Contacts sidebar: change of search results contacts list wrongly preserves stale/previous selection instead of resetting/deselecting; [Tab] into new results list should always focus (and select?) first contact (don't remember previous selection)

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Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
7 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Thomas D. (currently busy elsewhere), Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Details

STR

1) Compose Message
2) View Contacts Sidebar (F9)
3) Select n-th contact in the list of all contacts of selected AB (to see the effect, n > 1, e.g. select the second contact)
4) "Search for" contacts by entering a search word (ensure result set has at least n results)
5) press <tab> once (!) to move into search results list of contacts (ignore that you will not see any indication of focus, that's Bug 364760)
6) press <space>

Actual result

n-th item will be selected and focused (e.g. the second contact in search result)

Expected result

- *first* (not n-th) contact of search results should have focus indicator
- no contact or first contact of search should be selected (not n-th)

There's no point in keeping selection of n-th contact for a completely different list from search results. We need to default to the first item.
Not sure if we should just focus or focus and select the first item.

Perhaps this will help towards accessibility bug 364760 as well (or even solve it).
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 364760
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
See Also: → bug 900541
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Contacts sidebar: change of search results contacts list does not reset selection - should focus (and select?) first contact (deselect / don't remember previous selection) → Contacts sidebar: change of search results contacts list wrongly preserves stale/previous selection instead of resetting/deselecting; [Tab] into new results list should always focus (and select?) first contact (don't remember previous selection)

Comment 1

2 years ago
Re: TB 45 on Windows.  In addition to the tab issue, selecting a different address book in the Contacts Sidebar does not refresh the list.  The new book will be displayed if you start a search and then erase the search term.  Seems related to this bug.
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