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Firefox 35 & 36 on Mac don't select listboxes (html select) created by javascript / jquery, unless I set focus programmatically or I right-click on it.

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I am creating a single page app and newly created <select></select> does not work. It seems the problem is these select do not get focus when I click on it. If I (1) set focus programmatically; or, (2) rigth-click on it, it works normally. Firefox 35 / 36 on Mac OSX 10.10.2.

Réiteach roghnaithe

Got it!

I was using the jquery-ui's deprecated function .disableSelection() . It should disallow users to select text, but seems to give this collateral effect on FF.

I will try a CSS alternative suggested here .

Thanks!

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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

What job does your app do? Any other problems / issues?

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Do you have a link to a publicly available page or test case demonstrating the problem? (I could only test on Windows myself.)

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Hi, there. I tried to make a simple sample case... but it worked. My application is a backbone based dashboard panel. The problem occurs in some special condition I am trying to replicate. I the following links it was related to jquery.ui.modal window and datepickers. It is not my case, but I guess I am using something similar to modal windows.

I guess to case are related: 1. Select does not open dropdown onclick 2. Month select in datepicker inside a bootstrap-modal won't work in Firefox

If I succeed replicating the case, I will post it here.

Thanks!

Athraithe ag floridia ar

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Got it!

I was using the jquery-ui's deprecated function .disableSelection() . It should disallow users to select text, but seems to give this collateral effect on FF.

I will try a CSS alternative suggested here .

Thanks!

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Anyway, the FF behaviour is not fine. Disabling text selection should not disable the dropdowns...

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Hi floridia, if you compare the CSS in Firefox's Inspector between your two versions, what rules are being used to disable selection? Some of the proprietary -moz properties can definitely cause problems.

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Hi jscher2000,

It seems it works by capturing the event and dropping it out...

From jquery-ui core:

(...) disableSelection: function() { return this.bind( ( $.support.selectstart ? "selectstart" : "mousedown" )

Could it be because there is no "selectstart" event, so it uses the "mousedown" instead ?

I didn't find that CSS rules in the inspector...

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According to this site , FF and Opera don't have the selectstart event...

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floridia said

Could it be because there is no "selectstart" event, so it uses the "mousedown" instead ?

I didn't find that CSS rules in the inspector...

I think that's right.