Firefox Oddity

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Infrared, May 17, 2008.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    The cursor looks like a lower case 't':

    thingy.png

    FF has been doing this for ages, going back to at least FF 2.0.x.
    It always happens in the Google News page search fields, but
    not in most other text entry fields. Safari doesn't do it either.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    strange, Mine is fine

    are you using leopard, or tiger?
     

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  3. reubs macrumors 68000

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    On Google News UK I have the same cursor bug, but on other fields it looks normal.
     
  4. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Leopard, but it used to be there in Tiger too,
    and on a different machine also.

    It's only a tiny little thing, like a grain of sand
    being pushed around by the cursor. Perfection
    demands that even the smallest grain of sand
    be eliminated! :)

    ps

    Are you sure that's the news page you're looking
    at?
     
  5. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    I have that too.

    I never noticed it until you mentioned it.

    Now I wanna get rid of it =(
     
  6. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same thing too. Very odd! I wonder what's causing it. It only shows up at Google News, nowhere else as of yet.
     
  7. Wicker macrumors regular

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    Never noticed that before... it's there on the Windows computer I'm on at the moment...:confused:
     
  8. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Aha! I was half-sure I'd seen it under Windows, too.

    Well, that is curious.
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    maybe file a bug report, I will do later when I try google news UK. or whoever would like to report.

    I think of no reason why it should be so.. indeed strange.
     
  10. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    It doesn't happen always, even on the same sites doing the same things...

    And it also happens in Camino:

    _Skjermbilde 2.jpg
     
  12. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Ok, this is possibly not a bug at all:

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=434304

    Lai Liu: "What you are seeing is the bidi cursor, and if your
    system supports RTL input, then what you see is normal."

    In other words: Not all languages are written left-to-right
    like English. The little smudge shows the writing direction.

    Or that's my understanding of it.
     

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