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Highlighting text on TinyMCE visual editor not working iOS 12 Safari (WordPress.com) #4579
Do you want to request a feature or report a bug?
What is the current behavior?
Highlighting text in a TinyMCE visual text box doesn't work as intended on iOS 12 - highlight a word then try to extend selection either side of the word
If the current behavior is a bug, please provide the steps to reproduce and if possible a minimal demo of the problem via fiddle.tinymce.com or similar.
What is the expected behavior?
Can extend selection word by word
Which versions of TinyMCE, and which browser / OS are affected by this issue? Did this work in previous versions of TinyMCE?
This is impacting the WordPress.com Calypso project Automattic/wp-calypso#27399
We use the latest version of TinyMCE 4.8.3
referenced this issue
Sep 26, 2018
Hello, we are getting the same behaviour on the aforementioned devices and it´s a real pain because it makes the editing of text on ios devices virtually impossible.
Could anyone from TinyMCE (@spocke - maybe you could push this to the right person?) please give us a timeline on this bug and how/if/when it will be fixed?
Thanks alot for your time.
Thank you for the report. I was able to replicate the issue and it seems to be a bug in iOS 12.x and above. Selection is broken in contentEditable and not specifically TinyMCE.
We have reported the bug to Apple and are waiting on their response. I have also logged an issue internally for us to work on a fix in the meanwhile.