Tall menus (such as FolderList on Message-Move/Copy) should scroll when using Keyboard

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: David A. Cobb, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050531 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Thunderbird Nightly: Linux, GTK, version 1.0+ (20050528)

If one has enough local folders, the destination list for &Message->&Move/&Copy
is taller than the visible screen area.  Navigating with
Keyboard-UpArrow/DownArrow, the highlight cursor disappears off screen at the
top or bottom of the visible menu.  Instead, the menu MUST scroll to keep the
selection highlight visible.

NICE-TO-HAVE would be a pref establishing the top/bottom margin where scrolling
triggers, defaut 0-px I suppose.  This would allow to make visible the "next"
selection in cases where one is unsure the desired target exists.

NOTE: The MOUSE does make the menu scroll.  This bug relates only to keyboard
handiling.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create at least 30 local folders at the same level -- that should be enough
to exceed screen height.
2. Select or open a message, execute &Message->&Move and attempt to select the
destination folder using the keyboard arrow keys.
3.

Actual Results:  
At the top or bottom of the visible menu, the selection highlight disappears off
screen and there is no way to know what one is selecting.

Expected Results:  
The menu should be scrolled to keep the selection highlight visible.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
SAME SYMPTOM also noticable in FIREFOX, Context Menu.  The C/M is not taller
than the screen -- although I've seen it that way with enough extensions;
however it is of some limited vertical size and the selections are greater than
that.  The menu has teeny-tiny scroll arrows at top and bottom.  However,
keyboard navigation does not trigger scrolling.  Mousing does.

DITTO Firefox Bookmarks menu which is too tall for the screen.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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