Selection gets stuck in a contentEditable element when done by mouse

Confirmed Issue #11746000 • Assigned to Grisha L.


Piotr K.
Apr 21, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Go e.g. to
  2. Try making a selection (using your mouse) which:
  • starts in one of the list items
  • and which spans outside the list

As you’ll see – the selection can’t leave the list. See the attached screenshot.

The expected behaviour is that the focus point of the selection follows the caret.

Unfortunately, I can’t reproduce this on a bare contentEditable element. However, I was able to reproduce it on CKEditor 4 and its complete rewrite CKEditor 5 (they share no code) which means that there’s some trigger but it’s very unlikely to be CKEditor’s bug.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Grisha L.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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