User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 After viewing the Help->About page, none of the keyboard controls work. You can't: - Alt-T to open a tab - Alt-W to close the window - click in the address bar to type in a new window - Crtl-F to open the find box... - etc... The only thing you can do is restart the browser. I've been having this problem for a while now but this is the first time I've been able to recreate it. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. go to help, then select "about mozilla firebird" 2. close the about box. Actual Results: You will lose all keyboard controls. No keyboard shortcuts work, you can't input text into a text box, etc... Expected Results: It should've just closed the about window and let me continue using keyboard shortcuts. I'm using blackbox on Redhat 9, but I've been able to recreate this in Openbox 2.2 (and all versions of 3.0) on Gentoo as well. Also, when this problem happens, all other applications are normal. So even after I lose the keyboard in Mozilla, I'm able to click over to another application and have it work just fine. This is a Mozilla/Firebird issue.
This works for me on both the 0.7 release and a self-compiled nightly build from 2003-10-19 on WinXP.
QA Contact: bugzilla
GRRRR.... After I submitted this bug I tried to recreate it and I couldn't. Somone has to have experienced this problem before. It's been driving me crazy for months. What usually happens is that at random times the keyboard would just drop off. I haven't been able to track it down to a specific site --- **** --- It just dropped out! But this time it only dropped out for like 10 seconds. This is so weird... Is there any kinda debugging log I can view to figure out what's happening? Like a "MozillaFirebird -vv" or something?
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031107 Firebird/0.7+
Ajay, your test URL given in comment 3 is no longer valid. Do you have another testcase?
*sigh* This is driving me crazy... I just went through my steps in comment #3 and it works fine for me now. And I didn't change anything on my system. Is it okay to leave this uncomfirmed and I'll continue to search for a way to verify this bug. Sorry to waste everyone's time, but it's really annoying when you have 10 tabs open and you have to restart the browser because you lose the keyboard focus.
Ajay, if you can't reproduce it anymore this WFM.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: bugzilla → general
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