When security warnings appear, they have the first item in the warning dialog focused. They should focus the default button. This is shown by the dotted focus ring on the button and not around the checkbox text. To Reproduce: Enable assorted warnings, Edit->Prefs, Privacy & Security, SSL. For example, enabled the unencrypted to unencrypted warning. (Aside: It's really confusing that this warning is on the SSL panel and not forms). Go to http://www.google.com Enter some search terms and press Enter Expected: The security warning dialog should have focus on the Continue button. Actual: The security warning dialog has focus on the checkbox text "Alert me..." This means that if you press space, the checkbox will be toggled. The odd focus makes me pause and wonder if Enter will work to complete the dialog. I believe all dialogs automatically select the first widget. Perhaps they should only select the first button widget or text input widget. Or perhaps there should be different behavior depending on the type of warning/alert. I see this Mozilla 2002070204 on Win2K.
Over to PSM - they own the warning dialogs, I think.
I agree with the change focus request, it seems reasonable to avoid that user accidentially turn off important options. The security code uses nsIPrompt::confirmEx. Jag said, blake or hewitt own that code. Blake, Joe: What do you think about this change request? It is suggested, if the dialog shown by confirmEx only has the message, checkbox and buttons, the checkbox should not get the focus, but a button should get it.
confirmed in build 2002101612 1.2b for linux Enter key will not dismiss the dialog like past versions of mozilla. Related to bug 173246
Yes, I noticed in upgrading from Mozilla 1.1 to 1.2 that the enter key will no longer dismiss dialog boxes like the Security Warning dialog box that will pop up if you have it enabled when going to a site using ssl. I haven't seen the exact behavior of the above bug because Mozilla doesn't focus anything in the dialog box that pops up. In fact, I am unable to dismiss the dialog boxes with anything except my mouse.
i've noticed this too (mozilla 1.2.1, macos x). return doesn't work, only clicking will dismiss. i think even after the dialog is dismissed, focus hasn't returned to the page. when i click ok, i must click into a text field on the page to give it focus. are these problems a separate bug from the checkbox having focus or a side effect?
For Mozilla 1.2.1 on Windows 2000, nothing has focus on the Security Warning dialog and the dialog can only be closed by a mouse click on OK or to close the window.
This seems fixed to me on Mozilla trunk. On Linux, using either a GTK1 or GTK2 build, the domain mismatch dialog now looks slightly differently, probably caused by central changes to the dialog box behaviour. When the Cancel button is focused, pressing enter indeed cancels the operation. WORKSFORME with current trunk. Please reopen if you still see the problem with nightly builds.
I'm sorry, the previous comment was intended for another bug :-( Reopening...
But the funny thing is: This bug indeed appears fixed, too. I tried on Linux with a Mozilla 1.7.5 and a current trunk build. Both set focus to the buttons, pressing space activates the button. WORKSFORME