in the location bar, hitting enter (after typing, pasting, etc.) selects the option that the mouse is over instead of going where you typed/pasted



13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Peter, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041122
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041122

in the location bar, hitting enter (after typing, pasting, etc.) selects the
option that the mouse cursor is over instead of going where you typed/pasted if
you move the mouse.

No other software that i know of acts this way, so it is not user friendly. This
seems like a really stupid feature. Users should not have to deal with it if
they don't want to. If they really want to enable something annoying like that,
they should have to enable it in the preferences.

In windows explorer (windows 2000), hitting enter only selects one of the
options below the bar if you hit the up or down arrow keys (which also erases
the text you typed and replaces it with whatever you selected with the arrow
keys), or click on the button to the right (which drops down the menu). 

In internet explorer 6, hitting enter always sends me to the location I type,
and ignores the mouse unless I click on something.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. copy a url from somewhere
2. click on the address bar, then move the mouse cursor down a few pixels so it
hovers 1 line below the address bar
3. hit ctrl+v or type some text
4. move the mouse cursor 1 pixel in any direction. sometimes 1 pixel isn't
enough. sometimes you have to move the mouse away from the location bar and
back. (look at the attached screenshot)
5. hit enter. do not click with the mouse.

Actual Results:  
mozilla goes to the location that the mouse cursor was hovering over
("" in my screenshot)

Expected Results:  
mozilla should go to wherever i typed/pasted ("" in my screenshot)
instead, because that's what i typed in/pasted.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 168837 [details]
Screenshot of the location bar
Worksforme on Linux, so may be a Windows-only issue?
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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