For some weeks when typing text such as this, if I want to move the cursor (for example to go back a few characters to correct a typo) I always used the arrow keys on the keyboard and the cursor moved as expected.
On sites such as PCA this doesn't work for some reason. If I tap the "back arrow" key say 5 times the insertion point does indeed move back but there is no visible indication of where it actually is. The actual cursor remains at the end of the text just typed. The only sure way to move the cursor to a known point is with the mouse and a left click but even then the actual visible cursor remains at the end of the text.
PCA isn't the only site that does this, there are one or two others that I use that do similar. I have tried using compatability view and that made no difference and have also tried this on a new Vista instal and that was the same.
This gets stranger. Thought I would just try it again and it failed, same as before but investigating a bit more I find the following.
If I click the empty "reply to this topic" message box first I get a steady unblinking cursor. Move the mouse pointer out of the message box and this "text insertion point cursor" dissapears. Move the mouse point back into the box and it reappears. Original complaint of no navigation by arrow keys is present if I type.
If I left click the empty left hand margin before clicking in the message box it seems to work correctly every time. I get a blinking cursor in the message box that both remains and is navigable no matter where the mouse is.
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