Open Bug 1692191 Opened 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Recipient pill should keep focus after editing (ux-feedback, ux-control)


(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)



(Not tracked)


(Reporter: thomas8, Unassigned)



(Keywords: ux-control)

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1602901 +++


  1. Compose new msg with lots of recipient pills (say 20+) which require scrollling. Have n-th pill somewhere in the mix (say #10)
  2. Edit n-th pill, and add display name: John Doe <>
  3. Press Enter

Actual result:

  • step 2: After adding the trailing bracket, newly added display name is no longer visible because the pill does not expand (which is for another bug)
  • step 3: Just edited pill disappears into the crowd and out of sight without a trace, as focus jumps away to rowInput. No way of double-checking in-place if my edit came out right (aggravated by the non-expanding issue).

Expected result:

  • pill should expand as-you-type (needs followup bug)
  • pill should remain focused after editing to allow another glance and check for correctness of the final pill. Also important to verify if in-pill autocomplete actually did the right thing.
  • pressing ESC on selected and focused pill (after editing) should take me to rowInput (just as END which already works).

As a caveat, we don't want to break things for mouse clicks outside the pill which might use the same helper functions (do they?) .

See Also: → 1692265
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