Arrow keys not working in embedded broser

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Tony
2012-07-23
2012-08-29
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-23

    I have just discovered RSS Owl and have found one problem: I find that the UP
    and DOWN arrow keys do not work for navigation with the embedded browser for
    these two feeds:

    http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml

    http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/uk/rss.xml

    I can still navigate by dragging the scroll slider on the right side of the
    browser panel. I have that same issue whether the browser is opened as a tab
    or in the lower right panel.

    No similar problem has been seen with articles in any other feed such as NYT,
    WSJ, CNN etc.

    Is this a configuration issue or something different about the articles in
    those feeds?

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-23

    P.s. I am having this issue while runnung RSSOwl Version: 2.1.2 (Build Id:
    2011-08-13) with 32 bit Windows XP Pro.

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-24

    I found yet another feed of articles for which the navgiation arrow keys do
    not function with the embedded browser:

    http://feeds.cnet.com/news/latest

     
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-24

    All 3 feeds work fine for me in RSSOwl 2.1.2 on Linux 64Bit (fedora) no matter
    wether JavaScript is enabled or not. I can navigate via arrow keys, scroll
    wheel, by dragging the scroll bar.

    Can you please open this url
    http://browserspy.dk/browser.php in
    RSSOwl's embedded browser and tell me if it looks similar to this

    navigator.appName   Netscape
    navigator.appCodeName   Mozilla
    navigator.appVersion    5.0 (X11; en-US)
    

    (if you can not type this url you need to fully enable the embedded browser in
    preferences dialog section "browser")

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-24

    Thanks for the reply and help.

    There is a difference. Your URL shows:

    Info browser.version 8.0

    Info layout.version 8.0

    The embedded browser in my RSSOwl v.2.1.2 shows Version 7.0 in both of those
    two fields.

    Tony

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-24

    Sorry, that reply was non-responsive - I was comparing RSSLOws with Firefox
    14. Forget that.

    In answer to your questions:

    navigator.appName Microsoft Internet Explorer

    navigator.appCodeName Mozilla

    navigator.appVersion 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0;
    chromeframe; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30;
    .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C;
    .NET4.0E)

     
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-26

    Strange… it should report the version of your currently installed Version of
    Internet Explorer. Do you have Internet Explorer 7.0 installed? Can you try
    updating it if possible?

    I am not 100% sure but I think the embedded browser is doing something wrong
    in interpreting those feeds or in getting focus…

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-26

    Thanks for the comment.

    My 32 bit WinXP Pro has IE 8.0 installed, and I believe that one will be the
    last that MS will offer for my obsolescent (in the view of MS Marketing)
    systems software.

    I am not clear - what is the connection between the browser that is embedded
    in RSSOwl and the vesrion of IE installed?

     
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-26

    On Windows systems RSSOwl uses Internet Explorer as embedded browser, so the
    browser part you see in RSSOwl is in fact not provided by RSSOwl, but by
    Internet Explorer.

    Since I can not reproduce your problem with RSSOwl on Linux (using
    Firefox/XULRunner), so I assume that Internet Explorer is causing your
    scrolling problems. I can not do anything about bugs in Internet Explorer.

    If you want to use XULRunner/Firefox within RSSOwl (as internal Browser), try
    this:
    http://www.rssowl.org/help#item_10a

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-26

    If I pull up in in my native installed version of IE those pages that proved
    problematic to the keyboard arrow keys of the embedded RSSOwl browser they
    work perfectly. The embedded browser is not behaving like the installed
    version of IE and nor does it appear to be the same browser to
    http://browserspy.dk/browser.php. http:/
    /www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18924334
    scrolls perfectly when viewed with IE and using the keyboard arrow
    keys but it does not scroll in RSSOwl.

     
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-26

    navigator.appName Microsoft Internet Explorer

    navigator.appCodeName                      Mozilla
    navigator.appVersion                             4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; chromeframe; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)
    

    is very strange. Why should Internet Explorer report being Mozilla or
    otherwise? Maybe it is because of Chromeframe? Do you have Google's
    Chromeframe installed?

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-27

    I don't know any product named Google Chromeframe and I don't see it installed
    as either a program or as an add-on to IE.

     
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2012-07-27

    No Google Chrome or Chrome Frame installed?

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-28

    Yes, I do have the Chrome browser installed.

     
  • Tony

    Tony - 2012-07-28

    I just upgraded to Version: 2.1.4, Build Id: 2012-07-28, with no change in
    this behavior.

     

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