Username and Password fields do not allow shortcut entries from autocomplete programs (Spell Catcher)




10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Edwin T. Earl, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008012104 Minefield/3.0b3pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008012104 Minefield/3.0b3pre

When using Firefox 3 Beta 2 I can not use the shorthand feature in Spell Catcher 10.2.3.

Example: In a username space on a secure site I enter a shorthand from Spell Catcher, say I enter 12 in order to get 12345, the response from Spell Catcher is 1212345+some Asian appearing characters.

I contacted the author of Spell Catcher about this bug and he was able to reproduce the problem. Part of the communication to me from Spell Catcher went like this:

"This is probably the worst kind of text input bug that any application can
possibly have. Suppressing keystrokes in such a way that input methods never
get to handle them is the #1 cardinal sin."

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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You would need to use a text entry program like Spell Catcher to reproduce. This bug does not exist in Firefox 2.x
Duplicate of this bug: 413422
This is a mass search for bugs that are in the Firefox General component, are
UNCO, and have not been changed for 800 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10, create a fresh profile,, and test again. If you
still see the bug, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the
resolution to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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