Bug 9291 - netscape loses input focus with combo box in html form
netscape loses input focus with combo box in html form
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: enlightenment (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-02-10 00:22 EST by jstrand1
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 15:36:45 EST
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Description jstrand1 2000-02-10 00:22:56 EST

When entering information into a plain html form with a combo box, if the
combo box has too many entries to display on the screen (eg a combo box
listing the 50 states of USA) and you have to click 'More' to see the rest,
and choose one from these (eg to pick 'Utah'), then netscape loses the
input focus and you cannot enter more information into the form with the
keyboard (though you can move the cursor to different areas of the form
with the mouse).  However, the netscape window is highlighted, as if it had
the focus.  You have to click on another application window (eg 'xterm')
then click back on netscape to get the input focus back to netscape to
enter information in the form with the keyboard.  This behavior was
observed using Gnome/Enlightenment and icewm (without gnome).  Oddly,
netscape works properly in kde.  I am using all the latest packages per the
RedHat 6.1 errata (including netscape 4.70-1 and all gnome packages).

My feeling is that it is not netscape since netscape works fine in kde, but
instead the window managers in question and/or X when used in conjunction
with the window managers.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-10 15:36:59 EST
no, this is a longstanding netscape bug that will likely not get fixed.  KDE has
some workarounds.

The simple solution is to minimize and then restore netscape.  Focus will be

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