Open Bug 383670 Opened 15 years ago Updated 14 years ago
Many XUL widgets don't catch mouse events when they are placed above a titlebar element
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20061201 Firefox/22.214.171.124 (Ubuntu-feisty) Build Identifier: The <xul:titlebar> element allows a region of a window to be used to drag the window around - just like a title bar. To make a window draggable you can create a stack with a titlebar on the bottom like this: <stack> <titlebar /> <vbox mousethrough="always"> ...xul goes here... </vbox> </stack> This works pretty well. For example you can click on buttons, but when you drag a label it moves the window. On the other hand many xul widgets do not work correctly. For example clicking on a text box doesn't focus it - the event passed through to the titlebar and a window drag begins. We're moving to this dragging mechanism in Songbird and I'm preparing a patch to toolkit to add mousethrough="never" to XUL widgets that should receive mouse events. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
I don't see any issues here. Do you have a testcase? There shouldn't be any mousethrough attributes added.
I've got a very simple test-case at: http://scratch.ianloic.com/bug383670.xul it works with "firefox -chrome http://scratch.ianloic.com/bug383670.xul" It has a stack with a titlebar at the bottom (coloured so we can see that it takes up the whole region). On top there is a label that we can drag to move the window, a button which works as expected, a textbox that cannot be focussed with the mouse and when dragged moves the window and one with mousethrough="always" that works as expected. I've only tested this on Linux. I suspect that the difference between the button and the textarea are native vs toolkit widgets. I'll have a better idea of the state of the other platforms next week.
Here's that test-case
So what is the bug here? Buttons have an implied mousethrough="never" so they pressing them will work even in the presence of mousethrough="always", although I don't actually know why buttons are special cased like this. Any other element that should accept mouse events should have mousethrough="never" on it, as the second textbox does.
14 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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