Filelink URL insertion should not move the users selection point

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 14.0


7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: mconley, Assigned: mconley)


Thunderbird 14.0
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(thunderbird13 fixed)



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1)  Start a Filelink upload
2)  Start typing in the compose window, and don't stop until the upload completes

What happens?

The attachment URL gets inserted, and the user's selection is moved below it.

What's expected?

The users selection should not have changed from where they were.

This is quite disruptive to the flow of email composition.
It used to be that the selection didn't move - but I think that regressed when I beefed up the URL insertion logic.  I don't think this is too hard a fix.
Assignee: nobody → mconley
So it turns out this isn't a problem if we're in the middle of typing a line.

If, however, the last character we typed was a newline, *then* our selection was moved.

So, new STR:

1)  Start a Filelink upload
2)  Type a few characters in the compose window, and press enter to start a new line
3)  Wait for upload to complete

What happens?

The attachment URL gets inserted, and the selection is now below the inserted URL.

What's expected?

The selection should be where the user left it - on that first newline.
Posted patch Patch v1Splinter Review
Ok, one final modification to my STR - you need *two* newlines after any text in order to observe the problem.

This patch fixes the problem and adds a test.
Attachment #617054 - Flags: review?(dbienvenu)
Comment on attachment 617054 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

mozmill tests pass w/ patch...
Attachment #617054 - Flags: review?(dbienvenu)
Attachment #617054 - Flags: review+
Attachment #617054 - Flags: approval-comm-aurora+

Committed to comm-central as
Committed to comm-aurora as
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 14.0
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