Subject: Re: mozilla won't accept text input
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/2004 22:50:32
In message <>, Simon Burge 
>john heasley wrote:
>> Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:37:06PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin:
>> > In message <>, 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.
><AOL>me too.</AOL>
>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 :-)

Same here.

		--Steve Bellovin,