Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62310
(Mozilla) minor Selection UI glitch
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:25 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020314
Description of problem:
Often when I am typing into textareas of web pages (Hey! Like this Bugzilla
form...) I wish to select and copy it into Evolution in order to Cross-post to
the Skipjack-list for additional comment. Each and every time I do so I run
into an obscure Mozilla selection UI glitch that causes the selection to behave
in an unexpected way.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Skipjack beta1 with up2date (3-27-2002)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type many lines of text in a textarea, roughly the length of this bug report.
Make sure there is a vertical scrollbar on the right side of the textarea.
2. Select from the bottom to the top of the textarea.
3. Unselect it by clicking once anywhere within the text.
4. Attempt to select from the very top, before the first character. When you
begin dragging the mouse right or down, suddenly the entire textarea is selected
again. Not what you expected.
You should be able to select from the first character to any point within the
textarea rather than it selecting everything for you.
This appears to be fixed in both Mozilla trunk and Mozilla 1.0 RC1.
Re-tested: Still broken in Red Hat Linux 7.3.
Appears fixed in Limbo2.