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Cursor input fails becuase of java(?)



Core Graveyard
Java: OJI
16 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Roger, Assigned: Joshua Xia)


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16 years ago
The cursor fails to accept keyboard input on a http webpage form or when trying
to enter a url in the url bar of the mozilla browser.

I've found out that if i mearly do Edit > Preferences > Advanced > and toggle
"Enable Java" to either on or off, the browser/webpage will start to allow
cursor/keyboard input again. (no need to "reload page" either)

this bug has probabely already been submitted but the query page for bugzilla is
quite trivial. appear you must "live" on bugzilla to actuall understand it (lol).

Comment 1

16 years ago
Which build ID are you seeing this with? (Please always include build ID in

Also: Which Window Manager are you using?

Sounds like a "missing focus" bug. I've seen something similar on occation and
used to "solve" it by pasting into the "numb" text field. That usually did the

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Comment 2

16 years ago
I mearly download the srpm from mandrake cooker's site.
I've seen this bug consistantly for the past year and have also installed Redhat

Currently installed is mozilla-0.9.9-2mdk
Maybe this'll help, ...clicked help &...
Mozilla 0.9.9
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/00200203

I use Enlightenment. nope. i haven't used another windowmanager. i'll try to do
so to see if that eleviates the bug.

Sometimes, when i goto a form webpage, just selecting an item in a drop-down
list provokes this bug and all input via keyboard is stopped for ~3 minutes, but
i haven't seen this yet in this current build of mozilla.

I've got your email highlighted and will post any additional info i get, plus
webpage urls.

One thing i do realize, is that Mandrake/Redhat could be adding patches which
which may cause this bug!  So, i'd have to download a tarball build and install
locally to troubleshoot i guess, unless you already know that this bug is
consistant with the main mozilla builds.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Strange. "0203" would indicate a build from early February, but 0.9.9 was
released in the middle March - over a month later.

Do you have multiple mozilla installations there?

Comment 4

16 years ago
Mozilla 0.9.9
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/00200203

is what the help > about page states.  0.9.9 was just released in march...so i

No i do not have multiple builds installed. I built this from srpm, and
installed only after fully uninstalling all other rpms (to ensure no conflicts).
I've seen this bug prior to even upgrading from Mandrake 8.1 > 8.2

Although, I have yet to take the time to download one of the nightly builds to
check for consistancy of this bug. ...i first have to find a page that it messes
up at.  Been about 3 days since i've seen this bug, yet, i haven't been to any
heavy java/javascript sites in awhile either.  

Comment 5

16 years ago
ok. confirm this as "just a loss of the mouse focus"

even just clicking on the edit > preferences (to re-focus teh mouse/cursor to
another point) resolves this problem.

$ rpm -qa |grep enlight

soo....a X/Desktop issue?

Comment 6

16 years ago
Since typing works OK after giving a window/form focus, this is either a
duplicate of one of the 360 other currenly open focus bugs - or dup of one of
the even more numerous fixed ones. I can't reporduce at will on a day old Linux
CVS build.
Which doesn't mean there aren't issues.

I didn't find specific focus bugs related to E. I know FWM has a few.
If you can test a fresh build, from the stabilizing RC1-candidate branch if you
prefer, that would be fine.

Comment 7

16 years ago
yup. i'll check-up with a nightly build or something.

yup. just loose focus mainly on when filling in forms (online orders,
etc)...drop-down selection menus sometimes provoke the lose of focus.
... i wouldn't consider this critical to somebody acustomed with this
bug and knows the work-around...only to new or non-computer literate
users would pull-out their hair over it.

Comment 8

16 years ago
The cursor is also losing focus in rc1 also.

Again, the bug seems minor once you know how to resolve it, but with a new user,
their only recourse is to restart mozilla.
-> Oji
Assignee: Matti → joe.chou
Component: Browser-General → OJI
QA Contact: imajes-qa → pmac

Comment 10

16 years ago
OJI or settings in prefs seem to be a red herring here.
It sounds like a plain focus issue. Toggling anything would likely help.

Reporter: Which themes do you have installed?
Does this bug also happen with a new profile?

Comment 11

16 years ago
Chris Petersen is a new QA contact for oji component. His email is:
Assignee: joe.chou → petersen
fixing small error for pmac@netscape.com (filter with : SPAMMAILSUCKS)
Assignee: petersen → joe.chou
QA Contact: pmac → petersen

Comment 13

16 years ago
reassign to me
Assignee: joe.chou → joshua.xia

Comment 14

16 years ago
I'm going to resolve this. The reporter has never responded to comment #10, and
this appears to be Yet Another loss-of-focus issue.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


8 years ago
Component: Java: OJI → Java: OJI
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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