mousedown preventDefault when an input is focussed sets caret to the beginning of the document

Confirmed Issue #5498341 • Assigned to Amit J.


Nov 19, 2015
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Repro Steps:


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  1. Select the input field by touching it.

  2. Touch the text below the input field.

  3. The caret is now in a wrong position.

  4. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter text.

Expected Results:


By calling event.preventDefault() in a mousedown handler, I expect that the element that received the event will not be focussed.

The focus as well as the caret should thus stay on the element that was focussed before.

Actual Results:


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

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      Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Amit J.” to “Grisha L.”

      Changed Status to “Not reproducible”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Status from “Not reproducible”

      Changed Assigned To from “Grisha L.” to “Amit J.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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