Bug 152089 - Fedora Firefox will not position the cursor at the end of fields
Fedora Firefox will not position the cursor at the end of fields
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-03-24 14:03 EST by William Kucharski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 15:44:24 EDT
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Description William Kucharski 2005-03-24 14:03:48 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
If you click at the end of many, but not all data input boxes in which text is programmed (notably the "Total Precipitation" entry box, and for that matter the "Steps to Reproduce" box below), the cursor will remain at the beginning of the entry.

This behavior does NOT occur with the version of firefox available directly from mozilla.org; it only occurs in the Fedora RPM versions.

This same behavior was seen in 1.0.1.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a text entry box
2. Click after text and hope to see the cursor appear at the end of existing text
3. Note that the cursor stubbornly sits at the beginning of the entry

Actual Results:  Cursor remained at the beginning of the text field

Expected Results:  The cursor should have appeared at the end (or anywhere within the entry.)

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As mentioned, this is something being caused specifically by the Fedora RPMs; the version available directly from mozilla.org does NOT exhibit this behavior.
Comment 1 Chris Evans 2005-04-10 09:03:22 EDT
Similar to bug 150002 where I note other text field woes related
to the usage of Pango.
Workaround: stick MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 in your .bash_profile
Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2005-04-10 09:09:36 EDT
There is a fix in rawhide already, which I will propogate next week to FC3.

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