Loss of focus with new tabs, Mail launch and re-connections




17 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: garry, Assigned: joki)



Firefox Tracking Flags

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17 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Mozilla 1.1 (and its predecessors) constantly loses focus when:
1. A new tab is launched with Ctrl+T
2. Mail is launched
3. Re-connecting after a disconnection with Mozilla still running

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Mail in Mozilla 1.1/Linux
2. Launch a new tab in Mozilla 1.1/Linux
3. Keep Mozilla 1.1/Linux running and re-establish PPP connection
Actual Results:  
1. No focus. Have to click mouse in Window before I can use the keyboard
2. Tab is launched but focus disappears. Have to click window before keyboard
can be accessed
3. Mozilla 1.1/Linux won't even access web pages and Mail often refuses to
connect. Requires re-booting Mozilla.

Expected Results:  
1. Mail should be accessible without clicking the window first
2. Tabs should launch allow immediate Ctrl+Shift+L launch without having to
click  window first
3. Should be able to retain connection parameters instead of requiring re-boot
following a disconnection.

The re-connection problems are the most serious but, in general, Mozilla
1.1/Linux doesn't seem to have a clue about retaining focus half of the time. I
use it within KDE if that makes any difference.

I routinely launch Mozilla via the shell with:

$ /usr/local/mozilla/1.1/mozilla &

... so this should prevent any other processes interfering, I would have thought.

Comment 1

17 years ago
I guess this would be either Event Handing or maybe HTML Form Controls.

Reporter:  Did you mean that any one of 1, 2, or 3 would cause focus to be lost,
or that the sequence of 1, 2, and 3 in order will cause it to happen?

I haven't run into most of this myself, but I did run into something like the
tab problem, and I stumbled across this bug when searching for duplicates prior
to reporting a new bug.  Looking a little further, what I ran into is a
duplicate of bug 124750.  This one sounds like something different, though.
Assignee: asa → joki
Severity: major → normal
Component: Browser-General → Event Handling
QA Contact: asa → rakeshmishra


16 years ago
QA Contact: rakeshmishra → trix

Comment 2

16 years ago
Reporter can you reproduce this bug with a newer build (1.4 final)?
If not, then please close this bug as worksforme. Thanks.
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