Open Bug 276618 Opened 16 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Mouse movement causes page navigation

Categories

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

x86
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

UNCONFIRMED

People

(Reporter: gary.huntress, Unassigned)

Details

This is a virgin installation of Fedora FC3 on a Dell Inspiron 1100.  No Firefox
extensions have been installed.  This bug occurs using the integrated trackpad,
not an external mouse.

This is not easy to duplicate but happens roughly 10-25% of the time while doing
general browsing.   

Sometimes even the tiniest mouse movement (less than a cm) over plain text (not
links) or over whitespace causes navigation back in the history, sometimes
multiple times.  Currently I think (but not sure) that it only seems to happen
in multiple tabs when switching between an application and back to firefox.  I
do not know if this happens in a single-window single session of firefox.  

Again, mouse gesture extension was NOT installed but navigation occurs due to
mouse movement. 

May be related to bug 263184
I have exactly the same problem on a Dell Inspiron 7500 with Fedora Core 3 and
Firefox 1.0.

Any ideas how to track down this problem? I will be happy to help.

I 
happens on my ibm t42 (FC3)  when mouse us moved upwards quickly
firefox navagates back a page or two
I don't know if it's an actual bug or not becuase it's just related to trackpad
configuration.

There are two approaches to fixing it, one is by editing a setting in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf, I did not do that.

The second approach is to change firefox configuration by viewing about:config
as described here http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27870. This
worked for me!
ahh!  very nice.  works for me too.
thank you
(In reply to comment #0)
> This is a virgin installation of Fedora FC3 on a Dell Inspiron 1100.  No Firefox
> extensions have been installed.  This bug occurs using the integrated trackpad,
> not an external mouse.
> 
> This is not easy to duplicate but happens roughly 10-25% of the time while doing
> general browsing.   
> 
> Sometimes even the tiniest mouse movement (less than a cm) over plain text (not
> links) or over whitespace causes navigation back in the history, sometimes
> multiple times.  Currently I think (but not sure) that it only seems to happen
> in multiple tabs when switching between an application and back to firefox.  I
> do not know if this happens in a single-window single session of firefox.  
> 
> Again, mouse gesture extension was NOT installed but navigation occurs due to
> mouse movement. 
> 
> May be related to bug 263184
it happens with windows also, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.9a1)
Gecko/20050824 Firefox/1.6a1 ID:2005082407

with multiple tabs open the page will stop rendering until the mouse is moved,
anywhere any distance.  intermittent in nature
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908
Firefox/1.4 ID:2005090806

Moving to Core/Event Handling.
Assignee: firefox → events
Component: General → Event Handling
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → ian
Version: 1.0 Branch → Trunk
Assignee: events → nobody
QA Contact: ian → events
Component: Event Handling → User events and focus handling
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