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rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

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 (71,146 points)

    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 (19,110 points)

    Ditto on Chrome 11

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)

    Ditto with Safari 5.0.5 and OSX 10.6.7.

     

    Appears to be universal, thus probably intended.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,146 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 (29,960 points)

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

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,770 points)

    Ditto on Safari 5.0.5, Leopard 10.5.8.

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    Well, every other input box I have seen puts in the cursor.

     

    I guess it's another instance of:

     

    Think Different!

     

    Robert

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 points)

    babowa wrote:

     

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

     

     

     

    Actually, it was last month.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 (101,340 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 (31,425 points)

    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 (72,060 points)
    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 (29,960 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 (29,470 points)

    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.?)

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    I did find this way of getting the cursor in the text field:

    click on html

    type a letter

    click on use regular editor

    cursor appears in text field

    delete letter.  You need some text for the cursor to be placed.

     

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    While not typical protocol, my understanding is that Apple is watching this forum for comments on the new discussion groups.

     

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    > The same thing happens pretty much anywhere javascript is used to reveal a text field.

     

    Tuttle, I cannot resist, sorry.

     

    I do not care whether they use javascript or tiddlywinks.  It's up to the developer to use the appropriate tools to produce a  workable GUI.

     

    >(Have you ever tried to post a comment to the New York Times or Washington Post websites, e.g.?)

    I can't help it if they employee poor programmers.  If I recall correctly from my JavaScript programming days, there is a control you use to place the cursor in a field.  I used the beta version of Yahoo mail just now, it puts the cursor in the input box when I did a reply to a message.

     

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    The forum software seems to be running faster today.  This is very good news if it continues.

     

    Robert

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