When you drag in the URL bar, text is selected. This is good. Often, I attempt to chop off the end of a URL. I drag from the centre to the end in a flowing motion. As I release the mouse button, I might stray out of the box upwards slightly. I then quickly hit Del or Backspace and Enter, to go to the truncated URL. What, in fact, happens is that the selection reverses itself, I lose the initial part of the URL, and I get a Netscape search page on the bit I wanted to delete (because it's not a valid URL). I then have to go Back and try it again. This is most frustrating. If I am far over to the right, making a selection in a single line text field, it's madness that moving up slightly (or down, in the other case - it does the wrong thing the other way too) should affect the selection. Bug 19191 may be related, along with the pref browser.drag_out_of_frame_style . Gerv
above the url bar selects to the beginning, down selects to the end. I believe this was done on purpose. On windows this is not the case, but on unix/mac I think it is. marking this as wontfix
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
mjudge: the fact that it was done on purpose does not necessarily make it the right thing to do :-) Who was responsible for that decision? Why can we not have the current Windows behaviour across all platforms? It seems far more sensible. Gerv
mjudge: You are right. Windows does the right thing, but Unix (and, presumably, Mac) do not. Could you point me at the spec which defines this behaviour, or tell me who decided it should be this way? Gerv
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