From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9+) Gecko/20020419 BuildID: 2002041908 Pressing backspace in the message compose window doesn't seem to have an effect (ie. no character is deleted) it works in form fields, though. also, it works in the subject field and mail body. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.File|New|Message 2.Enter something in the To: field 3.Press backspace Actual Results: nothing Expected Results: last character should have been deleted
The delete key doesn't work either.
can you highlight and type over?
Yeah that works, sorry for not mentioning initially. However, highlighting the text and pressing delete or backspace then doesn't work either.
I'd have to say mine is the most likely checkin from last night for this. Is this showing up on any platforms other than Linux? My Mac and Windows trees are from middle of the night and they don't exhibit any problems. My Linux tree shows it but that from later in the night.
The assert looks like it's being triggered by ldap autocomplete, and is probably not related. My guess is you should probably file a separate bug for that so it gets looked at by an autocomplete person.
isn't it possible that auto-complete is hanging up the ability to delete characters? I'm marking this a smoketest blocker.
Oh, this is only in the To field, not in the content area? (Sorry, I missed that the first time). Sure enough, I see this in the To field and not in the content area. I don't see the ldap assertions, but I don't have any local ldap server here. Curiously, ctrl-H works fine for backspacing; it's just the backspace key that doesn't work in the To field. I know joki is looking at it but I don't see his name on the cc, so I'm adding him. In the subject and content areas, both ctrl-H and backspace work.
is ctl-h enough of a workaround to not keep the tree closed?
WinXP - 2002041903 Works For Me
most users don't know about ctrl-h
autocomplete (on or off) doesn't affect this bug, so it's likely unrelated (just like akk said). I think a lot of linux users know what ctl-H does, but probably not enough to let this slide.
this is pretty bad, but not technically a blocker; joki's working on it diligently, and that's good enough for me to get the tree open.
i believe this should be fixed now due to the backout of joki's checkin yesterday for bug 124990.
verified with 8-23-2002 branch builds during bft testing on winxp, mac and linux and confirmed again with 20011121 trunk builds on winxp, mac and linux