PgDn, End, CTRL + Left etc. disabled in textareas and input type text




12 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; de; rv: Gecko/20061204 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; de; rv: Gecko/20061204 Firefox/

In forms using input fields with type="text" or textarea multiline inputs, I'm unable to use the keyboard to navigate in the box (except for the arrow keys).

I would appreciate if I could use CTRL (or COMMAND, don't care) LEFT / RIGHT to jump word wise, HOME and END to jump to the first or last character of the line and PgDn / PgUp to scroll pagewise within an input field. Those features work in Windows and Linux without troubles, but not with my Mac.

I'd love to use them :)

I found this problem to exist with Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x and SeaMonkey on a PowerPC Mac and with Firefox (German) on an Intel Mac, both running Mac OS X 10.4. 

The same problem exists when editing Mails in Thunderbird (I'll add a bug there and reference it over here, they might be related).

And no - it's not a Mac-keyboard-problem: Those functions are available with all other Mac programmes I use.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit some text.

No special themes, out of the Box install of a .dmg

Comment 1

5 years ago
My mac will jump word to word with OPTION + LEFT or RIGHT, not control or command.
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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