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Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#59978 new defect (bug)

Classic editor cursor control

Reported by: jjb100's profile jjb100 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.4
Component: Editor Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui Cc:


Since WordPress 6.4.1 or one version earlier, when pressing the cursor right or cursor left button in the block editor, the page simultaniously swaps several lines down or up. Most of the times the edited line is swapping out of sight and you are losing orientation on your work.

Change History (2)

#1 @hellofromTonya
7 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch removed

Hello @jjb100,

Welcome to WordPress Core's Trac :)

cursor right or cursor left button in the block editor

I'm unsure of what you mean by "right" and "left" buttons. Are you referring to the buttons on your mouse / track device? Or maybe the up and down icons in the toolbar?

More information will help contributors investigate and reproduce the issue:

  • Frequency: Does it happen all the time? Or is it intermittent?
  • Does it still happen with all plugins are deactivated?
  • Does it happen in a different browser?
  • Can you please share a snapshot of your screen and/or a video showing the issue in action?

The issue likely will need to be reported upstream in the Gutenberg repository, as Gutenberg maintains the editor and its npm packages.

#2 @jjb100
6 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; reporter-feedback removed
  • Summary changed from Block editor cursor control to Classic editor cursor control

Thank you for your reply!

First of all, I have to admit that the problem does not occur in the block editor, but in the classic editor.

The edited text always scrolls up or down "uncontrollably" when I press the "cursor left" or "cursor right" keys on the keyboard. This also happens regardless of the browser used (Firefox, Opera).

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