Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#6855 closed Bug (fixed)

Keyboard word selection has stopped working in Firefox.

Reported by: O Same Sama Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Project : MediaWiki+FCKeditor Version: FCKeditor 2.6.6
Keywords: Firefox Cc:


In most text editors, Ctrl+Shift+Left and Ctrl+Shift+Right are commonly used keystrokes to select one or multiple words at a time. This keystroke used to work correctly in the latest version of MediaWiki+FCKeditor. However, it appears that an update to the latest version of Firefox for Windows (3.6.13) has broken this functionality.

Word selection still works properly in IE and in the latest Ubuntu Linux release of Firefox.

I have observed this problem on several web sites using MediaWiki+FCKeditor, including both sites I own and sites I don't own, including the MediaWiki+FCKeditor "sandbox", by using several browsers on several computers.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Garry Yao

Keywords: Firefox added; select word ctrl shift arrow right left removed
Status: newconfirmed

Confirmed in FF 3.6.13/Win, WFM though with FF4.0b.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by O Same Sama

I think I just uncovered an important piece of evidence.

There appears to be an unhealthy interaction between Firebug 1.6.0 and MediaWiki+FCKeditor. Disabling Firebug seems to resolve the issue.

So this may not be an FCKeditor bug after all. It may be entirely a Firebug issue. However, there are quite a few Firefox installations out there with Firebug, and unwitting users will never know that it's Firebug's fault. It might be worthwhile to update FCKeditor to circumvent Firebug's hostility.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by O Same Sama

Resolution: fixed
Status: confirmedclosed

It appears that the developers of Firebug have recognized the problem in Firebug 1.6.0 and have fixed it in Firebug 1.6.1. So if you disable or upgrade Firebug, this problem goes away. CKEditor need not be fixed.

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