Selecting part of the text in a textarea or a textfield no longer works. When you select some of the text with the mouse, upon the release of the mouse button, the enire contents gets selected. If you double click on a word with the mouse to select the word, the word gets highlighted for milliseconds before the entire text gets highlighted. If you hold down shift, and use the arrow keys to select text, the entire text gets highlighted almost immediatly. I discovered this with the most recent nightly build. It is a problem on any web site that has text input areas as well as in the mozilla menus such as the bookmark manager.
everything gets auto-selected on mouseup. It's impossible to correct any typos this way, you think you're about to delete a word but wind up deleting everything you've written. Confirming and raising severity. Build 2000090721
Severity: normal → major
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Changing component - this is selection, not HTML element.. Assigning to akkana - new QA needed.
Assignee: clayton → akkana
Component: HTML Element → Selection
Note: Only the text one manually selected is actually copied to clipboard. Even if the rest is marked selected, and typing now will delete all, it isn't copied. This has caused me annoying data-loss several times today already.
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this is dogfood.
adding nsbeta3 keyword, seeing on win98 as well.
OS: Linux → All
This is being caused by pollmann's nsHTMLInputElement.cpp checkin (revision 1.139) http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&root=&subdir=mozilla/layout/html/content/src&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&root=&file=nsHTMLInputElement.cpp&rev1=1.138&rev2=1.139 Here's the stack that explains why: #0 nsSelection::SelectAll (this=0x87c3850) at nsSelection.cpp:2075 #1 0x4158496e in nsTextInputSelectionImpl::SelectAll (this=0x87be238) at nsGfxTextControlFrame2.cpp:822 #2 0x4158b456 in nsGfxTextControlFrame2::SetProperty (this=0x86e17b4, aPresContext=0x82cca48, aName=0x814d060, aValue=@0xbfffea58) at nsGfxTextControlFrame2.cpp:2341 #3 0x414b0e30 in nsHTMLInputElement::SelectAll (this=0x8791340, aPresContext=0x82cca48) at nsHTMLInputElement.cpp:712 #4 0x414b2305 in nsHTMLInputElement::HandleDOMEvent (this=0x8791340, aPresContext=0x82cca48, aEvent=0xbfffee04, aDOMEvent=0x0, aFlags=1, aEventStatus=0xbfffee28) at nsHTMLInputElement.cpp:1036 #5 0x41582c29 in nsTextInputListener::NotifySelectionChanged (this=0x87e95e0, aDoc=0x839bd84, aSel=0x87bf150, aReason=4) at nsGfxTextControlFrame2.cpp:335 #6 0x41728a6e in nsDOMSelection::NotifySelectionListeners (this=0x87bf150) at nsSelection.cpp:6665 #7 0x41718c71 in nsSelection::NotifySelectionListeners (this=0x87c3850, aType=1) at nsSelection.cpp:2133 #8 0x417180d7 in nsSelection::SetMouseDownState (this=0x87c3850, aState=0) at nsSelection.cpp:1841 #9 0x41584e9c in nsTextInputSelectionImpl::SetMouseDownState (this=0x87be238, aState=0) at nsGfxTextControlFrame2.cpp:928 #10 0x413feb5d in nsFrame::HandleRelease (this=0x86e1c38, aPresContext=0x82cca48, aEvent=0xbffff3c8, aEventStatus=0xbffff2c4) at nsFrame.cpp:1486 #11 0x413fbab4 in nsFrame::HandleEvent (this=0x86e1c38, aPresContext=0x82cca48, aEvent=0xbffff3c8, aEventStatus=0xbffff2c4) at nsFrame.cpp:774 #12 0x41439f22 in PresShell::HandleEventInternal (this=0x814d788, aEvent=0xbffff3c8, aView=0x87bb4d0, aStatus=0xbffff2c4) at nsPresShell.cpp:4057 #13 0x41439a38 in PresShell::HandleEvent (this=0x814d788, aView=0x87bb4d0, aEvent=0xbffff3c8, aEventStatus=0xbffff2c4, aForceHandle=1, aHandled=@0xbffff268) at nsPresShell.cpp:3977 #14 0x41ce536b in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libgkview.so #15 0x41cf0125 in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libgkview.so #16 0x41ce49d4 in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libgkview.so #17 0x40c3bf38 in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libwidget_gtk.so #18 0x40c3bb7c in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libwidget_gtk.so #19 0x40c3bff0 in ?? () from /home/kin/builds/mozilla.09_08_00/mozilla/dist/bin/components/libwidget_gtk.so (More stack frames follow...)
Assignee: akkana → pollmann
Switching QA Contact to email@example.com since its a selection issue.
QA Contact: lorca → blakeross
*** Bug 51898 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Oops, didn't think about this nasty side effect of my checkin + the very recent addition of select events firing when they should. I'll have a fix in a flash. Thanks for the stack trace!
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Got it, will check in after the pre-checkins plus some more intensive text input selection tests to make sure nothing *else* regresses. :)
Whiteboard: fix in hand
Putting on the dogfood-plus radar
Whiteboard: fix in hand → [dogfood+]fix in hand
Fix checked in. To verify, type something in the URL bar. Select just a portion of that URL. The rest should not be selected automajically for you anymore. Sorry about the regression, thanks for the quick catch (and thanks for the phonecall Simon). :)
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verifying fix, linux CVS from 090820. Thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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