User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:22.214.171.124pre) Gecko/20070116 Thunderbird/2.0b2 ID:2007011615 Back and forward buttons on multi-button mice should activate the new "back" and "forward" functions (bug 74959). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Read at least two messages! 2. Click "back" button on mouse 3. Actual Results: Nothing happens Expected Results: Previously-read message should be selected This functionality can be achieved by setting application-specific bindings in the mouse driver, but this shouldn't be necessary. In Firefox back and forward work out-of-the-box, for example.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
After wading through the original bug 30431 and piles of widget code, I found the code in Firefox to hook the buttons up: http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsblame.cgi?file=mozilla/browser/base/content/browser.js&rev=1.1037&mark=811-839,854#811
Created attachment 346776 [details] [diff] [review] patch This is a port from the Firefox code mentioned in comment 1. Back and Forward buttons work just fine on my mouse. I don't have a multimedia keyboard, so I couldn't test "Stop", "Search", and "Bookmarks". I don't think "Home" and "Reload" make much sense in Thunderbird.
Assignee: nobody → steffen.wilberg
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #346776 - Flags: review?
Attachment #346776 - Flags: review? → review?(bienvenu)
Comment on attachment 346776 [details] [diff] [review] patch great, thanks for the patch! Can you indent the case statements so they're 2 spaces in from the switch?
Attachment #346776 - Flags: review?(bienvenu) → review+
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0b1
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Summary: Back and forward should work with multi-button mice as standard → Add support for mouse Back and Forward buttons, and the Stop, Search and Bookmarks keys on media keyboards
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