The test works fine for me in Fx5 (using a fresh profile) on Ubuntu 11.04. Ted, can you reproduce the problem using a fresh profile, for example: # mkdir /tmp/profile # firefox -no-remote -profile /tmp/profile
I have reproduced the bug on Windows XP and Windows 7 with fresh installs of 5.0. I just reproduced it again on Windows Vista with a fresh install of 5.0.1. I'll try it on Ubuntu in a bit after burning an iso.
Finally upgraded an old Ubuntu laptop to 10.04.2 and installed Firefox 5, and it worked fine. The select box was highlighted with a red box to show focus. So, this is apparently specific to Windows, but not to any specific Windows version. I changed the Platform to Windows Vista (to pick one) because my User Agent when submitting the bug is not where I saw the bug. FYI: Firefox 3.0.11 and 3.6.18 (the other two versions I have available) work fine on Windows XP and Windows Server 2008 R2. They all highlight the select box with a shaded box.
OS: Other → Windows Vista
Thanks for your testing. I can reproduce the problem in Fx5 on WinXP.
The focus ring appears if I uncheck "Hide Underlined letter" in Control Panel->Display->Appearance->Effects so I suspect it's an effect from bug 418521. (see also bug 644479) I suspect it's intentional, but I don't know.
This is correct behaviour on Windows depending on the setting described in comment 6. I tested it again just to make sure and it works as intended.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Why should "Hide Underlined letter" have any affect on this? There are no underlined letters. And then, why does it change after you tab to the select box? Does tabbing also have an affect on underlined letters?
True, the setting's label isn't particularly descriptive, but it's behaviour in all applications is to hide and show access key underlines and focus indicators until the keyboard is used.
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