Closed Bug 71920 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago

keyboard doesn't work in any popup window under VTWM


(Core :: XUL, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: rohan.hart, Assigned: trudelle)


(Keywords: relnote)

From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; IRIX 6.5 IP32; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010312
BuildID:    2001031221

This is similar in behaviour to 70742, ie. text can not be entered into any of
the text fields, except that it affects all popup windows such as "find",
"save", "preferences", etc. Note that the field does appear to gain focus and
text can be pasted into fields using the mouse. Other keys such as enter and
backspace also have no affect.

A build around 200101something didn't display this problem and fields in the
browser such as location never have this problem.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce: find using menu or Ctrl-F "find text" field
3.type away

Actual Results:  No text appears in the field

Expected Results:  Text should have appeared
most likely a duplicate of bug 71836.  Could you please try a new build and see
whether it's fixed?
It's still occuring in the latest IRIX build 2001031521
Discovered the problem!  I'm using VTWM 5.4.5 and wasn't decorating transient
windows (the default), ie. they have no titlebar.  Turning on the title bar
makes them work again.

I can't recall whether the last working browser version used transients for the
popups or not.  Either way it's strange because the popups do gain focus, just
not text focus when not decorated.
Possible release note fodder.
Keywords: relnote
CCing endico for possible release note comment.
see also bug 76854 and bug 73727.

ccing blizzard
this bug is listed in the release notes, it deserves to be marked new.
Ever confirmed: true
Is this IRIX only, or does it happen on Linux as well?
Keywords: nsCatFood
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.2
Can the reporter try a build that is from tomorrow or a 0.9 build from the tree?
 This might have been licked.  This only appears to happen when the WM isn't
used for focus handling for transient windows.
It's still happening with build 2001050421
The release notes say "When using VTMW 5.4.5, transient windows must be turned
on for popup menus to function" which isn't quite correct. Try this instead:

  When using VTMW 5.4.5, transient windows must be decorated (not the default)
for popup windows such as Find, Save and Preferences to function.
In response to Heikki Toivonen 2001-05-03 11:20 comment:
> Is this IRIX only, or does it happen on Linux as well?
This is Linux (RH6.1) as well, when using the vtwm window manager (v 5.4.5a).
The same work-around (setting 'DecorateTransients' in the .vtwmrc file) also

[tested with Mozilla 0.9 - Buid ID: 2001050521]
mozilla 0.9 release note item updated with rohan's new text.
Using build 2001052521 I get similar results to bug 76854 where keyboard focus
works when transients aren't decorated IF the window is explicitly focused by
the WM.

76854 does say that it appears to be fixed - still doesn't work for me
This is obviously a problem at the Unix widget level with a particular window 
manager, not the event subsystem.  This should be handled by a Unix widget guy.  
Not sure who that is, though.
Summary: keyboard doesn't work in any popup window → keyboard doesn't work in any popup window under VTWM
This should be assigned to an X widget guy of some sort.
Assignee: joki → trudelle
Component: Event Handling → XP Toolkit/Widgets
QA Contact: gerardok → aegis

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78928 ***
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified dup
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.