User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050815 SeaMonkey/1.0a Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050815 SeaMonkey/1.0a When right-clicking, Mozilla 1.8 used to display the contextual menu only after releasing the button. Seamonkey 1.0a displays it right after clicking, but only in all tabs right next to the first tab. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.get a Mac 2.open a second/third etc. tab 3.right click in that second tab Actual Results: displays contextual menu right after clicking Expected Results: should display contextual menu only after releasing This makes rocker gestures (righ-left combinations for backward/forweward browsing) impossible. This is a nuissance because I automated this feature and use it (in vain) all the time. This is a regression from Moz. 1.8b2.
Hmm, I don't see any difference with Moz 1.7.7 and the latest SeaMonkey nightly (Mac OS 10.3.9). Might be missing something, but I don't understand the issue. Can you explain in more detail what the issue is?
Well, the issue is that the mouse "rocker gestures" (left-right-click combinations for browsing the history back & forward) don't work correctly anymore on Seamonkey 1.0a, while they work on Mozilla 1.8b2. I have both browsers on my system right now. Both browsers use the very same preferences in my library, which is also the place where the mouse gestures plugin is installed. If I start Mozilla, the rocker gestures work. If I start Seamonky they don't work. That means, there must be something different in Seamonkey. It all depends on how the browser handles right clicks. If I get a contextual menu already upon holding down the right button, the menu interferes with the gesture and practically cancels it. The menu is not supposed to show up at all when performing a rocker gesture. It is a bit difficult to explain to someone who isn't used to this way of navigating. It's like someone hits Escape, expects the page to stop loading, and gets a contextual menu or something else instead. It is irritating.
Severity: normal → minor
Summary: context menu on right click down instead of release → context menu appears on right click down instead of release
Version: unspecified → Trunk
There's a bug filed somewhere that it's impossible to distinguish between extensions (such as rocker gestures) and web pages trying to disable your context menu. However, as far as I know, this bug predates 1.8b2, and I don't know of any changes in context menu behaviour between then and now.
Now again present but with chance to workaround in build: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060116 SeaMonkey/1.5a I really don't get it... Somebody must be switching on and off some features which have this side-effect.
Can you reproduce with SeaMonkey v1.1.9 ? Can you reproduce with SeaMonkey v2.0a1pre ?
No reply to comment #7 after 3 months. I've always thought that the existence of two ways to trigger a menu ("click and hold - drag - release" or "click and release - mouseover - click left" was intended (and indeed, depending on circumstances, I find one or the other more useful). Robert, Neil, what do you think? Should this bug be resolved WONTFIX? (I do see menus, including context menus, open on mousedown, and I like it that way.) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1a2pre) Gecko/2008080500 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
given that it's been reported as on-and-off and no comments about being reproduced for a longer time, I take this as an incomplete report.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Actually, I also think that the correct behaviour for mac is the right-click down behaviour.
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