If I start the selecting a part of text with Shift+PageUp/PageDown, it manages only when I press the PageUp/PageDown key only 1 time. If I press again, the selection disappears as I should unbend the key Shift, but the key Shift was keeped pressed continuously. I can continue the selection with the 4 cursor keys. If I start the selection with one of the 4 cursor keys, and later I switch to PageUp/Pagedown (while I am keeping pressed the key Shift continuously), the result is the same, as I should unbend the key Shift, the selection disappears.
This error happened in an older version, I do not remember the version number (3.5 or 3.6), and then corrected. The error come back (appeared again).
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: 220.127.116.11 release
Created attachment 88218 [details]
Test of PageDown key
I noticed a behaviour with PageDown key (without any selection) which may be underlying to the present bug case. When I press successive PageDown key on the attachment 88218 [details], I see 2 cases :
- either the press causes both a scroll and a movement of the caret relative to the text,
- or the press causes only a scroll (the caret remains tighten to the same text character, it may be hiden or not, after that).
Now in conjunction with the area selection : Shift + PageDown key causes :
- a visible growing of the selected area,
- a simple scroll without growing of the selected area, its bottom remaining visible,
- a simple scroll and the bottom of the selected area becoming hiden, eventually making the user think that the whole selection has gone.
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Reproduced with master Win & Linux.
NOT reproduced with 3.5 OR 3.6, so regression.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 211c12b9c64facd1c12f637a5229bd6a6feb032a
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-18_01:51:17
Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
Build ID: afb82d3729bda2754d0add08cc6c4dce1dc76d59
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-14_00:05:04
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
Version 22.214.171.124 (Build ID: e183d5b)
*** Bug 90992 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can reproduce this in Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha1+
Build ID: ec7f227f90fbdd0bd17c0b885a832e6408106deb
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-28_12:54:35
I can not reproduce this in Versie: 188.8.131.52
Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16
One important caveat to this issue is that you must go slow - if you rapidly push pg down then it works fine.
In terms of a bibisect - this one is crazy as it appears throughout 44max, but not in 35all...I thought he packages overlapped but maybe there's some range of commits that are not covered?
cc'ing Robinson to get his input - might not be bibisectable.
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisectRequest)
fixed in 4.4.6 / 5.0.4 / 5.1
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 94679 ***