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[Bug 1385314] Re: Text select in URL bar doesn't respect mouse select up, or down


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** Bug watch added: code.google.com/p/chromium/issues #426976

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  Text select in URL bar doesn't respect mouse select up, or down

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Bug description:
  This is a weird one to describe.  Generally, when selecting text with
  a mouse, you click where you want to click.  Then if you drag the
  mouse up, the text to the left (in left-to-right language) gets
  selected up until the point of the cursor on the line(s) above.  The
  opposite happens when you click and drag down, text to the right
  becomes selected until the cursor on the lines below.  I have attached
  a video of the URL bar difference between Firefox, and Chromium
  wherein the former, you select mid URL and can drag up to select all
  text to the left, and down to select all text right.  Chromium as of
  14.04 has been acting different, wherein, the text is selected only as
  far left, or right the curser is dragged, totally ignoring the
  vertical motion.

  Expected Behavior:
  I would expect the URL bar in Chromium to adhere more strictly to the common practice of selecting until end of line when mouse cursor is moved vertically in the correct direction.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: chromium-browser 37.0.2062.94-0ubuntu1~pkg1065
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-23.31-generic 3.16.4
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-23-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Fri Oct 24 10:26:47 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-08-29 (55 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: chromium-browser
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-10-24 (0 days ago)
  modified.conffile..etc.default.chromium.browser: [deleted]

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