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#5365 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened March 17, 2010 04:12PM UTC

Closed June 08, 2011 01:48AM UTC

Last modified June 08, 2011 01:48AM UTC

ESC key problem

Reported by: fredericomf Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.dialog Version: 1.8rc3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

When i created two modal dialogs using UI the second dialog don't listen the ESC key event.

This is the structure of modal dialogs:

<div id="modal01">
  Some Text
  <a id="showSecondDialog">NEW</a>
  <div id="modal02">
    Some Text

Both dialogs has option: autoOpen: false.

The trigger to show the second dialog is a button inside a first dialog.

Pressing ESC key the first dialog is closed and the second don't close.

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Change History (4)

Changed May 09, 2010 01:40AM UTC by watanabe comment:1


1. Open a modal dialog having a button to open a child modal dialog.

2. Open the child dialog.

3. Click the overlay.

4. Press ESC key.


jQuery UI 1.8.1 Uncompressed version


line 702 (overlay create)


line 72 (dialog _create)


line 683 (overlay create)

if (this.instances.length === 0) {


in line 702, "dialog" means "the first dialog".

Changed July 11, 2010 05:42AM UTC by bostanio comment:2

The problem here is that we only bind the 'keydown.dialog-overlay' event once and for the first overlay created (so for the first modal dialog). The fix is to still only bind the event once but have the event search the instances for the 'top' overlay (by zIndex) and close it's dialog. This also necessitates the overlay having a back reference to it's dialog but that is easy to do.

Note that there is a second bug lurking here that hitting escape with the focus in the second dialog would close both dialogs. First you close the top dialog and then the ESCAPE keydown event propagates to the overlay and closes the next dialog. Simple fix is to stop the event propagating.

Both fixes and visual test case are in these commits (second is useful comments):



Changed June 08, 2011 01:48AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:3

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Changed June 08, 2011 01:48AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:4

Duplicate of #6966.