In this morning's MOzilla build (7/13): While in a menulist with auto-repeat buttons, if you mouse over the auto-repeat button to scroll through the popup list, it becomes the current selected item in the list. So now, if you click outside the menulist popup without making a selection, you have an empty string as the current selection instead of the previous selection's text. For example, drop your resolution to 800x600 and go to the fonts prefs panel. Click on a font menulist. Mouse over an auto-repeat button, and you'll see that the current selected text in the menulist box (not in the popup) disappears. This occurs both in modern and classic Mac, and I presume in Windows and Linux as well.
nominating for beta3. while i can't dupe it on win32 (not enough fonts on my system), I'm sure it happens since there is no native code in the menulist.
should affect very few users, can cancel, low priority. what happens to the font selection when this happens?
*** Bug 44451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Nikhil - just out of curiosity what is an auto-repeat button?
It's the up/down arrow on an autoscrolling menulist -- for example if you have a really long bookmarks list, or for the example that Nikhil notes at the top of this bug report.
verified on NT & 98 using 2000-11-08 NS6