Closed Bug 20192 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago

Location bar: must select all on initial click


(SeaMonkey :: General, defect, P3)

Windows NT


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: warrensomebody, Assigned: radha)



If you want to select all the text in the location bar and type a new URL right
after a window comes up, the first time you click it ends up just putting the
cursor at the beginning of the line, no matter where you clicked. You then have
to double click to select all the text.

In 4.x, the first click selects all the text.
Assignee: beppe → kin
Target Milestone: M13
Kin, I think this may be a dup of 18179
Accepting bug.

The fact that the first click sets the cursor at the beginnging is a dup of 18179.

I'm not duping this bug because the 4.x SelectAll on Focus/Click feature that
warren describes needs to be added to Gfx Text widgets.
Assignee: kin → buster
*** Bug 21450 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The bug has 2 parts:
1) the first click doesn't get passed through to the editor.  This is covered by
other bugs, don't have numbers handy.
2) the browser folks have to put in logic to "select all on initial click",
that's behavior unique to the url bar.  other text controls shouldn't work that
way, it's weird.  I think there's already a bug on that one, too.
Assignee: buster → leger
Component: Editor → Browser-General
Depends on: 21612
the layout portion of this is covered in bug 21612, which will be fixed by
tomorrow.  Reassigning the browser portion to the browser team.  It may already
be a dup.
cc'ing self and don
Assignee: leger → radha
Summary: must click 3 times in location bar → Location bar: must select all on initial click
If "select all text on inital click" is going to make it into the final (I
really hate this feature but a lot of people like it), please don't do it
exactly the same as v4.  v4 requires 3 clicks in the url bar to get it to edit
where you would like (When 2 clicks could do it)

v4.7 does this (If you click fast... if you are slow it works in 2 clicks):
1st click: Selects all (Puts the cursor at the end of the line)
2nd click: >>> Is ignored <<<
3rd click: finally deselects everything and places the cursor where you want it.
Target Milestone: M13 → M15
Move to M15.  Not required for beta 1.
Component: Browser-General → Selection
QA Contact: sujay → elig
This is a selection bug; QA Assigning to self, of course.
Closed: 23 years ago
Component: Selection → Browser-General
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
moving back to browser-general, it's not a selection bug.  dup of 19217

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19217 ***
a) I don't necessarily think that failure to select all on first click (bug
19217) is the same problem as this (clicks being ignored), but I'm willing to
see if 19217 fixes it.

b) I think this is a real pain in the ass and should certainly be fixed for
beta, if not dogfood.

please re-read my comment on 1999-12-13 11:48 and see if you agree with the dup.
Sounds like dups to me.

I'm not sure I agree that the location bar should be different from all the
other text fields though. That's weird.
I don't agree either, but that is how 4.x behaves...

Verifying as duplicate.
Depends on: 24762
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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