M16 Linux 2000-050513 This worked OK only a couple of builds ago. -Open edit/preferences and select appearance/fonts -open any dropdownbox with fonts -move cursor over it so one line gets selected -then use down-arrow on keyboard to maneuvre down Result: Only every second font listed gets selected - the next is skipped.
Can't repro on 20000050608 win98. Is this reproducible on mac, or is this pp linux?
hm, i couldn't repro this on mac, winNT or linux, using opt comm bits from today, 2000.05.08/11. do reopen if this occurs again with a recent build...
2000-050820 same thing. When placing cursor over a font in a dropdownbox the font gets a blue baclground indicating selected. without clicking, use arrow up/down to maneuvre, and only every second row gets the blue background. There seems to be more of a problem as well: When i earlyer used this "trick" - keying down - to access fonts that are now out of view because the box drops "below screen" - i could "count my way" to the font i wanted. when keying out of view, selections took place. When i now key down out of view, and the key back up again - the selection never "comes back".
installed today's mozilla bits on linux [2000.05.09.08], and i wasn't able to repro this problem... jrgm, have you seen this before in other menulists? ben, does this sound familiar at all to you? (feel free to reassign to the appropriate owner.) here's what i did --R.K.Aa, let me know if what i'm doing here differs from your steps: 1. open Prefs dialog, select Fonts category. 2. i go to one of the font menulists, eg, Serif. my current setting there is "garamond" and i have a total of 25 fonts in the Serif menulist. 3. dropdown the menulist (click once w/mouse). "garamond" is now highlighted (blue backgrnd, white text). 4. using the up arrow key, scroll upwards (also, use down arrow key to scroll downwards). result: i'm able to scroll up/down one item at a time in the menulist. i wonder if it's a window management issue? i'm using Enlightenment (over gnome). what are you using?
You're right: Tested E0.16.3 and the behaviour was as you describe. I've used Gnome/Sawmill 0.26 for months and it hasn't "skipped" a line till i reported this bug. I check font preferences on just about every build: my own little smoketest, since there seems to be daily surprices in that section (scrollbars coming, going etc.) Whatever has changed has changed in Mozilla, not Sawmill.
Nope. Can't reproduce. I also tried with a different window manager (twm) but could not see it there either.
hmm well the error here affects all dropdown boxes it seems. While keying up/down in forms without dropdowns work OK. At http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER there's a dropdownbox where you can select cities: There the behaviour is particularly odd: When i mouse down i see the headline in the box actually briefly displaying the selection that gets skipped - but shortly after the actually marked selection (that gets "blue") will "settle" on the next city, and then that city refresh in the box instead. After a few more key down occurances, another error happens - the city that is marked selected suddenly gets selected like if i had clicked enter, and browser goes on to a new page displaying that URL. Set as wfm if you want, it's no big issue, but i have a hunch this isn't the last you've heard from this bug. I won't persuit it further though, but i do find it annoying since it blocks the last GUI workaround to set preferred font settings. I now have to edit prefs.js manually - what a chore ;)
h'm, pavlov uses sawmill...and after seeing R.K.Aa's last comment, this sounds like a more general toolkit issue. over to pav (for the nonce, at least :-)!
ugh, these should go back to me...
in a build from today, it works fine
feel free to verify these (or reopen, if still a problem) if i don't get around to it beforehand. if you do so, pls do remove the verifyme keyword after verifying a given bug. thx!
i still see this in build 2000-080409 M18, but perhaps a fix was checked in later, or on the branch only?
vrfy wfm on Linux 2000-08-13-09