Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152089
Fedora Firefox will not position the cursor at the end of fields
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.)
As mentioned, this is something being caused specifically by the Fedora RPMs; the version available directly from mozilla.org does NOT exhibit this behavior.
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
There is a fix in rawhide already, which I will propogate next week to FC3.