If I long tap to make a selection and leave my finger there until I see the selection happen the selection will dismiss as soon as I lift my finger and copy the text to the key board. After some practice I learned how to hold my finger down long enough to register a long press but not long enough to copy the text. But this is still awful.
This used to work after bug 661388 was fixed. I suspect this is a regression from bug 667243. Might be good to get a regression range.
I was able to reproduce this issue on Build id : Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:9.0a1)Gecko/20110825 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1 Device: HTC Desire OS: Android 2.2 using this steps: 1. Long tap on a word to perform a text selection 2. Without dismissing the previously text selection long tap on another word Actual: The second selection is performed, but when lifting the finger, the selection is dismissed and the text is copied to clipboard. Note: The first text selection is performed correctly.
This issue doesn't occur on: Build id : Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:9.0a1)Gecko/20110821 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1 http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/6dc468c41136 but it occurs on: Build id : Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:9.0a1)Gecko/20110822 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1 http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/33e4aa663bba Possible range: http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/pushloghtml?fromchange=6dc468c41136&tochange=33e4aa663bba
Build ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:9.0a 1)Gecko/20110922 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1 SO: Android 3.1 Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 I cannot reproduce this bug.
This is not reproducible on Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:10.0a1)Gecko/20111006 Firefox/10.0a1 Fennec/10.0a1 Device: HTC Desire OS: Android 2.2