What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 128 Stack Exchange communities.

Using IE9 on Windows 7 when I type a comment or an answer that exceeds the available vertical size of the editing control (so there is a vertical scroll bar) the arrow keys stop working properly: the up arrow moves only one or two lines up and then stops, the right arrow moves up to that same line and then keeps cycling there.

To reproduce it for the comments: create a new comment and paste the following text into it:

First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth. First second third fourth.

The caret is after the last . - and the up arrow cannot move to the first line, it stops after a couple of lines (or zero sometimes).

UPDATE

It is not a StackOverflow bug - I had the same problem on another Web site - it is something weird related to my system. I'll try to understand what's causing the problem and post it here as an answer.

share|improve this question
    
I can't reproduce this, at least for the answer textarea. –  Asad Dec 29 '12 at 3:46
    
@Asad: thanks for checking. I don't have it all the time, I added a sequence to reproduce it - see if that helps. –  MiMo Dec 29 '12 at 15:49
    
I'll status-norepro this in the meantime since you've determined it to be something else, but I haven't closed it so you can still post your findings later. Thanks for the follow-up! –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 10 '13 at 18:08
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn: thanks! I did not know about that tag... –  MiMo Jan 11 '13 at 13:02
    
It's a tag that only moderators and employees can use :) (The same goes for all other red tags.) –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 11 '13 at 13:07
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .