forum iOS issue - cannot select text

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  1. XTREMO

    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Richard Been meaning to flag this bug for a while. Surprised others haven't mentioned it. On iOS devices its impossible to select text in the post editor. If you grab the opening book-end to try to slide it, it immediately reverts to being 1 character before the closing book-end. If you try to grab the closing book-end, it does one of two things; either it automatically puts the closing book-end at the bottom of the post, thus forcing you to select the entire post, or it highlights the entire post for a second and then the selection book-ends disappear entirely.

    It happens on other XENFORO forums too. You should report it to them. Clearly an issue with their software.

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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I've seen this.
     
  3. dibl0c

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    Me too. Has been shitting me lately.

    @Richard sorry for being slack and not mentioning it.

    @XTREMO I sometimes find it's a zoom issue. If you ensure that you're zoomed out properly you can often reselect the desired text.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Typical apple shite
     
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    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's not limited to the forum
     
  6. XTREMO

    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tried zooming out. makes no diff. totally unable to select text.
     
  7. XTREMO

    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    if it actually works for anyone, i'd be interested to know what ios version and device they're on.

    Doesn't work on my iphone 6, 6s or iPad. I think all on iOS 12.1.1. Haven't updated for last few months due to reported issues.
     
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    I always assumed it was an apple thing, a pain.
     
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    OK well that often appears to work for me. Reset the page render aspect by either double tapping the screen or zooming out.

    It may be an IOS thing. iPhone 8+ on IOS 12.1.4 here.
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Working fine for me. 12.1.4 on a iPhone 6
     
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    I noticed this too. I just zoomed out and it worked fine :thumbs up:
     
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    along with the problem of selecting the whole text when only a few words are intended
    it's the same on another site I frequent that uses Xenforo, and the owners of that forum have logged the issue with the developer
     
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    it's an iOS thing, it seems to be very recent versions of iOS.

    it's been reported on here before as an aside with some other issue.

    It's not limited to forums, but it does manifest with zenforo forums

    It's something to do with the way the 'scope' messes with the underlying html & css classes. Suspect it's related to a particular combo of css and javascript which is why it does occasionally happen elsewhere besides forums - suspect it's a library conflict such as jquery or similar.

    It's waaaaay above my pay grade to be able to rectify

    A fix is either going to come with an iOS update or via a Xenforo update, not me.

    drives me nuts too
     
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    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Issues again since the ios 13.1 update.

    Can't select text. The end marker won't scroll. Does this.

     
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    yep
    not sure it’s the same as the old problem, but equally annoying
    per @Richard comment above, it was fixed for a while