Closed Bug 260691 Opened 18 years ago Closed 13 years ago

Double click in file dialog opens wrong file


(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mozilla, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10

Let's say you use the file dialog in Firefox or Thunderbird.  You can use it for
opening a file, attaching a file, whatever.  Let's say that the dialog opens on
a directory with more than seven items in it.  (For example, your directory
contains the files "a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g" and "h".  Files "a" through
"g" are displayed, and you have to scroll down to see file "h".)  Move the mouse
over the last item that is currently displayed in the pane that lists the files
(file "g").  Double click on it.  Notice that you just opened file "h".  Curse.

The first click of your double click seems to say "oh, the user wanted to select
the last file currently displayed, 'g'.  I'll be nice and scroll up a line and
highlight it."  The second click seems to say "oh, the user double clicked. 
Well, I guess the second click of the double click was over the file 'h', so
let's open that one".  Sadly, it is wrong -- I double clicked on "g", and the
browser just happened to be super fast in slipping the file "h" under my mouse
halfway through my double click.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

This is with the default configurations of Thunderbird and Firefox.
I can certainly confirm this bug on Firefox 1.04 on FreeBSD.  (This is the
firefox as built from ports).  Given the age of this bugreport, I find it
strange that it is still marked as unconfirmed, and apparently nobody has even
bothered to look at it.  I find it easily the most annoying bug in firefox, as I
stumble across it at least once a week.

The bug is perhaps somewhat misclassified:  Product - Thunderbird (though the
original report says it applies to Firefox too), Component - Message Compose
Window?  That is totally wrong.  And OS:  Linux.  As I said I see it on FreeBSD.
 I expect it happens on all unixes except macosx (I looked), but there is no
category describing that.

This is obviously more a toolkit bug than a Firefox/Thunderbird bug, but I don't
know which toolkit is to blame.  If I am right, the correct action would be to
pass the bug report to the appropriate toolkit authors and making a note to that
effect here.
The bug should be cross referenced to bug 212489.
This bug is rendered obsolete by the newer toolkit used by firefox 2, possibly earlier.  I presume the same is true for thunderbird.  The bug should therefore be marked fixed and closed.
QA Contact: message-compose
Assignee: mscott → nobody
WFM per Harald comment 3
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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