Switching back and forth from/to Firefox on alternate times you can't type in the form though textbox indicates otherwise




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Bryan Crader, Assigned: Blake Ross)


(Blocks: 1 bug, {qawanted, verifyme})

qawanted, verifyme

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





14 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

Open http://retro.romines.info:9876/queryeq.php,
You can type in the form.  If you alt tab to
anyother program, then alt tab back to the form,
The text focus character is blinking in the form,
yet typing doesn't appear to do anything.  If you
alt tab away, then back again, you can type again.
If you were to tab away and back again, its back
to not letting you type.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open: http://retro.romines.info:9876/queryeq.php
2. Text Focus appears in first entry of form, alt tab
to another program, alt tab back to mozilla, text focus
still appears to be in the first entry line.
3. Attempt to Type, nothing appears in the box, trying to place focus in form
with mouse doesn't seem to allow you to type either.
Actual Results:  
Not able to type without switching away and back to the form.

Expected Results:  
Let you type where the text focus icon is blinking.


14 years ago
Severity: normal → major

Comment 1

14 years ago
Confirming with Gecko/20040215 Firebird/0.8.0+, Windows XP. Dont have Mozilla
suite installed, so I dont know if this also affects it.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Also confirming in Firefox 0.8, tweaking summary.  I'd switch this to NEW except
that I have no idea what to include as a summary, and the devs want a useful
summary/product/component/etc. when marking bugs as NEW.  Can someone test this
in Mozilla?  I'd bet it's there too, but the error mentioned below seems to be
Firefox-specific (because of the reference to autocomplete, which I believe has
been forked), so I'm not sure.

Additional information:
Switching to another window appears to disable text input to the textbox. 
Typing in the textbox seems to do nothing there.  Switching to another window
and switching back seems to re-enable the textbox.  I also seem to be getting an
error message in the Javascript Console when I do this:

Error: [Exception... "'Permission denied to get property
XULElement.selectedIndex' when calling method:
[nsIAutoCompletePopup::selectedIndex]"  nsresult: "0x8057001e
(NS_ERROR_XPC_JS_THREW_STRING)"  location: "JS frame :: <unknown filename> ::
onfocus :: line 0"  data: no]
Summary: Alt tab back and forth from and to firebird, ever other time, you cannot type in the form, even though the text focus bar is blinking → Switching back and forth from/to Firefox on alternate times you can't type in the form though textbox indicates otherwise

Comment 3

14 years ago
You don't have to switch applicaions to see this problem.  Switching tabs inside
the program will show this as well.

The problem occurs in general in the suite, but you don't see the error in the 
javascript console that you see in Firefox.


14 years ago
Blocks: 64451

Comment 4

14 years ago
confirming, this bug is still present.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040210 Firefox/0.8

Comment 5

14 years ago
Confirmed with WinXP build Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Not able to type in the first entry of the from without switching away and back
to the form.
but the selection works fine for the select options which has length more than 1.

Follow up tests:
1.open http://retro.romines.info:9876/queryeq.php,
2.Click on More Search Options and on Advanced.
3.Select any option from Affects Skill,Affects Spell or Areas.
These work irrespective of the switching..while nothing else works..
The New Query window from "Advanced" displays that these selections work.

So I believe that the bug is only with textboxes and the selection options with
length 1.

Comment 6

14 years ago
Happens in Seamonkey too.
Assignee: firefox → general
Component: General → Browser-General
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: general
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 7

14 years ago
Also happens in firefow 1.0 on OS X 10.3.6
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: general → firefox
Component: General → General
OS: Windows XP → All
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Firefox
QA Contact: general → general
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 8

13 years ago
I opened http://retro.romines.info:9876/queryeq.php , focused on input text
control, typed some text, Alt-Tab on other program, Alt-Tab to return back,
cursor was blinking and I was *able to type*.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; bg; rv:1.8b3) Gecko/20050708 Firefox/1.0+

Comment 9

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050718

Comment 10

13 years ago
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050826

Comment 11

13 years ago
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050909
Firefox/1.4 ID:2005090906
Keywords: qawanted, verifyme

Comment 12

13 years ago
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050907

Marking WFM based on overwhelming responce.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
verified with Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b4)
Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4
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