Please report any other irregularities here.
I am running RedHat Linux 7.2 (Linux 2.4.7-10) on a PIII processor. I am running Mozilla BuildID 2002082200. Hitting Edit->Find in Page or Control-F presents a popup menu for finding text on a page. When I attempt to type in the input box on the popup, no keystrokes are registered. I can go to an xterm and type what I want, and use cut and paste via the mouse to enter the search string, but the Find button is not activated, so searching on a page is not possible.
And this is consistent? Does it only happen w/ specific profiles? Have you found a way to get around it? I find it really surprising that no one else is reprorintg this, or bug 165013. I think it must be something specific to the platform/settings/environment you're running on.
Probably the only oddity in my environment is that I am running twm as a window manager (instead of Gnome or KDE), on top of X11R6. There does not appear to be anything in my shell environment that is unusual, and I have only one profile on the system. The problem is consistent. I get around the authorization (Bug 165013) with Cut and Paste. I've not yet found a workaround for searching a page. If there are any questions concerning my X configuration or twm configuration, please feel free to ask.
Created attachment 96942 [details] X Configuration File This is my X Configuration, as generated by xconfig
I'm mystified. I'm running icewm, no gnome or kde, and I always do my searches using the keyboard (I often don't touch the mouse at all after moving focus into the mozilla window). Have you tried with another window manager? (E.g. move .xinitrc aside then startx and let the system default to gnome or kde or whatever). It does sound like some sort of funky window manager focus problem. Maybe also try toggling between pointer focus and click focus and see if that makes any difference?
Assignee: aaronl → akkana
This is the famous "focus in twm is confused" bug. See especially bug 78928 comment 39 for the problem description and workarounds. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78928 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
mass-verification of Duplicates. mail search string for bugspam: SolarFlaresAreTheCause
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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