compose window doesn't accept keystrokes after keyboard navigating to it until mouse click in message body



17 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: pje, Assigned: bugzilla)



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17 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016

When opening a new message and using TAB to navigate down to the message body,
keystrokes go nowhere although the cursor blinks and sits there.  It requires a
mouse click in the message window to get keystrokes to register, after which all
is well.  This bug was not around until 1.2 beta on my Linux box.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open new message (CTRL-M or from menu)
2. Fill in To: email (or leave it blank)
3. TAB to Subject:
4. Fill in subject (or leave it blank)
5. TAB to message body window
6. Type some characters

Actual Results:  
No characters appear in message window until you click there with the mouse,
after which everything is peachy.

Expected Results:  
Keyboard should have let me begin to type the message.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Reporter, I tried your scenario with a 10-17 build on my linux system in both
Plain text compose and HTML compose windows and did not see this problem.  This
appears to be a dup of 173818 which was fixed on 10-17, I will mark this a dup
of that bug, but please take a current build to see the fix.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 173818 ***
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 2

17 years ago
More info on this bug, reporter this bug states this happens with a New Msg
window, however with the 10-16 build on linux I can only see this problem with a
Reply Window when my default compose window is set to plain text compose for the
account I'm using.  The dup bug is for a Reply window too.  I tested this again
with the 10-17 build which had the fix and what I saw with the reply window is
fixed.  If your scenario does not include a reply window, and you still see this
with a current build please reopen this and give more details like the type of
compose window (plain text or HTML), the theme you are using, does this happen
in a 2nd compose window if you close the first one without clicking in the body
of the message.  Keeping this as dup for now.

Comment 3

17 years ago
OK, another dup bug 175665 mentions New Msg window with a plain text signature
has the problem.  This was the missing criteria to see the problem in a New Msg
window, I did see this and it is fixed too. 
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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