Cannot select result text (answer) in new Google calculator

RESOLVED INVALID

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Core
Selection
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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Adam Guthrie, Unassigned)

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Windows 7
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Description

6 years ago
Google recently added a new calculator widget that appears on the results page if you search for terms that can be calculated.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Go to http://www.google.com/ and search 1+1=
2. Try to select "2" in the result area either by double clicking or click-dragging

Results:

Text cannot be selected. 

Expected results:

Text is selected and can be copied, etc.

Additional notes:

This works in Chrome.
confirming with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0 SeaMonkey/2.14a1
Build identifier: 20120730003010
Component: Graphics: Text → Selection

Comment 2

6 years ago
can also select the text correctly in IE9
The page is using the non-standard -moz-user-select property, so this might well just be an evangelism issue.  A minimal testcase is:

  <span style="-moz-user-select: text; float: left">2</span>

Ehsan, is that supposed to work, or is this a Google bug?
Er, wait.  That's not quite right.  Digging more.
Actual minimal testcase:

  <div style="-moz-user-select: none">
    <span style="-moz-user-select: text;">2</span>
  </div>

I believe -moz-user-select:none in fact overrides any -moz-user-select values on kids, so this is working as designed...
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Comment 6

6 years ago
Thanks, Boris. There is some related discussion in bug 648624 that agrees with your assessment and suggests using -moz-user-select: -moz-none on the parent, which would allow the children to override it.

If I get time, I'll try and find somewhere I can complain to Google about this.

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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 8

6 years ago
Thanks. I just posted a reply on the Google Product Forums, where it appears a Google employee is looking into this: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!searchin/websearch/calculator/websearch/3ue0BkpRkbw/c5-9b76D9KIJ.
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