No menus or keyboard shortcuts work when Search Messages window has focus [MAC menu bar]

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SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
17 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Matthew Paul Thomas, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug, {useless-UI})

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PowerPC
Mac OS X
useless-UI
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Description

17 years ago
Build: 2001072008, Mac OS 9.1

To reproduce:
1.  In mail/news, open the Search Messages window.
2.  From the menu bar, try to open a new Navigator window (`File' > `New' >
    `Navigator Window'), or switch to Composer (`Tasks' > `Composer'), or quit
    Mozilla (`File' > `Quit'), or any other enabled menu item.
3.  Try the equivalent keyboard shortcuts: Command+N, Command+4, Command+Q,
    etc.

What should happen:
*   They all work.

What actually happens:
*   None of them work.
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 103711
Looks similar to (possible dupe of?) bug 21296 - Can't use Mac menu bar when a
modal dialog is up.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
No, it's the opposite of that bug.

Comment 3

16 years ago
OS may need to switch to all. i'm seeing this on Mac OS X, too. Build ID:
200252918 (Mozilla 1.0).

i noticed it specifically trying to close the window with Cmd-W or File->Close.

Comment 4

16 years ago
also, is the Severity really "major" for this? there's no data loss, and there's
a workaround (i.e., close the window, explicitly).
(Reporter)

Comment 5

16 years ago
This window has one hundred and fifty-one menu items which are enabled but do
nothing at all. Yes, I consider that to be major.
Keywords: useless-UI

Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 171341
mass re-assign.
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
Changing OS since MacOS9 is no longer supported. Can a Mac user confirm that the
bug still exists ?
OS: Mac System 9.x → MacOS X

Comment 8

14 years ago
in response to comment 7, this is still an issue in nightly builds of MailNews
and Thunderbird.

see also: bug 75587 and bug 186617.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 9

12 years ago
Thunderbird 1.5 OSX 10.4, some but not all of the same problems occur. With the Search window focused, none of the View, Go, Tools, or Window menu items work. Also could not start a new message. 

However, both Close and Quit work as menu items and command keys. Therefore the bug is escapable, at least in TB.
Severity: major → normal

Comment 10

11 years ago
accessibility?
QA Contact: laurel → search
Summary: No menus or keyboard shortcuts work when Search Messages window has focus → No menus or keyboard shortcuts work when Search Messages window has focus [MAC menu bar]

Comment 11

10 years ago
Karsten, 
similar in some ways to bug 87514 - including that not all of this is just MAC afaict.  3 distinct issues/bugs here:
* menu      (Felix in bug 87514 comment 17 offers not everything need be in menu for "special purpose" windows)
* shortcut  (bug 267992 is another example of shortcut issue)
* mac-issue - bug 87514 comment 2, which we perhaps overlooked in bug 87514 comment 17
Frankie, could you pls test with the latest 2.0.0.x / trunk nightlies and see if this still occurs?

Updated

9 years ago
Component: MailNews: Search → MailNews: Message Display

Comment 13

9 years ago
Since the message search window/dialog doesn't have a menubar, you only get a application menu now. There's no such thing as a File menu etc. This is actually by Widget: Cocoa design. Before the mac menusystem re-write you did got the main application menubar (mailNews, Composer etc), but none of the menus worked. So, I'd say the problem still exists on trunk. Thunderbird doesn't seem to have a "Search Messages..." option in the menu, but for instance the filter dialog have the same problem (only a application menu). I dunno about the shortcuts, though - I can paste stuff into the search field in the dialog, so I think the basic edit shortcuts works.

Anyway, if we want the main menubar to be visible on mac when those dialogs are frontmost, we have to overlay a menubar in all menubar-less dialogs/windows.
(In reply to comment #13)
> doesn't seem to have a "Search Messages..." option in the menu

Edit - Find - Search Messages...

Sometimes it takes me fewer than three tries to find it.

Comment 15

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #14)
> (In reply to comment #13)
> > doesn't seem to have a "Search Messages..." option in the menu
> 
> Edit - Find - Search Messages...
> 
> Sometimes it takes me fewer than three tries to find it.

Oops, there it was...
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: search → message-display
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