Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511109
Message display scrolls to top when link clicked
Last modified: 2009-07-13 15:49:23 EDT
Description of problem:
When I click an embedded link in the middle of a long message or digest, the link opens in a browser, but the message scrolls back to the top and I have to manually scroll back down to where I was reading.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read a long message, scroll the top of the message out of the display window
2. Click a link
Message scrolls back to top
Message display window does not change
I use the wide view, with the message window at the right of the display.
This has happened for several versions, back to at least F9.
Check whether you have Caret Mode enabled:
View -> Caret Mode (F7)
Disable it if you do. It causes all sorts of weird glitches like this.
OK, yes I did have it on. Turning it off stops the behavior.
What's it supposed to do?
It's an accessibility feature in GtkHTML, but it's never really worked right.
And to be honest, it probably won't be fixed before we switch to WebKit, which hopefully handles it better.
Regardless, I sent it upstream so it's at least filed: