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Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#44980 new defect (bug)

When using a mobile browser (iOS 12) and the Visual Editor you won’t be able to properly select/highlight text

Reported by: Geost Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.8
Component: Editor Keywords: needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Hi folks!

I was able to reproduce this issue by using the latest version of WordPress.org and also on a WordPress.com site.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site using a browser (Safari or Chrome) on any device with iOS 12.
  2. Edit or create a post/page with text on it using the Visual Editor
  3. Select/highlight any word. Then try to highlight the next or previous word.

What happens

It won't let you highlight what you want. Instead, it will highlight all the paragraph or nothing.
Here's a video:

http://cld.wthms.co/NwMb1X

(You will notice this only happens with the Visual Editor and not the Text Editor)

What I expected

To be able to highlight the text as in the Text Editor


Devices where I was able to replicate this:
iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 (A1567)

OS:
iOS 12.0

Browser:
Safari & Chrome

Change History (5)

#1 @mukesh27
15 months ago

  • Focuses accessibility administration added
  • Keywords needs-testing added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


14 months ago

#3 in reply to: ↑ description @pwtk
14 months ago

Replying to Geost:

Hi folks!

I was able to reproduce this issue by using the latest version of WordPress.org and also on a WordPress.com site.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site using a browser (Safari or Chrome) on any device with iOS 12.
  2. Edit or create a post/page with text on it using the Visual Editor
  3. Select/highlight any word. Then try to highlight the next or previous word.

What happens

It won't let you highlight what you want. Instead, it will highlight all the paragraph or nothing.
Here's a video:

http://cld.wthms.co/NwMb1X

(You will notice this only happens with the Visual Editor and not the Text Editor)

What I expected

To be able to highlight the text as in the Text Editor


Devices where I was able to replicate this:
iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 (A1567)

OS:
iOS 12.0

Browser:
Safari & Chrome

I was able to reproduce on iOS 12.0.1 using an iPhone 7 Plus.

#4 @afercia
11 months ago

  • Focuses accessibility administration removed

I've tested on Android / Chrome and I was able to select text so this seems something specific to iOS. Now that the new Block Editor is out, it's definitely up to the Editor's team to evaluate support for the Classic Editor. Cc @azaozz

#5 @mmallett
10 months ago

Yup, I can confirm this problem. It’s huge. I can’t edit my text on in iPad or iPhone!!

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