[Bug 187313] Re: [MASTER] right click (with button release) might activate random popup-menu-item

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Mon Feb 9 13:58:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 06:51:28PM -0000, André Pirard wrote:
> On 2009-01-29 18:25,  Jean-Philippe Fleury wrote :
> > For me, Mouse Gestures helps a lot to reduce the bug, but it's not a
> > perfect workaround, because I still have few random popup-menu-items,
> > even with this extension enabled.
> That's very strange.  It has been agreed that the problem stems from the 
> fact that the right-click event is taken on mouse down (instead of mouse 
> up as usually) and that mouse up is treated as a possible left click of 
> an albeit invisible context menu entry.

Thats not the root cause. Its just that the problem is triggered by
mouse down click, but in general it shouldnt make a different whether
thats mouse down or up or click. Its probably just easier to reproduce
with one of those methods than the other.

The root cause as of now seems to be the asynchronous creation of menu
popup frames in the gecko engine. Somehow the click event gets
redirected to a not yet created frameset which seem to trigger a click
on a random menu entry because the menu items are not yet properly
mapped to screen.

 - Alexander

[MASTER] right click (with button release) might activate random popup-menu-item
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