Open Bug 62496 Opened 19 years ago Updated 8 months ago
[meta] problems with browser
.urlbar .click Selects All behavior
This is a tracking bug for bugs that are annoying when the browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll pref is turned on. Some of them only happen when clickSelectsAll is on, and some of them are just more annoying when it's on. These bugs will become more visible/important if either of the following two bugs is fixed: bug 37587 turn the pref on by default on Mac and Windows bug 62023 make the pref visible so you don't have to go to prefs.js to enable it
Assigning to me for tracking. Feel free to steal this bug if you're working on the dependencies and want to own the tracking bug.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Blake, want to work on these so we can fix bug 37587 without breaking too many things?
Assignee: jesse → blake
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I don't need this meta bug on my list.
Assignee: blakeross → nobody
HTH: I've noticed that the following pref makes selection behave exactly as I would expect in Windows (from bug 125695): // Do NOT select the entire URL when you click in the URL bar. user_pref("browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll", false); - single click&drag to select, double click selects all)
This bug and all its dependent bugs are a result of the incorrect default behaviour of selecting the entire URL by just clicking in it once. No other textstring is selected by one click (IE is broken too!). It is counter the standard expected behaviour. Also, all users know that they can select a contiguous string with a double-click. Therefore, please make this bug go away by making the following line the default: user_pref("browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll", false);
Peter: _many_ people would hate you for that. Not me, coincidentally, but a great many would. And it would break IE-parity.
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
I'm using 1.3b and all.js has browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll set to true, but I am forced to tripple click the urlbar to select it. Whats going on here? Is this just busted? Is there a bug filed on this?
Assignee: nobody → aaronl
ah, I see. It does actually select if you click in the middle, but not if you click at the end... still, whats up with this?
Pavlov: get a current build, this should now be fixed by a patch in bug 116441. The patch added a new hidden pref - browser.urlbar.clickAtEndSelects - that is set to true by default, except for the Mac.
Mass un-assigning bugs assigned to Aaron.
Assignee: aaronleventhal → nobody
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