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Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#40062 new defect (bug)

Losing Cursor Position While Editing

Reported by: ChuckC3 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7.3
Component: Editor Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


It is common practice when editing some content within an application to simply put your cursor on where you want to insert some new or revised text and start typing. When you attempt to do this in Wordpress, sometimes the cursor jumps to the end of the document and you lose the position of where you were editing. To reproduce this problem:

  • Open a Wordpress post
  • Position the cursor somewhere in the post
  • Start typing to insert some text
  • The cursor will jump to the end of the post, the text will go in there instead of where the cursor was positioned, and you will need to go back and find the original position where you intended to inserr the text

Change History (2)

#1 @knutsp
13 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

As this is exactly what I doing a lot - editing text at a specific point by placing the cursor - and I don't have this problem.

I therefore suspect there are some third party script interacting with your editing. Have you tried this on a fresh install with no active plugins and a default theme? Have you tried with another browser or device?

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
13 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

Hi @ChuckC3, welcome to WordPress Trac!

Does this happen in Visual or Text editor mode?

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