Double click in location bar selects text only on first try




Address Bar
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Richard Shewmaker, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Double clicking within the location bar selects the text on the first try. If
this is attempted a second time no text is selected and the cursor appears at
the end of the URL. Subsequent attempts via double click do not work and
dragging the cursor over the text from the end does not select it either. If the
cursor is moved to the beginning of the URL it can be selected by dragging the
cursor over the text.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Web site.
2. Double click URL in location bar.
3. Double click URL in location bar again.

Actual Results:  
Cursor appears at the end of the URL. Unless cursor is moved to the beginning of
the URL and dragged forward there is no way at this point to select the text in
the location bar.

Expected Results:  
All text within the location bar should be selected.

Comment 1

13 years ago
For selection of text in the address bar, I suggest using something like Apple
Safari's "triple click"-system. It works like Firefox, first click selects all
the text, afters this a single click will activate the cursor, a double click
will select a single word, but unlike Firefox you may select all of the text
once more, by making a triple click.
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Comment 3

12 years ago
Hi, this entry is a mistake, I was doing things too quickly. I could not find a
way to delete this but I've indicated below that it's resolved, and resolution
in invalid. I hope that kills this entry.
Severity: normal → trivial
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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