Can't select text using the mouse in text areas

Bug #2106 reported by Björn Tillenius on 2005-09-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Christian Reis

Bug Description

In all the text areas I've tried in Launchpad, like in the one I input this description while filing the bug, I've noticed that I can't select text using the mouse. For example selecting a large block of text in order to delete it easily. I can select text using the shift and arrow keys, though, and I can also select text in single line input fields.

I have seen this problem only on the Launchpad site, for example the text areas when editing the wiki pages don't have this problem.

I have this problem only in Opera, Firefox seems to work fine.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → mpt
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Works for me in Opera 8.5 for Mac. I can't debug this until I have access to Opera for Linux.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: mpt → kiko
Björn Tillenius (bjornt) wrote :

The problem still exists for me in Opera 8.5 for Linux. If you're interested, Ubuntu packages of Opera are available from

Dafydd Harries (daf) wrote :

Matthew, can you reproduce this?

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Accepted
Björn Tillenius (bjornt) wrote :

It's not impossible that it was some bug in Opera (or somehow the bug got fixed). I'm using 9.0 Preview 1 now, and I can select the text in textareas.

Changed in launchpad:
status: Accepted → Rejected
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