Keyboard not responding correctly

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.9.5


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17 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Ian Wilkinson, Assigned: saari (gone))


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: Dupe Me!!)



17 years ago
Sometimes (unable to work out on what circumstances) the address bar does not
respond to keypresses, even though the cursor is flashing in the bar.

Also Sometimes when editing text in a text box (mostly search boxes) presing
Backspace will go back one page even though the cursor is in the box.

When using Flash forms Backspace always works as back one page.

the flash thing is a separate and known bug...

Comment 2

17 years ago
updating component
Assignee: asa → alecf
Component: Browser-General → URL Bar
QA Contact: doronr → claudius

Comment 3

17 years ago
I've had this problem, it seems to be a kind of focus issue, reassigning to
focus guru
Assignee: alecf → saari

Comment 4

17 years ago
We're looking for good test cases for any/all focus bugs. Most of these are "it
happens in a particular phase of the moon". So if you see this, at least tell me
what you were doing at the time.

Comment 5

17 years ago
About once a day it happens that a modal dialog pops up, but the main window
still has the title bar active and each key-press and mouse click (no matter if
in the main-window or the "inactive" modal dialog) results in a akustic "Ding" 
(Just as cklicking on a not-allowed window.

Is this related to this bug too, or is this something completely different.

Unfortunaly every time I try to reproduce the problem it won't show up again....

W2K. I had this problem since ~4 weeks


17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.1

Comment 6

17 years ago
Confirmed on Windows 2000 2001043007

Been seeing this happen randomly in builds since around 25 April 2001.

Had about 5 windows open, occured in window browsing (although
thats probably irrelevant since its happended haphazardly previously)

1. It affects only one of the open browser windows, the others respond fine. 
2. Form elements also do not respond within the "frozen" window
3. Selecting other urls in the dropdown bar loads them as expected.
4. Back and Forward buttons navigate fine and pages are loaded
5. Links on the page work and are loaded

Ever confirmed: true

Comment 7

17 years ago
P2, but we're probably going to need a reproducible case to fix this...
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 8

17 years ago
Ian: Does bug 30841 describe the problem you had ? 
(double-right clicking disables keyabord)
If so, we can mark a duplicate.

Comment 9

17 years ago
No, it's not after double right clicking. I got it again soon after you 
suggested it may be a duplicate, and I had not double right clicked (don't 
think I had right clicked at all).

But double left clicking seems to clear the problem...

Comment 10

17 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.1 → mozilla0.9.2

Comment 11

17 years ago
Ooh! I just came up with a repeatable way to reproduce this bug... ot at least
as symptom of something that resembles this bug.

Load any page. Pages that take longer to load are easyer to reproduce this on.

click a link.

Wait for the second page to load.

Now hit the "back" button and as fast as you can, before the browser has time to
finish going back, double-click in the address bar. (if you miss it, hit the
"forward" button and try again)

(The expected behavior when doing that is for the full url to be highlighted,
but instead only the part of the url to the left of the cursor is visible.)

Now try to use the arrow keys, or the home and end keys to move the cursor. No
response. typing letters and numbers still works, and delete still works, but
anything that moves the cursor is ignored.

Can you reproduce this?

Does this resemble the loss of keyboardage you where originally reporting about,

Comment 12

17 years ago
That sounds more like another bug we have right now on win32. Try deactivating
and reactivating your window before you do this, and tell me if it still happens.

Comment 13

17 years ago
Ah, yes, you are right. After I do that, switching to another window and then
switching back unlocks my arrow keys. Whats the bug # for that one?

Comment 14

17 years ago
related to 84560 ?


17 years ago
Whiteboard: Dupe Me!!

Comment 15

17 years ago
Okay, so I'm looking for ways to reproduce this still. I've checked in some 
focus patches now that should help with some of these problems.

Comment 16

17 years ago
I've not seen this problem since I upgraded to 0.9


Comment 17

17 years ago
Pushing to 0.9.3. bryner is checking in more work that we did tonight on 
another case where this can happen, so hopefully it will be better at the 
very least, but I'm leaving open because I'm not convinced that it is 100% 
taken care of.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → mozilla0.9.3
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla0.9.4

Comment 18

17 years ago
Allright, I think this is vastly better than before. However, I've learned to
not say it is fixed... if you've seen this, or better yet if you have a
reproduceable test case, chime in.
*** Bug 88434 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20

17 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.4 → mozilla0.9.5

Comment 21

17 years ago
Marking as Fixed, reopen only with specific test cases
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
mass-verifying claudius' Fixed bugs which haven't changed since 2001.12.31.

if you think this particular bug is not fixed, please make sure of the following
before reopening:

a. retest with a *recent* trunk build.
b. query bugzilla to see if there's an existing, open bug (new, reopened,
assigned) that covers your issue.
c. if this does need to be reopened, make sure there are specific steps to
reproduce (unless already provided and up-to-date).


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