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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#22795 new defect (bug)

TinyMCE does not recognize finger selections in WIndows 8 / MSIE 10

Reported by: stephdau Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: TinyMCE Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


MSIE 10 (and/or Windows 8) seems to treat finger selection and mouse/keyboard selections differently. A symptom of this can been seen in the attached screenshots, when selecting text in visual mode with one's fingers vs a keyboard or standard mouse.

When selected via iOS style gestures, TinyMCE does not recognize the text as selected, and therefore does not let the user insert a link (note how the link tool is disabled). When selected via the mouse or kb, all is well. Everything also works fine with touch, mouse and kb when in text mode, pointing to an issue in TinyMCE.

Screenshots were taken while running core trunk, r23108

This might be affecting more versions of MSIE, or different contexts.
We've recently seen similar reports from users on WordPress.com.

Attachments (2)

msie10-editor-links-finger-selection-core-trunk.png (140.5 KB) - added by stephdau 17 months ago.
Finger selection, can't link.
msie10-editor-links-keyboard-selection-core-trunk.png (144.2 KB) - added by stephdau 17 months ago.
Keyboard selection, can link.

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Change History (3)

stephdau17 months ago

Finger selection, can't link.

stephdau17 months ago

Keyboard selection, can link.

comment:1 stephdau17 months ago

Clarification: " similar reports from users on WordPress.com": TinyMCE issues with not being able to use the link tool when selecting in MSIE 10, not in Windows 8.

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