Cursor jumps to end of line when typing delete or backspace - by n5662q

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

ID 862400 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 4/27/2014 1:26:50 PM
Access Restriction Public


When using IE9 the backspace and delete keys are not working correctly in the bing search text box after performing a search. The issue is that the cursor jumps to the end of line when backspace or delete is typed. A character is removed as expected, but then the cursor jumps all the way to the right. The problem does not occur when first going to, but occurs after performing a search and then attempting to edit the text in the box. To duplicate the problem:
1)	open
2)	type “find this” in the text box and hit enter
3)	use the mouse to position the cursor somewhere other than right of the s
4)	type backspace

The character to the left of the cursor is removed as expected but the cursor jumps to the right of the s. The delete key has the same issue except that the character to the right of the cursor is removed before the cursor jumps. I am using vista 64 and have all the latest automatic updates installed.

The problem goes away after typing a character in the text box but reappears after another search is performed.
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Posted by Microsoft on 8/20/2014 at 3:20 PM
Hello n5662q,
    Thank you for providing feedback about your experience with Internet Explorer 9, the backspace key and the cursor jumping. We have been able to reproduce the issue as you have described on Windows 7 IE 9.0.8112.16421.

    It does appear this issue has been addressed in the latest version of Internet Explorer Win7 IE 11.0.9600.17239 (KB 2976627). We would encourage you to update to the latest version of Internet Explorer to address this issue. Also we would like to share an article we recently published on our blog [] concerning lifecycle and supportability changes.

        At this time we do not plan on fixing this issue. Your feedback is very important to us, and it helps us improve the quality of Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to address this particular feedback in Internet Explorer 9.

        We continue to welcome more feedback, so please don't hesitate to report other ways that we can improve Internet Explorer.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Eddy McClements on 5/2/2014 at 7:07 AM
I have been experiencing the same issue using IE9 on Win7-64bit. IE version number is 9.0.8112.16421 (though I running the 32-bit IE on 64-bit OS). The problem is exactly as described by n5662q.

Posted by n5662q on 5/1/2014 at 6:26 PM
Attached is a video of the problem. The quality is limited but it shows the cursor jump issue. After placing the cursor with the mouse, backspace was typed.
Posted by n5662q on 4/30/2014 at 9:13 PM
version is 9.0.8112.16421
update version is 9.0.26 (I’m not sure if this is the build number)

Is a dynamic recording option part of Windows? If not a video will be very difficult.
Posted by Microsoft on 4/30/2014 at 11:49 AM

Thank you for providing feedback on Internet Explorer. We are unable to reproduce the issue as described. We do have a few questions that will aid us in our investigation.

1)Can you provide the IE version with build number listed in the Help|About dialogue?
2)Would it be possible for you to provide a video of the issue as you are seeing it?

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team