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Greg Bluvshteyn

JS error in IE (Can't move focus to the controll because it's invisible)

Reported by Greg Bluvshteyn | January 26th, 2010 @ 10:42 PM | in 0.9.10 "Alekhine"

First of, great product. Haven't had so much joy for a really long time ( hey it's ruby :))

This is the error that I've encountered using IE6/7 ( Firefox (as always) does not have this issue)
I've seen this problem from 0.9.8 to the latest versions of fat free crm

  1. Create a lead
  2. open a lead from a list

Show action would produce an error:

Can't move focus to the control because it's invisible, not enabled or of a type that does not accept the focus.

I think it's because IE does not deal well with display:none and for example when you show comment div#post is hidden.
Also, you will find a bit different but similar in nature issue when you'd try editing a lead which you'd open through show action.
There I was getting rjs error related to not being able to find edit_lead div which was hidden using the same style.

I've fixed it in my version of your application but I had to do it quick and dirty so I'm kind of ashamed to provide a patch.

Thanks again.

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  • Mike Dvorkin

    Mike Dvorkin January 29th, 2010 @ 09:57 PM

    • Tag set to ie javascript

    Greg, thanks for your post. IE is not "officially" supported and I'm accepting any IE-related patches, even if they are quick and dirty. I'll make it all look good before merging to the core :-)

  • Nathan B

    Nathan B March 16th, 2011 @ 11:21 PM

    • Milestone order changed from “0” to “0”

    We have noticed this issue too, and would appreciate a look at the patch. Wouldn't mind spending time fixing it up for you.

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    Mathew23 October 8th, 2022 @ 01:57 AM

    One form page on my website uses a pop-up window to send data to the database. In order to submit data once, Word Hurdle I put a single disabled button in js. It functions flawlessly on other browsers but not on Internet Explorer 11.

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    Annata Evan October 17th, 2022 @ 12:30 AM

    I decided to disregard the exception and act as though nothing ever happened because there is just one client who uses IE7, pinpointing the exact moment the issue occurred was nearly impossible, dordle and there didn't seem to be any additional impacts.

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    voxede6498 November 18th, 2022 @ 05:15 AM

    'You can't move the focus to the control because it's invisible,' is something that many developers face when working on an application. And if you thought that this error was a mere mynewsfit technical nuisance, you're in for a shock. This error can cause serious trouble and delays in your project, so it's important that you fix it right away.

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    JS Error is one of the most common PG JS errors that you would face while developing your website. It's a common error which occurs in the web browser process and not within the Javascript code itself. Thus, this error appears during loading time and whenever there is any issue with your server, network or resources.

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    Timothy Sykes March 16th, 2023 @ 07:57 AM

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    Emma Orabelle April 4th, 2023 @ 07:29 PM

    I'm glad to hear that you've been enjoying using it.
    To fix this issue, you can try using a different CSS property to hide/show the elements, such as visibility:hidden/visible or opacity:0/1. Alternatively, you can try using a JavaScript solution to toggle the visibility of the elements instead of relying solely on CSS. bluey
    I hope this helps, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.
    Best regards,

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    Andreaa Ferrason April 4th, 2023 @ 08:38 PM

    I understand that the input form should first be checked for visibility, or whether it is hidden. whether the element has been disabled and whether the display style is configured to not appear. Regarding the second examine the display, I'm not entirely sure. This fix is effective, retro bowl but I'd like to know more about what the second check signifies.

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    Check if the control is visible and enabled: Make sure that the coreball control is visible on the screen and enabled for user input. If it is not, you may need to modify the code to show or enable the control.

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    The problem occurs only in production mode of IE7, not in development mode. I'm attempting to get super development mode to function, uno online but I'm having trouble.

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    Internet Explorer has limited support for modern Mini Crossword JavaScript features. Ensure that the code you are using to set focus is compatible with IE or consider using alternative approaches that are more compatible with older browser versions.

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