Open Bug 193088 Opened 19 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Text in background windows should not be selectable

Categories

(Core :: DOM: Selection, defect, P5)

PowerPC
macOS
defect

Tracking

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People

(Reporter: bugmail, Unassigned)

Details

Text in a non-foreground window in FizzillaMach/2003021203 is selectable, but
should not be.

1. Open a Mozilla window showing <>
2. Open another Mozilla window
3. Move the mouse cursor over text in the background window; note the cursor
becomes an I-beam
4. Click and drag over said text

Expected results:
The background window should be brought to front and the click+drag otherwise
disregarded. (The cursor should not change over text in background windows.)

Actual results:
Text in the background window is selected and the window is not brought to the
foreground.
Summary: Text in background windows should not be selectable. → Text in background windows should not be selectable
See also bug 6582.
This is mostly fixed after bug 340592.  If you click and drag in a background window while the app is active, but we still won't bring the window forward.  We don't select text, but we'll try to start a drag, even if there's nothing draggable.  We probably want to bring the background window forward unless a real drag is beginning.
Assignee: mjudge → nobody
QA Contact: pmac → selection

Bulk-downgrade of unassigned, >=3 years untouched DOM/Storage bug's priority.

If you have reason to believe this is wrong, please write a comment and ni :jstutte.

Severity: normal → S4
Priority: -- → P5
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