no per window language bar settings

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15 years ago
2 months ago


(Reporter: vogt, Assigned: smontagu)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-AT; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616

I really miss the "per-window language bar settings" in the mozilla suite. 

I use the Windows XP language bar to switch between japanese, german and english
keyboard input. It seems to me as if mozilla uses the same language selection
for the whole application i.e. all open windows. IE does allow different
settings for different windows which I find a very reasonable thing. If I have
one window entering something in Japanese and then I want to look up something
in a German-Japanese dictionary in another window I always have to switch back
and forth between Japanese IME and German keyboard which is extremely annoying...

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open two windows with forms/e-mail..., one for entering japanese, one for
entering german.
2. focus on one window, set language bar to japanese
3. switch to other window, set language bar to german
4. switch back to first window

Actual Results:  
All windows of mozilla use german keyboard input.

Expected Results:  
The window set to japanese should still use japanese IME.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Still does not work and does not work with firefox or thunderbird either.

Comment 3

13 years ago
==> intl
Assignee: general → smontagu
Component: General → Internationalization
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: general → amyy

Comment 4

13 years ago
Not everyone likes to have this feature. If implemented, this should be
configurable (with the default behavior set as we have now). Anyway, this should
be a dupe of another bug (whose bug number I don't recall at the moment)

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #4) I do not agree with that. The keyboard language is
linked to a particular window as the language of the content is linked to it.
When I change the character encoding of a viewed page this change does only
affect the current page in the current window. It does not affect all the other
windows where I may view pages in other languages with other encodings.
Likewise, I would certainly expect that the selected language bar settings for
input into a web page  is linked to that particular window and web page and not
to all other windows in other languages. This seems to me the consistent logical
way to do it.

Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4) I do not agree with that. The keyboard language is

You're free to disagree with me, but there are a number of people who don't
agree with you. My 1- minute search failed to find the bug I refered to in the
previous comment, but that bug has opinions from both camps. 

Comment 7

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #6) Agreement and disagreement is generally a point of
argument and not of personal preference or dislike.
QA Contact: amyy → i18n
Ever confirmed: true
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