Open Bug 1417116 Opened 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago

Changing the direction of a textarea doesn't work on a Mac


(Core :: DOM: Editor, defect, P3)

58 Branch





(Reporter: amir.aharoni, Unassigned)



User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0
Build ID: 20171114100042

Steps to reproduce:

0. Use a Mac. (I'm using High Sierra 10.13.)
1. Go to
2. Click the big textarea.
3. Press Command-Shift-X.

Actual results:


Expected results:

The text direction of the plain text in the textarea is supposed to change from rtl to ltr. This has worked well for years, and it's one of the Firefox features that I use the most.

It also doesn't work if I Control-click and select "change text direction" in the pop-up menu.
See Also: → 1417136
Component: Untriaged → Editor
Product: Firefox → Core
Priority: -- → P3
As far as I can see, this doesn't happen in 59.0a1 (2017-11-20).
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