DESCRIPTION: A selection is created when I click in one element and then move the mouse into an element that is not an ancestor of the first element (or something like that... it's not exactly that). I can reproduce this on all pages I've tried. This makes copying text very difficult on Linux, it is extremely disorienting, and it can cause dataloss in form controls because one can accidentally select text in a textarea and then type over it. Nominating for nsdogfood. This is a regression sometime in the past few days. (I'm using my optimized Linux build from this morning.) STEPS TO REPRODUCE: * load http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~dbaron/css/test/ * click on the first line * move the mouse into another line ACTUAL RESULTS: * selection is created without a drag or a shift-click EXPECTED RESULTS: * selection should not be created
Linux only? Works for me on Windows.
can't dup this on mac either
I don't see this in my 05/15/01 Linux build. dbaron you still seeing this? What was the date of the build you used when you filed this bug?
I filed it based on a build that was only a few hours old, and it still happens in my build from yesterday's tree closure.
David, we are not able to repro this one, I will ask QA if they can dup this, if not we will need to mark this one wfm.
I investigated this across a bunch of different builds: * I can reproduce reliably in my optimized build with gcc 2.96-76 (RedHat) * I cannot reproduce in my debug build with gcc 3.0 April 30 snapshot * I cannot reproduce in my debug build with gcc 188.8.131.52 * I cannot reproduce in the egcs-1.1.2 build from mozilla.org The first 3 of those builds are based on the exact same source... so the problem is most likely triggered by build options or a compiler-related problem... or perhaps messed up dependencies. I'll try a clobber tomorrow. (Yes, I did run regxpcom.)
A clobber build today seemed to fix it, so either what was causing it was fixed in the past few days or I had some weird dependency problem that caused this to fail but caused no other observable bugs.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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