#4511 Story links require 2 clicks in Firefox

Slashdot
closed-works-for-me
Tim Vroom
5
2010-11-02
2010-10-07
Michael Wyland
No

External links in all stories are requiring 2 consecutive clicks (two distinct clicks, or a double-click) to work in Firefox 3.6.10. This occurs on the Slashdot home page or any other page on Slashdot. This is easily repeatable and seen on both Windows XP and Vista. All other links on Slashdot work after 1 click as expected. This is occurring in IE 8.

Discussion

  • Michael Wyland
    Michael Wyland
    2010-10-14

    Event logging using Firebug revealed the 1st click only resulted in a mousedown event followed by a focus event, then no other action. Then the 2nd click resulted in a mousedown, mouseup, click, DOMActivate series of events as expected. Later I tried "slow clicking" the links (mousedown, hold/wait, then mouseup) and it resulted in a click event, as desired, on the 1st try.

     
  • Michael Wyland
    Michael Wyland
    2010-11-02

    This seems to be resolved now, with Firefox 3.6.12. Don't know if anything was changed/fixed on the Slashdot end.

     
  • Michael Wyland
    Michael Wyland
    2010-11-02

    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me