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listbox navigation stalls




Keyboard: Navigation
15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: rnorberg, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: INVALID?, URL)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030218
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030218

Using the keyboard to navigate a drop down listbox.

Expected Results : Pressing a key ("C") that matches the first character of a
line item jumps focus to that line ex. "Cat", "Canary", "Camel".  Pressing that
key mulitple times will step through all the lines that start with that
character in sequence.

Problem : Pressing a two different keys quickly does not navigate focus to the
second line.  Focus is moved to the first line, but it is not moved from there
to the second line unless you wait 2-3 seconds between keystrokes. 

Another symptom - sometimes a key takes you to a line that does not start with
that character.
    press H - jumps to "Hedgehog" 
    wait 2 seconds
    press R - jumps to "Rabbit"
    quickly press H - jumps to "Rhino"

Testcase : listbox.html

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
  <title>Drop down Listbox</title>
Listbox: <br>
Click on the pulldown arrow and the list should drawn.  All 12 animal
names should be listed from Dolphin to Shark. <br>




Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Actually, if you type "rh" quickly it will take you to the entry starting with
"rh" if such an entry exists.  And this is entirely purposeful -- it allows much
faster navigation in listboxes.

The ont issue, perhaps, is that we should not be sticking at "Cat" if in that
testcase someone presses "c" and then "r" quickly, since there are no entries
starting with "cr".
Whiteboard: INVALID?
Severity: blocker → normal
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

14 years ago
So is this invalid? Seems like it is.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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