When typing text after inserting a link for selected text, link text style is not discontinued

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Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
8 years ago
8 months ago

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(Reporter: Boying Lu, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
Re-produce steps:
1. Open a compose window
2. Type text "google" and highlight it
3. Type Ctrl-L, a "Link Properties" window will popup
4. Type "http://www.google.com" in the "Link Location" field
5. Click "OK" button
6. Continue to type texts after "google"

Expected Result:
The texts after "google" should be plain text 

Actual Result:
The texts after "google" becomes part of "Link Text"
See Also: → bug 339071
(In reply to Boying Lu from comment #0)
STR
> 1. Open a compose window
> 2. Type text "google" and highlight it
> 3. Type Ctrl-L, a "Link Properties" window will popup
> 4. Type "http://www.google.com" in the "Link Location" field
> 5. Click "OK" button
5b press cursor right so that cursor is right behind linkified word "google"
> 6. Continue to type texts after "google"
6b press END key and then type "somemore"
> 
> Expected Result:
> The texts after "google" should be plain text 
> 
> Actual Result:
> The texts after "google" becomes part of "Link Text"
for case of 5b - confirming
for case of 6b - you will not see this bug
Summary: When insert a link, Link text is handled in correct → When typing text after inserting a link for selected text, link text style is not discontinued

Comment 2

2 years ago
When will this bug be fixed?

Only "workaround" annoying inconvenient.

1. Make the link
2. "Cut the link" (cntl-x or apple-x)
3. Type the text that you want after the link
4. Re-insert the link (cntl-v or apple-v)

Painful. Hope somebody puts this bug on their queue. (Have quite given up on Thunderbird yet)
Duplicate of this bug: 1241968

Updated

8 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1422175

Updated

8 months ago
OS: OpenSolaris → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 5

8 months ago
This bug is a design flaw, and has stayed in Thunderbird for YEARS (I'm guessing since the beginning).  The idea of pressing the END key to escape from the hyperlink is counterintuitive and totally ALIEN to the way ALL OTHER word processors operate. Not even a NEW LINE (Return key) will escape from the hyperlink. 

This is the most distracting, alienating, annoying, and frustrating defect of Thunderbird.

Text typed AFTER creating the hyperlink should NOT EVER become hyperlinked UNLESS typed WITHIN the hyperlinked text.

Comment 6

8 months ago
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #1)
> (In reply to Boying Lu from comment #0)
> STR
> > 1. Open a compose window
> > 2. Type text "google" and highlight it
> > 3. Type Ctrl-L, a "Link Properties" window will popup
> > 4. Type "http://www.google.com" in the "Link Location" field
> > 5. Click "OK" button
> 5b press cursor right so that cursor is right behind linkified word "google"
> > 6. Continue to type texts after "google"
> 6b press END key and then type "somemore"
> > 
> > Expected Result:
> > The texts after "google" should be plain text 
> > 
> > Actual Result:
> > The texts after "google" becomes part of "Link Text"
> for case of 5b - confirming
> for case of 6b - you will not see this bug

Step 6b ALSO includes the subsequently typed text in the hyperlink IF the hyperlinked text is at the end of a line.  Pressing the END key has ZERO effect unless the hyperlinked text is not at the end of the line.  The hyperlink of text at the end of a line extends to all text, whitespace (spacebar), linefeed/carriagereturn (return key) and other characters the user types after the hyperlinked text on that line end.
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