Closed Bug 28773 Opened 25 years ago Closed 24 years ago

linux, win: selecting Copy doesn't dismiss context menus


(Core :: XUL, defect, P2)






(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: mikepinkerton)



(Keywords: helpwanted, platform-parity, regression, Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-])

found this while using today's opt comm bits on linux and winNT [2000022108];
not a problem on mac. i know there are currently problems w/pasting (eg, bug
26668, bug 19428, if applicable), so feel free to reassign, add dependencies,
etc (or, dup if called for).

1. go to any webpage, eg,
2. select some text in the content.
3. bring up context menu. the Copy item is active (expected).
4. select Copy (which requires use of left mouse button --bug 17159).

observe: after selecting, the Copy item does grey-out (expected), but the
context menu doesn't go away.
nominating for beta1...?
Keywords: beta1, pp, regression
Summary: selecting Copy doesn't dismiss context menus → linux, win: selecting Copy doesn't dismiss context menus
this is _so_ weird. accepting for m14, p2
Priority: P3 → P2
Target Milestone: M14
Isn't the workaround to use the pull down menus?
Whiteboard: [PDT-]
Another work around: The first time you bring up a context menu on a page, 
select "Select All". Now "Copy" dismisses the context menu until you load 
another page.
moving to m15
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
*** Bug 34272 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
pushing off
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
*** Bug 34233 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Keywords: beta1nsbeta2
Whiteboard: [PDT-]
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]
*** Bug 39865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mass-moving all nsbeta2- bugs to M20
Target Milestone: M17 → M20
*spam*: transferring current XP Menu bugs over to jrgm, the new component owner.
feel free to add me to the cc list (unless am the Reporter) of any of these, if
you have any questions/etc.
QA Contact: sairuh → jrgm
No time left for minor flaws, futuring.
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
Just goes straight from beta2- to future if there's no time to put it in beta2?
there's probably no time in beta3 either is what trudelle is saying. have you 
_seen_ my buglist?
adding helpwanted and 4xp since this [imo] is one those interface behaviors
(after selecting a context menu item, the context menu shouldn't persist) that
many users take for granted.
Keywords: 4xp, helpwanted
I am in no way dismissing the size or complexity of your buglist. I am just 
asking because this is a basic behavior of any application. Things like this 
will drive the new users away saying, "what a POS. They can't even make the 
menus work right". They do not understand the complexities of XUL, XBL, etc., 
but all that cool technology won't matter if they don't adopt it. Sorry to 
editorialize in a bug comment, but percieved instability is of the utmost 
importance here. The one Web development group I frequent 
(macromedia.dreamweaver) is almost unanimous in hating Netscape 6 because of a 
percieved "weirdness" in how the interface behaves. I, like you I'm sure, am 
very concerned about how well Mozilla/Netscape6 will be recieved, and this kind 
of stuff is already driving people away.
*** Bug 46005 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't see this in Linux M17 release. I suspect it just vanished some time in
the last six months, or is skin-specific (I'm using Classic) in either case I'd
be happy to see WORKSFORME and VERIFY from those qualified to do so.
I don't see this in the 10/23/00 branch win32 builds, or the linux trunk builds.
I tried with both modern and classic skins in composer and mail.
Closed: 24 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
i cannot seem to repro this using today's comm branch bits on linux,
2000.10.24.09-n6. anyone else?
I can't reproduce it, the text does gray out and the menu goes away, build 
2000-10-24-09 mn6
Thanks, all .... outta here.
Mass removing self from CC list.
Now I feel sumb because I have to add back. Sorry for the spam.
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus → XUL
QA Contact: jrgmorrison → xptoolkit.widgets
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