Open Bug 243544 Opened 17 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Attempting to enter extended ASCII characters in a form sends commands to the sidebar instead


(Core :: DOM: UI Events & Focus Handling, defect)

Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: communications, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421

If I go to any web page that contains a form (such as the form I'm now using to
enter this comment) and attempt to enter extended ASCII characters in that form
(eg. alt-138), the sidebar opens, and commands are sent to it. In certain
instances, repeatedly attempting to enter such characters locked up Mozilla

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a page that contains a form
2. Go to a text field, hold the alt key, enter 138 using the numeric keypad,
release alt key.

Actual Results:  
Character (è) does not appear on the form. Instead, bowser sidebar appears.

Current workaround is to have a text editor handy, typing the text there, and
transfer it to the form using the clipboard.
hmm, worksforme on winxp (2004050108)...
I think the problem is that WM_KEYDOWN event for Alt+3 looks suspiciously like
that for Alt+PgDn which is the command to flip sidebar tabs:
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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(In reply to comment #1)
>hmm, worksforme on winxp (2004050108)...
You probably had Num Lock on at the time, which would generate Alt+3 as a digit,
while I normally have Num Lock off, which generates Alt+PgDn.
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050929
==> keyboard nav
Assignee: general → aaronleventhal
Component: General → Keyboard: Navigation
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → keyboard.navigation
Mass un-assigning bugs assigned to Aaron.
Assignee: aaronleventhal → nobody
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → User events and focus handling
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