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Bug 227269 - Cursor in <textarea> does not move back
Summary: Cursor in <textarea> does not move back
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 227257
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-04 15:50 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-06 15:51:43 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-02-04 15:50:03 UTC
Description of problem:

When entering text in formular fields (e.g. like bugzilla comments),
the cursor can not be moved with cursor keys. With previous version
(, it worked fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. write some text in the bugzilla textbox
2. press cursor-left key

Actual results:

Cursor does not move, but new characters will be written at the correct position

Expected results:

Cursor moves one char back

Comment 1 Mario Curcija 2007-02-06 10:29:53 UTC
Same here and I have to say it is very annoying (please increase Severity for
this one). 

Visual caret does not reflect actual caret position except when at begining/end. 

All HTML text input elements have this problem along with other TextUI Elements
such as Address-Bar/Search/Googlebar-SearchBox. 
Additionally found that Thunderbird has same problem. I haven't checked if
Bugzilla entry for Thunderbird exists. 
However it is not Firefox bug only, but bug in one or more of shared dependecies. 

Best regards, 

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-02-06 15:07:29 UTC
Is this pango enabled or disabled?

Comment 3 Mario Curcija 2007-02-06 15:48:02 UTC
My enviroment was pango disabled. With pango enabled (it is default) now it
works fine.  
- check enviroment for "MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1". 
- locate how MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 is set (mine was in profile.d/ and
comment it out 
- restarted firefox 

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-02-06 15:51:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 227257 ***

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