User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20090810 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20090810 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.2 Problem is seen during: 1: Drag-and-drop of text in a text field [eg: comments box] 2: Drag-and-drop while organizing bookmarks Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: A: Drag and drop of text in a text field [eg: comments box] For single-line text input boxes 1. Type and Select text 2. Now drag the text 3. Cursor is missing For text input boxes which have several lines [eg: comments box] 1. Type text for several lines > 4 lines 2. Select text in the First line 3. Now drag the text in the First line 4. Cursor is missing 5. Now drag the text , from the first line , lower so that the mouse pointer is now on the 4th line 6. notice the cursor in the first line ! While organizing bookmarks: 1. select bookmark and drag it 2. Drag it over to the Left pane , to drop in a folder 3. Notice the cursor position is always higher than the pointer [about 2-3 lines higher] Actual Results: For single line text boxes and large input boxes: The cursor is missing when the pointer is in the first line and cursor is visible in first line only when the pointer in brought much lower. For bookmarks: Cursor is always higher than the pointer position. which leads to improper drops Expected Results: Cursor should always be positioned near the pointer. Only this will allow easier and predictable drag-and-drop. When dragging tabs , this also leads to tearing off of the tab and new windows are opened > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/413950/comments/4 These behavior is noticed only in firefox and thunderbird apps , in all other apps position the cursor is always near the pointer. This did not happen in the previous versions of the apps. I'v also tested with - mozilla build of 3.5.2 and - Ubuntu 3.7 version of firefox[ppa], the issue is present in all the versions. Lp firefox bug > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/413950 Lp thunderbird bug > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/403325 Also to note : when the bookmarks are dragged within the right pane or when dragged in the bookmarks drop-down menu , the cursor is positioned correctly [near the pointer]
Reed added per Alexander Sack
Changing to Drag and Drop...
Component: Layout: Text → Drag and Drop
QA Contact: layout.fonts-and-text → drag-drop
I see this happen in Thunderbird when moving mails. but only if the folder pane has been scrolled at leasrt once after startup.
All people affected by this seem to have been users of Ubuntu karmic development releases. Since a few weeks before the release, this was fixed at least for me in Ubuntu 9.10. I wonder if it is still affecting anyone...
(In reply to comment #4) > All people affected by this seem to have been users of Ubuntu karmic > development releases. Since a few weeks before the release, this was fixed at > least for me in Ubuntu 9.10. I wonder if it is still affecting anyone... I'm the original reporter of this bug , The bug seems solved for me. But oddly *not* fixed by an update in firefox. Seems that something else was affecting firefox and thunderbird simultaneously.
Yes, I assume it was an Ubuntu-related problem, so IHMO this bug could be set to RESOLVED/WORKSFORME (My bugzilla account seems not to allow this change).
Resolving as worksforme.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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