User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 I wanted to paste a partial URL to the end of the URL in the location bar. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Copy text to paste to the end of the URL in the location bar. 2. Left-click the location bar to get focus (entire URL should be automatically selected. 3. Left-click again at the end of the URL to place the insertion cursor at the end of the URL (URL is de-selected, insertion cursor starts flashing after the last character in the URL). 4. Right-click to bring up the Edit context menu for a text field/location bar (Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All). Actual Results: Mozilla re-selects the entire URL when it posts the Edit context menu for the text field. Expected Results: Mozilla should have left the URL un-selected so that I could paste to the end of the URL. I know that different platforms have different default behaviors for text selection (e.g., Win32 vs. X), and that this issue may be as a result of trying to be as general as possible. However, I think that this problem is important enough to put out for general comment. Selecting a text field, then specifically placing the insertion point to a specific place in the URL (even if that place is at the end of the URL) should be supported on every platform. In fact I just tested putting the insertion cursor in the middle of the URL and right-clicking to post the Edit context menu. It also re-selects the entire URL. Note that Ctrl+V allows me to paste at the insertion point without re-selecting the entire URL. As such, a work-around does exists, but I don't think the current behavior exhibits standard User Interface behavior for a text field. If I want to insert, then I want to insert at the exact location that I placed the insertion point.
Additional comment: This is similar to bug 168770, however, I think that that particular bug is the opposite of this problem. Bug 168770 wants the entire URL to be selected when pasting to the location bar; however, I think that the pasting operation is done via the Edit context menu when the location bar does NOT have focus.
Nope, I was wrong about bug 168770. The problem described there is pasting into the location bar when the location bar is "the currently selected widget". The important difference between this bug and that bug is the platform (NT vs. Linux).
worksforme; Windows XP Professional, Mozilla 1.2b 2002110808
This has been fixed for two weeks or so now (not in 1.2b, though). *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 96446 *** *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 96446 ***