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Browser Issue Shift+Click text selection in IE 11

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by W1zzard, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    When using shift+click to create a text selection that selects text in front of the cursor, all text after the cursor until the end gets selected instead.

    • Put cursor in the middle of some text in plain text editor.
    • Shift+click at a piece of text _before_ the current cursor position.

    Sometimes it happens for forward selecting too.

    Seems to be an IE11 bug with textarea.

    Quick test on IE9 in a virtual machine works ok.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    What version of XenForo are you running?
  3. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    Whatever the forum here is running. Tested while writing my post here.

    Also observed on my own 1.2.3 installaiton
  4. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That appears to just be a decision IE11 has taken to expand to word boundaries when selecting across a word boundary. You'll see the behavior is different if you select only within a word.

    This is a browser-level decision really.

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