Useability: double-clicking in address bar should select the whole address, not the last portion of it

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

RESOLVED INVALID
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: nelomolen, Assigned: asa)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

in builds prior to "anything 1.3", double-clicking on the address bar would
select the entire address bar text, allowing for quick typing of a new address
in it's stead.  getting used to the changed behavior is quite a bear, and i'm
sure i'm not the only person who finds myself clicking 10... 20...30...  an
infinite number of times, just trying to get the whole thing highlighted
(instead of just clicking and dragging to select, what simpletons we are!)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. double-click inside the address bar
2. that's about it. 

Actual Results:  
the final portion of the address (in this case "cgi") was selected instead of
the entire address ("http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi")

Expected Results:  
the entire address should have been highlighted.

"modern" theme.  that's about all i can think of.
There's a preference you can set to go back to the old behavior... (see unix.js
in lxr.mozilla.org; search for "select" to find the right pref).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

16 years ago
Also see bug 188567.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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