With MPX, only the first pointer can select an item on a menu or close the menu

Bug #576234 reported by Erik B. Andersen on 2010-05-06
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

When using MPX, firefox will only let the first cursor close a menu or select an item from a menu, no matter what cursor opened the menu.

To reproduce:
Use Ubuntu 10.04 and set up MPX (there's a tutorial at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/MPX).
( When I say second keyboard, I mean the keyboard paired with the second cursor.)
Open Firefox.
Right click to open a menu with any pointer.
Try to select anything from the menu or close the menu with the second cursor. Notice you can't.
Use the first cursor to get out of the menu.
Using whatever keyboard you have grouped with the second pointer, start typing in the url bar something that will bring up history suggestions. Notice that as soon as the first suggestion comes up, you cannot type anymore with the second keyboard and must either use the first pointer to get out of the menu of suggestions, or use the first keyboard to finish typing.

What I would expect instead:
That either cursor could select items from a menu or click outside the menu to escape it.
That the second cursor could select options from the suggestions menu when typing in the url bar.
That the second keyboard would be able to keep typing in the url bar even when suggestions come up.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed May 5 22:19:08 2010
 firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100323)
SourcePackage: firefox

Erik B. Andersen (azendale) wrote :
description: updated
tags: added: mpx
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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