Closed Bug 71920 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago
keyboard doesn't work in any popup window under VTWM
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: 1.open find using menu or Ctrl-F 2.select "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.
CCing endico for possible release note comment.
this bug is listed in the release notes, it deserves to be marked new.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Is this IRIX only, or does it happen on Linux as well?
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 works. [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 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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