The selection is not cleared when the text is unselected.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Hu Zheng, Unassigned)

Tracking

2.0 Branch
x86
Linux
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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30])

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; zh-CN; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070417 Fedora/2.0.0.3-4.fc7 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; zh-CN; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070417 Fedora/2.0.0.3-4.fc7 Firefox/2.0.0.3

Select some words in firefox, then unselect them, then click the middle button in gedit, you will see the selection is still copied as it is not cleared in fact.
This will cause problem on some translation software, such as StarDict, which monitor selection to see the user action changes.
All gtk2 widget will clear the selection when it is unselected, so I hope firefox can follow this strategy too.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

8 years ago
Is this a bug?
gnome-terminal's behaviour is the same.
This bug was originally reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.6 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-07-30]
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.8 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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