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Where is the blinking cursor on reply input box?

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rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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May 6, 2011 1:20 PM

When I click on reply to answer a post, I get the expected input box.   No matter how long I wait, I do not get the blinking cursor that allows me to type in my answer.  I have to use my mouse to click in the input box so I can begin my typing.

 

Have other people observed this?  I am using TenFourFox on Tiger.

 

Robert

iMac G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    May 6, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Hi,


    Same here on 10.5.8 and Firefox 3.6.17

     


    9:25 PM      Friday; May 6, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,670 points)
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    May 6, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Ditto on Chrome 11

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    May 6, 2011 2:07 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Ditto with Safari 5.0.5 and OSX 10.6.7.

     

    Appears to be universal, thus probably intended.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)

    I still can't get used to that not being OS 9.2.2

     


    10:13 PM      Friday; May 6, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)

    Sorry, what's OS 9.2.2????    Wasn't that last century??

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,345 points)
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    May 6, 2011 2:38 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Ditto on Safari 5.0.5, Leopard 10.5.8.

    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.9, Safari 5.0.5
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    May 6, 2011 9:13 PM (in response to babowa)

    babowa wrote:

     

    Sorry, what's OS 9.2.2????    Wasn't that last century??

     

     

    Actually, it was last month.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)

    Ralph Johns (UK) wrote:

     

    I still can't get used to that not being OS 9.2.2

     


    10:13 PM      Friday; May 6, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

     

    I still have OS 9 (9.1, actually) running on my G4 - use it all the time. Still prefer it to OSX. 

     

    Just can't access here (and lots of other websites) anymore with OS 9.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    May 6, 2011 10:01 PM (in response to rccharles)

    rc --

     

    I think we should make this an official suggestion to our Hosts.

    It's a feature we would like returned.

    Right?????

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    May 7, 2011 2:25 AM (in response to rccharles)
    I have to use my mouse to click in the input box so I can begin my typing.

    Just checking, Robert. Can you get the cursor to appear if you use one of the edit controls rather than clicking in the text area? (For example, I can get the cursor if after the box opens I click the B boldy thing instead of clicking in the writing area.)

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,055 points)

    Don Archibald wrote:

     

    babowa wrote:

     

    Sorry, what's OS 9.2.2????    Wasn't that last century??

     

     

    Actually, it was last month.

     

     

    Actually, my favorite was 10.4.11....... but, I generally and sort of try to keep up with things; not necessarily adopting a new OS immediately except when I had to because I bought a new Mac.

     

    Back on topic: The only way I can get the cursor in the text box is to use mouse or trackpad click; if I don't, I get the most unusual results - page jumping elsewhere (literally)  or not being able to either move the quoted text or be able to type above or below it.

  • Tuttle Level 7 Level 7 (28,960 points)
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    May 7, 2011 8:21 AM (in response to rccharles)

    Not really understanding the issue here.

     

    I don't think it's unusual to have to move focus to a text input box. The same thing happens pretty much anywhere javascript is used to reveal a text field. (Have you ever tried to post a comment to the New York Times or Washington Post websites, e.g.?)

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