Bug 806805 (win-touch-issues)

[meta] Mouse / touch input problems on Windows devices that support touch input

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

defect
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: jimm, Unassigned)

Tracking

({meta})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Reporter

Description

7 years ago
In bug 726615 we added W3C touch input support to desktop on Windows. Unfortunately web sites and input framework authors are using touch interface detection as a way of detecting mobile devices, and they make the assumption that these devices don't support mouse input. This caused all sorts of problems when we enabled touch events on the desktop.

With the release of Windows 8, there are going to be a lot of devices out there that support touch and support mouse input. We need to work with site authors and framework authors so that they move away from the current mobile detection schemes they use.

As a temporary work around, we've disabled exposing W3C touch interfaces on devices that do not support touch input. But this is temporary since Win8 is going to change the device landscape over the next year or two.
Reporter

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 726615
Reporter

Updated

7 years ago
No longer blocks: 793902
Keywords: meta
Reporter

Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 807121
Reporter

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 807121
No longer depends on: 807121
Reporter

Updated

6 years ago
Summary: [tracking] Mouse / touch input problems on Windows devices that support touch input → Mouse / touch input problems on Windows devices that support touch input
Reporter

Updated

6 years ago
Alias: win-touch-issues

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 864825
Just to make sure: To test those touch bugs with Firefox on a normal PC without touch support, I need to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled to 1?
Summary: Mouse / touch input problems on Windows devices that support touch input → [meta] Mouse / touch input problems on Windows devices that support touch input
Hallvord,
Is there any reasons why this bug is in tech evangelism/Mobile?
It should probably be in Tech Evangelism/Desktop if we've got that set up already :-)
Component: Mobile → Desktop
Depends on: 736048
Depends on: 896644
Depends on: 1007063
Depends on: 970346
Depends on: 1093038
Depends on: 726608

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 1092575

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 1030137
Reporter

Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 1142092

Comment 4

4 years ago
Is this the reason I'm having trouble cancelling Firefox's default behavior?

I have an HTML Canvas on Windows 8.1 touch screen, and I want to prevent Firefox from scrolling the page when I one-finger swipe on the canvas, but calling e.preventDefault() on mousedown/mousemove/touchstart/touchmove is not sufficient to do this.

If this is unrelated, I'll file a bug and attach a test case.
(In reply to Simon Sarris from comment #4)
> Is this the reason I'm having trouble cancelling Firefox's default behavior?
> 
> I have an HTML Canvas on Windows 8.1 touch screen, and I want to prevent
> Firefox from scrolling the page when I one-finger swipe on the canvas, but
> calling e.preventDefault() on mousedown/mousemove/touchstart/touchmove is
> not sufficient to do this.

Are you testing with touch events enabled? Set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled in about:config. If this is on, please report a new bug :)


> If this is unrelated, I'll file a bug and attach a test case.
Depends on: 890878

Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 1192573

Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 1211234

Comment 6

4 years ago
When is Mozilla going to get serious about supporting touch displays (via TouchEvent) on Windows desktop in Firefox?

Chrome has fully supported touch screens for years.  Firefox can't?

Worst of all, now touch on Windows desktop in Firefox appears completely broken since r39.

Updated

3 years ago
Depends on: 1147335
Depends on: 1263426
No longer depends on: 890878

Updated

3 years ago
Depends on: 1285335
Depends on: 1294734
Depends on: 1301633
No longer depends on: 1301633
No longer depends on: 1147335
No longer depends on: 1211234
Depends on: 1321758
Depends on: 1291631
Depends on: 1325851
Depends on: 1392553
Let's go ahead and close this meta, just one open bug left.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: Desktop → Desktop
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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