IE Error in Content/ File management

Bug #1348595 reported by Philip Tubman on 2014-07-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Robert Lyon

Bug Description

In IE 10 and 11, when you are in artefact/file/index.php, you can click on an icon to get further options for moving your files around. These links do not work in IE10/11, but function in Chrome.

The drag and drop feature here where you can drop on the links of the folders and breadcrumbs works in IE and all other browsers. It is really good feature for file management

we are using Mahara 1.9.1 stable (lancaster university)

Robert Lyon (robertl-9) wrote :

Hi Philip,

The feature where you can get more options for moving files around is available on IE if you are tabbing through the page and press 'space' or 'enter' on the icon. This feature was added to help with accessibility for blind/sight impaired users (as the links are read out via screenreader).

The fact that in Chrome/FF one can also click on the icon to get the further options is possibly an unintended 'feature'.

However, saying that it shouldn't be too hard to get IE behave the same way when clicking the icon.

Changed in mahara:
assignee: nobody → Robert Lyon (robertl-9)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 1.10.0
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-07-29
Changed in mahara:
status: New → In Progress

Submitter: Son Nguyen (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit 4bc089e76ae13ad868b0842ca242703ed34518e8
Author: Robert Lyon <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Jul 29 12:10:47 2014 +1200

Getting IE to behave as Chrome/FF when clicking file icon (Bug #1348595)

Currently in IE/FF/Chrome if you tab through a list of files on
artefact/file.index.php and hit space when on the icon you are given a list of places
you can move the file to. (Note: have some files and some folders when

But when you click on the icon you only get the list when in FF/Chrome.

This patch should allow the clicking to also work in IE 10

Change-Id: I958d52220912169f1fc0198a47428e077aa6ed3e
Signed-off-by: Robert Lyon <email address hidden>

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2014-10-20
Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2014-10-21
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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