Mozilla menus steal my mouse clicks




15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: David Buckley, Assigned: David Hyatt)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030326
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030326

If I have a Mozilla menu open (or the dropdown thing on the URL box), Mozilla
steals all mouse clicks that I make, even those not targetted at Mozilla. This
means (for example), that in OpenBox, my normal window manager, I can't
mousewheel on my root window to change workspace. I single click of any of my
three other buttons will remove said menu and reactivate my mouse, but it's
still damn annoying having to do that (mousewheel does not remove the menu;
mousewheel events just get completely thrown away).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Bring up a menu.
2. Move my pointer to the bottom of my screen and use the wheel.

Actual Results:  
A menu popped up and nothing at all happened with my mousewheel events.

Expected Results:  
Nothing; mousewheel/mouse click events should not get stolen by Mozilla when my
mouse is outside of Mozilla's client area. My mousewheel/click events should be
passed straight to my window manager.
Under X, are supposed to grab mouse focus.  Which is why the Mozilla menus do
it.  I get the same behavior with menus in all other applications where the
menus can stay open on mouse release as well.
Yeah, this is entirely intentional behaviour.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

15 years ago
OK, so how about a user option to stop just the dropdown stealing clicks?

I'm quite happy for the menus etc to steal them, but the URL dropdown appears
automatically, and I frequency find myself half-typing URLs, then trying to
wheel on the root window to get to where I was looking for the URL. Of course,
the wheel completely fails to acheive the desired effect, leaving me with an
intense desire to kill Mozilla.

That, or make stolen mouse clicks (like the wheel) remove said dropdown. Again,
maybe best as a user option.

Please fix this, because it's damned annoying for me, and I suspect for other
users of OpenBox. In addition, I doubt it's going to be exceptionally hard to fix.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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Last Resolved: 15 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED


10 years ago
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus → XUL
QA Contact: shrir → xptoolkit.widgets
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