Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62311
(Mozilla) minor right key scrolling 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 scroll to the end of the textarea. I can use the down arrow
to get to the bottom, and usually Right arrow or CTRL-Right arrow to scroll to
the end of the line.
Unfortunately, the right arrow or CTRL-Right arrow will scroll right through the
end of the textbox and back to the beginning. To my knowledge no other popular
web browsers behave this way.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Skipjack beta1 with up2date (3-27-2002)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type text into a textarea. Fill it enough so that a vertical scroll bar occurs.
2. Hold down right or CTRL-right and be annoyed at a browser behavior that
doesn't exist in other browsers.
Actual Results: Scrolls through end and back to beginning of textarea.
Expected Results: It should simply stop at the end of the textarea.
Additional info: It will only scroll through the end if there is a vertical
scrollbar in that text area.
Created attachment 53785 [details]
patch from upstream against mozilla-0.9.9-7.src.rpm that fixes most (but not all) of this problem
I manually merged the last patch here against the latest
mozilla-0.9.9-7.src.rpm from Rawhide. It seems to mostly fix the "right arrow
scrolling back to beginning of textarea" bug with one exception. If you
scroll all the way down with the down arrow so that the cursor jumps beyond
the final character, the right key makes the cursor jump to the beginning of
I'm talking with the submitter of the original patch to hopefully find a
solution to this.
I was unable to find the other patch that fixes the additional bug introduced by
my patch above where right arrow key goes to beginning of line in a certain
However, this bug is completely fixed in currently Mozilla trunk (but not
Mozilla 1.0.0 rc1).
Bug still exists in Red Hat 7.3.
Appears fixed in Limbo2.