From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows 98) BuildID: 2000033008 I have a ui suggestion that I think is simple but very important. When you click on the url field it should automatically select the current url so that one can immediately start typing and overwrite the existing url. Presently you must click on the field, then move the mouse with a button down to select the field and THEN type the new url. This is very annoying. Both MSIE and Netscape work like I propose. There is no reason not to have it be like this. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click on url field 2. Note that it doesn't select the field text so that typing will overwrite. Instead it inserts. Actual Results: See above... Expected Results: See above..
If this is done it should definitely be preffed - because I hate that about IE. It's probably the one thing that annoys me most. I often want to edit the URL, and if I do want to replace it, I'll double-click (as you can now) to select the whole thing. I will confirm that we don't currently do what you want though.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Known Selection bug. I don't know offhand what bug # this is a duplicate of.
Assignee: bdonohoe → mjudge
Component: User Interface: Design Feedback → Selection
Ok. Doubleclick does what I was talking about. Thanks puetzk. I still think that it should be switched to the other order as default. One click selects, two clicks edits. This is how other browsers do it and it seems to make sense. More often than not one is going to a new site not changing an existing url.
email@example.com, I agree with you 100% --- exactly the behavior you're specifying is what Mozilla should (and will) be doing. It just hasn't been implemented yet.
elig : is this a dup of bug #19217 ? (auto select on click in URL bar).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19217 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
setting milestone, this needs to be verified
Target Milestone: --- → M15
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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