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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#22795 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

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

Reported by: stephdau's profile stephdau Owned by:
Milestone: 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

Attachments (2)

msie10-editor-links-finger-selection-core-trunk.png (140.5 KB) - added by stephdau 11 years ago.
Finger selection, can't link.
msie10-editor-links-keyboard-selection-core-trunk.png (144.2 KB) - added by stephdau 11 years ago.
Keyboard selection, can link.

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Change History (7)

11 years ago

Finger selection, can't link.

11 years ago

Keyboard selection, can link.

#1 @stephdau
11 years ago

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

#2 @iseulde
9 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Is this still an issue? (This is pre TinyMCE 4.)

#3 @stephdau
9 years ago

I no longer have the device I was using at the time, but I've asked my coworkers to provide feedback here if someone owns a touch-capable Windows 8+ device.

#4 @iseulde
9 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Reported 2 years ago and @stephdau no longer has the device. Windows touch devices are pretty common now so would have expected more reports if it were still an issue.

Please don't hesitate to reopen if it still an issue.

#5 @stephdau
9 years ago

Got a report of it working in MSIE 11, and MSIE 11 emulating MSIE 10. Should be good.

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