Text in input fields sometimes enters backwards



  • I noticed that when I erase some text in a one line text input field, when I try to type in different text it goes in right to left. I can't actually backspace text when this happens, I have to actually use the Delete key instead and carefully enter the text in reverse order. I don't know what causes this and it only happens in Vivaldi. If this is an option I can't find it to turn it off.


  • Moderator

    Accidentally typed strange shortcuts?
    If you are in a text field which has the incorrect writing direction, use context menu and switch back to Left to Right.

    I can not see where a textfield reacts to Backspace as like Go Back in History.
    That was fixed months or longer ago.

    Where does this happen with which Vivialdi version?



  • I discovereed what causes this and I'm positive its a bug. this is the latest stable version

    If you click and drag across a text field from the right to the left to select all text so you can delete it, any new text you enter will go in backwards, but the cursor stays on the left edge. So you can't backspace because there's no text on the left of the cursor. This happens until you click outside the text box.

    Also while I was writing this post Vivaldi just suddenly closed without any warning or error message. This only happens on the latest version too. How can I rollback to the last version?


  • Moderator

    @cpd Are you using any extensions?



  • It happens even in private browsing without any extensions active.


  • Moderator

    @cpd I can't seem to find any way I can reproduce it here. All of my text entry is as expected, irrespective of conditions or prior actions.


  • Moderator

    @cpd Have you applied any extensions or non-standard settings to your desktop environment?



  • I'm having the same issue with this backward typing. I don't know how to turn it off. What I think works is to use control and insert keys or control backspace, (I can't remember which at the moment), but it would stop it for bit. Then, when I go back to entering text, it would have this annoying behavior again.

    Most time this happens when I am entering text in a search window. If I cannot get a resolution, I will be forced to put this browser away till it is.


  • Moderator

    You should report this to Vivaldi bugtracker. May be this issue is a bug.
    Please read how to Report a bug for Vivaldi carefully and then report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

    Can you, suffering from this "backwards writing issue", make a screen recording, reply to the bug report mail you received and add the screen recording as a attachment?
    May be we can reproduce it.



  • @Ayespy @LonM gave a recipe here

    I can reproduce it quite easily.



  • @Gwen-Dragon said in Text in input fields sometimes enters backwards:

    You should report this to Vivaldi bugtracker. May be this issue is a bug.
    Please read how to Report a bug for Vivaldi carefully and then report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

    Can you, suffering from this "backwards writing issue", make a screen recording, reply to the bug report mail you received and add the screen recording as a attachment?
    May be we can reproduce it.

    I think I can. Thanks for the response.


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    @Jazhawk I saw a bug report and confirmed in bugtracker that it happens for me too.



  • I have the exact same problem since the 1420.4 snapshot (I guess)

    Here a gif of a 100% reproducible behavior.

    https://i.imgur.com/YODqAxE.gifv

    I also tried it in private browsing mode with the same result. I also experienced some randoms crashes now from time to time. Just 10mins ago from typing this one of those crashes happened where Vivaldi just closed without any crashreport whatsoever.

    Tell me where the crash log is and I will send it in.

    I also made a bug report. I think it has the number: VB-48357


  • Moderator

    @Diesmo said in Text in input fields sometimes enters backwards:

    VB-48357

    Thanks, for your report.
    FYI; related master bug: VB-48283 "Text shown in reverse order after drag&drop"


 

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