Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#7895 confirmed Bug

Using the enter key after a placeholder value

Reported by: jwc Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version: 3.5
Keywords: IE Cc:


The enter key does not work when the cursor is directly after a placeholder. The ForceEnter setting does not alter this behavior.

To reproduce the issue, just open the placeholder Sample,, position the cursor right after the closing brace of the placeholder, and press the enter key. A new line will not be created.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Jakub Ś

Keywords: IE added; placeholder enter key removed
Status: newconfirmed

Hasn't worked in all versions of IE from CKEditor 3.5

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by classaxe

A fix for this issue would be a huge priority for me -

I'm wanting to upgrade all my sites from fckeditor 2.5.b to the latest 3.6 build as it fixes more issues than it causes, but right now the inability for anyone using IE to place ANYTHING after a placeholder is a total show-stopper.

I have noticed that the fix for a similar issue for inserting text after an HR element was to insert an (unwanted and unasked for) paragraph containing a single non-breaking-space after it the moment it is inserted - that would mess things up very bady if that was the best suggestion that could be made to solve this issue.

Please take this as my vote to have this bug addressed as quickly as possible!


Martin Francis <><

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by classaxe

Update on which versions of IE are affected: (tested on XP and Windows 7)

IE8 in IE8 browser mode - broken, IE7 browser mode - works

IE9 in IE8 or IE9 browser mode - broken, IE7 browser mode - works

IE10 platform preview (10.0.1000.16394) in any browser mode (including IE8 and 9) - works

This may provide a clue for someone very clever perhaps?


Martin Francis <><

Last edited 13 years ago by classaxe (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by eoneill

This is also a huge issue for us. Nothing new to add except that a fix is needed. Workaround of clicking next to the placeholder, then typing a space, then enter, works. Not acceptable for end users though. We are on version:'3.5.3',revision:'6655'

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Piotrek Koszuliński

Still reproducible on IE8 on 4.3, but it works fine on IE9+. I think that selection is incorrectly moved by IE8 or us inside the non-editable element and because of that enter stops working. This may be related to #11242, where the end of selection is also placed inside the non-editable element.

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