Misbehaving return key

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thirdcrank
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Misbehaving return key

Postby thirdcrank » 29 May 2018, 5:04pm

This is something I would normally assume was down to my incompetence or a quirk in my system, but for the last few days my return key has been misbehaving when I'm posting on the forum. It doesn't happen in other apps which involve typing text. If I type return, nothing happens. If I type return twice, the cursor moves to the start of the next line but as soon as I type any character the cursor jumps to the next line after that, ie where it would normally be after two presses of return.

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Re: Misbehaving return key

Postby 531colin » 26 Aug 2018, 3:09pm

I get something like that....Windows 10.

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Re: Misbehaving return key

Postby admin » 26 Aug 2018, 5:42pm

That's odd. Sounds like a JavaScript problem somewhere.

Does this happen when you're typing just text, or only if you've inserted something like a list or formatted text?

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Re: Misbehaving return key

Postby thirdcrank » 26 Aug 2018, 6:01pm

admin wrote:That's odd. Sounds like a JavaScript problem somewhere.

Does this happen when you're typing just text, or only if you've inserted something like a list or formatted text?


I've tried this out to check, and it doesn't seem to happen if I'm just typing text, but it did with this reply quoting your post. ie The cursor was immedietely after the square bracket ] after /quote and it didn't move after a return key. A second return took it to the next line but beginning to type took it down another line.

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Re: Misbehaving return key

Postby admin » 26 Aug 2018, 6:11pm

OK, that could make sense as the square brackets are meaningful "code" so there might well be JavaScript working when you are typing near them.

Which browser are you using?

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Re: Misbehaving return key

Postby thirdcrank » 26 Aug 2018, 7:38pm

Microsoft Edge - if I've understood this correctly. It's what came installed with Windows 10 on the computer.