User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Avant Browser [avantbrowser.com]; i-MailBook; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Build Identifier: i've seen this problem in many editors, so i went to the microsoft knowledge base. i found a summary and article number that only needs the word 'may' changed to 'does' for it to be a perfect description of the problem i'm having when composing mail. i couldn't access the full article so i don't know if this will be helpfull to you or not. but i'm trying. this problem is in mozilla, netscape, and thunderbird. but, this bugzilla editor works correctly with the magnify window. this is what i found at microsoft. "Magnify Window May Not Follow Text as You Type (153366) - When you are using the IntelliPoint software version 1.1 with Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98, the Magnify window may not follow the text as you type in a document." yes, i know it doesn't mention anything about xp. but that could be caused if the article was written several years ago. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. use START > ALL PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > ACCESSIBILITY > MAGNIFIER to open the magnifier window. 2. double click the magnifier settings button on the task bar to open the options window unless it's already open. ensure the 'follow text editing' and 'show magnifier' boxes are ticked, then minimize the options window. 3. open the mozilla compose mail window. 4. move the mouse pointer off the screen. 5. while observing the contents of the magnifier window, hold any letter key down such that it makes a stream of characters all the way across the screen. 6. close mozilla, open notepad, and do steps 4 and 5 again. 7. note the difference between the first and second executions of the steps. Actual Results: i see nothing in the magnifier window on the first execution of steps 4 and 5. on the second execution, i see the characters in the magnifier window. they move in the magnifier window while characters are being typed in the first and last quarters of the editor line. they appear to remain stationary in the middle of the magnifier window while the characters being typed are in the second and third quarters of the editor line. Expected Results: this problem involves interaction with a non mozilla product. mozilla did nothing wrong, nor did netscape, nor thunderbird. however, because the interacting product is from the company that is pretty much the standard regardless of whether it deserves to be, well, i think you understand. though i have been a user of gecko products for many years, my failing eyesight has made me depedent on the magnifier window. i must find another email client until this problem is resolved. i hope this helps. i don't know how to answer the severity question. it's user dependent and means nothing to the majority who don't use the magnifier. but to someone who is visually challenged and knows about and depends on the magnifier, it's a stopper. also, it affects mozilla, netscape, and thunderbird mail composers. perhaps most bugs do. i'm just going to leave the severity question unanswered and let you decide where you want it to fit in the scheme of things. last, i won't write bug reports to thunderbird and netscape. you know best where the resources live to handle this problem. hence, i'll trust the problem will go to where it can best be resolved, and everyone will share in the resolution.
this sentence, located in my last paragraph, 'perhaps most bugs do' should read 'perhaps many individual bugs affect the similar products of mozilla, netscape, and thunderbird.'
Summary: Magnify Window Does Not Follow Text as You Type → Magnify Window Does Not Follow Text as You Type
There are several bugs about the interaction between Mozilla and Magnifier : bug 165992, bug 165994, bug 165995, bug 165996, bug 165998, bug 166000, bug 166004, ... all blockers for bug 82207 (MSAA XUL support). The reason is that Mozilla isn't using native widgets (textfields, dialog bloxes, menus, etc...) and that's why Magnify can't cooperate with Mozilla. It doesn't even know where the cursor is (bug 165992). It's no wonder that Magnify has so much trouble with a lot of applications out there (not just Mozilla). This is also why real accessability software is so hard to do. Following the cursor is just the beginning ... PS : fixing the interaction between Moz and MSAA is one thing ... but we also have to do it multi-platform ! *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 165992 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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