Subject: Re: mozilla won't accept text input
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/28/2004 22:50:32
In message <20040729024202.4A62D23413@thoreau.thistledown.com.au>, Simon Burge
>john heasley wrote:
>> Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:37:06PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin:
>> > In message <20040728235909.50E692069F@frodo.juniper.net>, Simon Gerraty wr
>> > >I've got mozilla-1.6nb1 on 2.0G, and it works fine - expect that none
>> > >of the dialogue boxes accept any input.
>> > >
>> > I use Galeon, not Mozilla, but I sometimes see the same thing. As a
>> > bypass, I select some text in an xterm; when I move the focus back to
>> > the browser window, it works properly. I've seen some indications that
>> > with Galeon, the keyboard focus is sometimes in another tab, so
>> > switching tabs explicitly might help.
>> me too, fwiw. It occured a *lot* more frequently for me (i386 -> sparc64
>> display) before we found the FIONREAD arg type bug. So, perhaps the bug
>> is lurking in that area.
>Galeon has does this for me for a long time (years), both on NetBSD
>1.6 and 2.0.
>My local home page has a google search box on it. If it type ^T (new
>tab), click on the home page button and click in the text box I can't
>type in the text box. If I select new tab from the file menu, click on
>the home page button and click in the text box I can type in the text
>box. In the first case, clicking on another existing tab then back to
>the new tab "fixes" the problem. I also just checked, and if I have
>focus in a text box on an existing tab and make a new tab with ^T, any
>new text input doesn't appear in the old tab's text box either.
Right. And when I create a new tab by clicking on a link in exmh, page
down and page up don't work -- they navigate in the previous tab.
>This has been just something I've learnt to live with. But if it were
>fixed I'd be happy :-)
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb