Can't right-click and copy on content tabs (e.g. "What's New in Thunderbird 3")



Mail Window Front End
9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: skierpage, Unassigned)


Windows XP
Bug Flags:
wanted-thunderbird3 +

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(1 attachment)



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090401 Minefield/3.6a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b3pre) Gecko/20090223 Thunderbird/3.0b2

I just installed TB3 beta 2 (it went fine).
TB3 started up with two tabs, one showed "What's new in Thunderbird 3".  I can't zoom this, it has no right-click menu.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and run Thunderbird 3.
2. Look at the "What's New" tab's contents.
3. Try to interact with them.
Actual Results:  
It's a weird page.
* Ctrl-+ to zoom the text doesn't work.
* View-Zoom doesn't work.
* there's no context menu or selection context menu -- nothing happens if you right-click or select and right-click.
* No context menu

Expected Results:  
All those actions work fine on the similar "Welcome to Thunderbird" page (choose Go > Mail Start Page), so I'm not sure why not on this page.

I really did want to zoom the text and copy the link URLs.
Ever confirmed: true
Created attachment 370615 [details] [diff] [review]
Rough proof of concept patch

This is a very rough patch that would head towards fixing this. The general idea is there some thoughts as to what it would need to be able to get in:

- If getBrowser returns null, the menu items should be disabled
- The changed browser element (from iframe) needs various attributes setting on it to disable options.
- Need to check that the correct browser element is returned for different panels of the same type.
- Additional documentation.
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3+
I'm fixing the zoom part of this in bug 495818.
Depends on: 495818
The zoom part is now fixed. It is just a context menu that is lacking. Note that you can still copy by using Edit -> Copy or using keyboard shortcuts.
Summary: can't zoom or right-click odd "What's New in Thunderbird 3" tab contents → Can't right-click and copy on content tabs (e.g. "What's New in Thunderbird 3")

Comment 4

7 years ago
The context menu is now present in 5.0 (and possibly earlier versions) --> FIXED.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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