Browser issue  Removing formatting leaves text painted


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This happens in quick reply.

I paste formatted text, select it and use the "Remove formatting" button. Now the formatting is gone but the text won't get unselected (using Firefox). You can see the cursor and "cursor holes" below. Typing or truly selecting text makes it normal, but clicking does not.

Formatting bug.png


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Works fine for me with Firefox as well. However, things like this are effectively always down to internal rendering issues. There's generally not a lot that can be done.


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Works fine for me in IE too, but I have reproduced this on 3 computers and Firefox. Oh well, just one more reason not to like WYSIWYG.

Luke F

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Could easily be worked around by selecting a random piece of text and then returning to the previous selection when a user clears the formatting.