Build: 2001011912, Mac OS 9.0 To reproduce: * In any HTML text form control, or XP Toolkit textfield, or editor (e.g. message composition window), enter some text. * Select all the text (e.g. by typing Command+A). What should happen: * The whole of the lines containing the selected text should be highlighted with the selection color. What actually happens: * Just the characters in the text are highlighted. This bug is most clearly visible in textareas and Composer -- if you select a line which contains only a line break, there is no visual indication that you have selected the line at all.
Assignee: beppe → mjudge
Component: Editor → Selection
QA Contact: sujay → blakeross
Matthew--I think this is a duplicate of bug #46784. If not, please reopen. (Note: #46784 isn't intended to be specific to textareas; it should apply to all editors) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46784 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
OS: Mac System 8.5 → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.8
Well, this bug is pp for Ma OS, and bug 46784 is on Windows. Both bugs solve the problem of not being able to see a selected line, but they solve it in different ways on different OSes. A carriage return should be treated as an invisible character which is the same width as a space character (but which does not affect the width of a line for wrapping purposes). When this character is selected on Windows, it should be highlighted (this is how native apps, other than Internet Explorer, behave). When it is selected on Mac OS, however, the entire line should be highlighted. You can see the difference by typing a few characters in a native text field on either OS, and then selecting all the characters; on Windows, the characters will be highlighted, whereas on Mac OS the entire field will be highlighted. So this is a dup only if you want to cover both implementations in bug 46784 at once.
OS: All → Mac System 8.5
Hardware: All → Macintosh
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