Clicking the scrollbar of a textarea clears text selection

Issue #10690034 • Assigned to wptrentri


Jools C.
Jan 27, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
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Steps to reproduce

Possibly related to issue 10689764

Navigate to
Select some text in the text area.
Click either scrollbar.
Your text selection is cleared.


  1. Visit

  2. In the fourth quadrant, scroll down to the bottom of the textarea.

  3. Highlight multiple rows of text at the bottom (screenshot attached).

  4. Scroll up to the top of the textarea.

  5. Click the down arrow on the scrollbar until you reach the bottom of the textarea. You should see that the selection is changed.


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Comments and activity

  • This bug was also present in IE11

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Brad E.” to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Rick J.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Not reproducible”

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Status from “Not reproducible”

    Changed Steps to Reproduce

    Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Bogdan B.”

    Changed Status to “Won’t fix”

  • Is there any more info on this? E.g. a reason for why you “won’t fix”

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status from “Won’t fix”

  • Reactivating auto-resolved valid bugs reported by web dev community. Those were not expected to be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience!

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “wptrentri”

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