Firebird 0.7 and the keyboard; c&p to FB from Evolution
mpatters at cs.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Oct 22 12:45:47 PDT 2003
I've noticed lately, particularly since upgrading to Firebird 0.7 (but I
believe this may have happened a few times with 0.6.1) that occasionally
Firebird will appear to stop listening to any keyboard input - ie, if
the cursor is in a text entry box, nothing I type has any effect, ^T
does not open a new tab and ^W does not close one, etc. To get keyboard
back in FB, I need to close it and re-open it.
I do have a couple of extensions installed (All In One Gestures, Tab
Browser Extensions, and the googlebar), but I've been using those for
some time. I suppose it's possible that these cause problems with the
I've also noticed, but this could be (likely is) an evolution problem,
that if I copy and paste an email into a text entry box in Firebird
(this occurred with Firebird 0.6.1, and I think it's since evo went to
1.4.5) the email runs all into one line. I only use plain text email.
The above problem with keyboard input seems to happen most when I'm
c&p'ing an email into a text entry box. I don't know if the behaviours
are related; most of what I use FB for is using our own rt-based trouble
tracking system, so of course I'll see it more often using it in that
I'm wondering if I'm alone in seeing these problems, or if somebody else
has experienced them too?
I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize
the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify,
and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out.
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