Changing email accounts when sending mail affects focus



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: cooperg, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)


Windows XP

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021123
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021123

At work I have both my work and personal email addresses set up in MozMail. 
My work account has a signature, the other does not. If I start a mail message
then change what account I'm sending from the blinking cursor still stays in
the composition area but if I type text nothing happens. I have to actually 
click the mouse in the composition area in order to begin typing again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. compose a new mail message, type some stuff in to the composition area
2. change which account you're sending FROM (by mouse operation)
3. note that the cursor is still holding your place in the composition area
4. attempt to continue your mail message (by typing). 

Expected Results:  
Expected result would have been that it let me continue typing. 
The easy fix would be to remove the blinking cursor from the composition
area, implying that the focus is now on the FROM area but I would rather
be able to continue typing my message. :/

Comment 1

15 years ago
Reporter (cooperg): The symptom you describe still exists in 1.3 Final (probably 
in 1.3.1, as well) but the behavior has changed in 1.4 -- as of RC2, at the 
latest, selecting a new identity in the From: moves the focus to a new To: field 
in the address block, with the cursor blinking there and keystrokes appearing 
there.  Maybe not the ideal solution, but at least the confusion is gone.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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