Orientation with arrow-keys doesn't work on wrapped lines




15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Tomas Pihl, Assigned: mjudge)



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(Whiteboard: editorbase+)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211

When composing a mail, I noticed I'm unable to walk around in the text with the
arrow-keys. This only happens with wrapped lines.

Line  Text
----  ----
1     Long line which after 78 chars will
2     wrap to the second line.
4     Beginning of a new line

If I place the cursor at column 1 at line 1 I'm able to move forward with the ->
key. However, if I place the cursor at column 1 on the second line, pressing the
-> key will result in the cursor ends up at column 1 on line 3. Pressing the <-
key doesn't result in anything.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above

Also tried this on 1.3b WinXP. There everything worked ok.

Comment 1

15 years ago
plain text mail or  html mail compose?
You build date is 2/11, have you tried a more recent build (except 2/24)?

sounds like a bug for Browser | Selection

Comment 2

15 years ago
Plain text mail. I haven't tried any later builds.

Comment 3

15 years ago
I've now tried Build ID: 2003022510 and I'm still having the problem. This on an
Ultra-10 running Solaris 8.

Hmm, I just noticed I'm having the problem in this "Additional Comments" window
as well. This is then not a Mail/News problem, rather something else as brade
mentioned. I played around a bit and it only happens on wrapped lines thus
navigating forward/backwards will have the cursor jump abound on the wrapped
line in a really weired way. As soon as insert RETURNs in the end of each line
of the wrapped line (ie, prior to where each wrap occures (hope you understood
that)), the bug goes away.

Are the fonts used involved here in some way? I'll add the font spec I'm using
if it helps. Western fonts:

Prop       Serif (adobe-times-iso8859-1) Size 12
Monospace  adobe-courier-iso8859-1       Size 12
Minimum font size: 12
Allow documents to use other fonts: Yes

Comment 4

15 years ago
duplicate of bug 194774? probably not due to original problem reported in much
earlier build?

Assignee: sspitzer → mjudge
Component: Mail Window Front End → Selection
Keywords: nsbeta1
Product: MailNews → Browser
QA Contact: esther → pmac
Whiteboard: editorbase
pmac: Can you confirm whether this is a problem in current builds? Thanks!


15 years ago
Whiteboard: editorbase → editorbase+
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Comment 7

12 years ago
Unable to reproduce this bug following the reporter's original instructions
using Thunderbird 1.5 beta1

Marking worksforme
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 8

12 years ago
Oh! I am sorry! I failed to notice that this is a SunOS-specific bug. I was
testing on Mac OS X re-opening.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 9

10 years ago
I couldn't reproduce this on Solaris 11 with thunderbird 3.0a2pre(2008061703).

Comment 10

10 years ago
Mark WORKSFORME on behalf of Xin Sun. Thanks! 
Last Resolved: 12 years ago10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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