding) on the previous builds of trunk. From 02-04-2002 build is fine now. You are on branch build. What build date?
I just tested the latest nightly and the bug disapeared ... (i had 0.9.8 release for OS X : 2002020411) also , i noticed that right-clicking (ctrl-click) on an folder displays a popup menu for the previously selected one . I didn't found any bug in bugzilla for this issue , should i enter a new one ?
About displaying a popup menu for the previously selected folder - did you select first the new folder? If previous folder is still selected, then we do 'Ctrl+click' on another one - it is logical to see context menu for previous one. I asked jglick and she clarified: From OSX UI Guidelines: "Many interface elements display a contextual menu when the user presses the Control key while clicking or pressing the item. The contextual menu provides convenient access to often-used commands associated with the item." "The Control key is used to modify the functions of other keys, with terminal-emulation programs for Control-key sequences, and, with a mouse click, to display contextual menus, so with Mac OS, Ctrl+click selects the item And displays the context menu for it."
I select a folder (or another kind of item) and then ctrl-click on another . as you said , 'Ctrl+click selects the item And displays the context menu for it.' in that case , ctrl-click don't selects the item , and so , displays the context menu for the previous one .
You might want to change the summary in this case.
hum , yes , i thought it was necessary to open a new bug ... the problem is also present in bookmark tab / manager .
Update with 0.9.9 : the bug is no longer reproductible with mail folders : now , when you select a folder and ctrl-click on another , the popup appears and then , the second folder is selected (i think folder should be selected before popup menu appears ...). items in the popup menu applies to the second folder as espected. the bug is still present in bookmark manager and tab , and on messages (mail folder content)
I just tested with 2002032208 nightly (with MacOS 10.1.3) and the bug is no longer present in thread pane . it is already present in bookmark tab and manager , in history tab and window , and in adress book tab .