Contextual Menu Has Wrong Options and Location




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


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



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008042404 Firefox/3.0b1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008042404 Firefox/3.0b1

The contextual menu brought up by right-clicking is broken in text entry boxes such as the one I'm typing in now. Depending on the HTML, the level of brokenness varies. The easiest example to reproduce is the spell checker. On bugzilla, if I right-click on a word the spell checker considers misspelled, the contextual menu will pop up in the right place, but will contain no spelling options. On other sites, such as the forum (SFW, it's an offroad car site), right-clicking on a misspelled word will result in the contextual menu appearing at some random point on the screen, still not containing spelling suggestions.

However, the misplacement of the contextual menu happens even if you aren't trying to correct a misspelled word.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a forum the browser doesn't like such as
2. Try to type a post into the reply box for a thread
3. Misspell a word, notice the red underlining
4. Right click on misspelled word
Actual Results:  
1. Contextual menu appears at the very top of the screen with variable horizontal positioning
2. Contextual menu doesn't contain items relevant in that context (such as spelling suggestions).

Expected Results:  
1. Contextual menu should appear aligned to click point
2. Contextual menu should contain items relevant to current context

Prior versions of Firefox didn't do this, so this is a regression.  Builds of Ff from about a month ago didn't do this, but did have a different problem with contextual menus. That bug has been resolved. Did resolving that bug cause this regression?
Does the problem also occur in Firefox Safe Mode?
(it temporarily disables add-ons and themes, this test will help us narrow
down the cause of the problem) --  See

Comment 2

11 years ago
Using Firefox to disable only Add-Ons, the problem doesn't exist. Damnit.

Once I narrow down which extension is causing it, do I report back here or to the extension coder (which never seems to result in the bug getting fixed). Since this doesn't happen in 3b5, but does in the nightly, I'm unsure who's responsibility this is.

Comment 3

11 years ago
The culprit has been determined to be Mouse Gestures 1.5.2
Please report the problem to the developer(s) of Mouse Gestures.
It can still be a bug in Mozilla code though, especially since you
say it doesn't occur in 3.0b5 (comment 2), but it's probably
better if the extension developers takes a look first.
Let's leave the bug open until we know for sure.

BTW, it seems this add-on isn't supported on Fx3 yet:
Severity: major → normal
Whiteboard: [add-on:Mouse Gestures]

Comment 5

11 years ago
Unfortunately, the developers of Mouse Gestures don't have a way to report bugs. I looked in the bugzilla for add-ons and no dice. Can't find an email address for them either :( lists the home page as:
There you can find a "Bug Tracking" link and other resources.
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: [add-on:Mouse Gestures] → [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: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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