Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#6858 closed bug (notabug)

handling for cursor position

Reported by: g3n3r1c Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.autocomplete Version: 1.8.7
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


We recently got the problem, that IE8 will set cursor position to end in autocomplete input field after click on data item. (UI 1.8.7) and it is not possible to see the begin of text.
So we wrote a function to set cursor position to start after clicked on data item.

new function(jQuery) {
  jQuery.fn.setCursorPosition = function(pos) {
    if (jQuery(this).get(0).setSelectionRange) {
      jQuery(this).get(0).setSelectionRange(pos, pos);
    } else if (jQuery(this).get(0).createTextRange) {
      var range = jQuery(this).get(0).createTextRange();
      range.moveEnd('character', pos);
      range.moveStart('character', pos);;

to use with autocomplete:
 select: function(event, ui) {

  /* IE8 set cursor position to begin when click data item */
                    jQuery("pam").focus(function() {


The problem is: Some need it at the end, some need it at begin.

To Solve: Write an boolean option f.ex. 'cursorToStart: true,' that sets the cursor to begin of input or if false to the end.

                source : "url/acsearch",
              minLength: 2,
                   html: true,
                  delay: 1,
          cursorToStart: true

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by g3n3r1c

It is a opposite of this bug:

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Scott González

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This is not a bug, it's a feature request. We also don't want to support this. Feel free to create an extension for this.

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