User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030822 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030822 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+ "Move system caret with focus/selection changes" is really confusing. I couldn't figure out what it was when I saw it at first. Then I realized it just turned on/off caret browsing like F7. This really needs to be clearer. Maybe we should put some text like the stuff that is in the warning box that happens when you push F7. Maybe "Place a moveable caret in web pages to allow selection of text without a mouse". Just because the option in IE is really confusing, I don't think we should emulate that. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Tools>Options>Advanced 2. Read the Description of Caret Browsing 3. Actual Results: Confusing description Expected Results: Description that makes sense
I have to say, I agree entirely - confirming. And I was mightly amused too, when I realised that the *is* no system caret involved in the F7 mode! (I'm looking for a bug for this)
This is the exact terminology that IE uses, this is intended to make it easier for transitioning users. I think most Mozilla users will use F7 anyway, so this isn't an issue in any case. -> WONTFIX
I can't see how it can "make it easier for transitioning users" - it doesn't do the same thing at all! (it most certainly doesn't show a caret in the middle of a web page in IE, like Gecko does - I couldn't actually find IE doing *anything* different with the option on or off)
Verified WONTFIX 2003-09-03
Continued in bug 217030.
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change