User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20030729 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031126 Sometimes, the caret won't react to the Cursor left/right, Pos1 and End keys in text input fields. Once this happens, every text input field in every Mozilla browser window is affected. After a restart, everything is ok again. I still haven't found a way to reliably reproduce this - it happens more or less at random. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open URL. 2. Place caret in the bug summary field. 3. Type a few characters, delete a few characters (works). 4. Press Cursor left/right, Pos1, End. Actual Results: The caret doesn't move. Expected Results: The caret should move (1 left/right, to the beginning of the line, to the end ...). This doesn't happen very often, and I still don't know what triggers this bug.
I've just been hit by this bug. In addition, I now have two carets: one in the URL bar and one in the text input field (or, in another case, the caret in a text input field stayed there although I marked some text on the page). I don't know if these two issues are really related, but it looks like a general focus problem. Typing in the text input fields (and deleting text) works fine, though. Just not the cursor keys.
This bug seems to disappear even without restarting Mozilla - I just closed a few tabs and switched between Browser and MailNews a few times.
These are my build options (in case the bug has something to do with GTK): ac_add_options --enable-toolkit-gtk ac_add_options --enable-calendar ac_add_options --enable-crypto ac_add_options --disable-installer ac_add_options --disable-debug ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -march=athlon-tbird -mcpu=athlon-tbird" ac_add_options --enable-xft
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 228646 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
i would say that this is NOT a duplicate of 228646. see comment #12 of 228646, copy of which is here: "btw before i forget: i am still seeing occasional failure of cursor keys, accompanied by failure of the cursor "blink" mechanism. this is *different* from the above-reported bug. this particular bug usually occurs with gmail, when the machine running firefox happens to be under particularly heavy load. also, significant long-term usage is also required to replicate this particular bug, as well as significant memory leakage (1gb+). but, i repeat: this is NOT the same thing as the reported bug, because only cursor keys were affected (not *all* keys)."
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