I have noticed something similar, basically all editing I want to do must be done manually, e.g. I need to actually type the brackets around URLs to create links here (marking something and then inserting the link using the editor box’s Hyperlink “button” remains without result) etc. In my case I think it’s an outdated version of Firefox – the editor window still has full functionality when I use the forum via Opera.
Thanks Urs. For me it’s variable, sometimes it works and sometimes not. However Firefox is up to date. I’ll try with a different browser but I’d much rather use Ffx. One acquires habits.
For the preview, if I re-open the post to edit, I (maybe always, maybe just sometimes ?) see the preview, AND the “Insert hyperlink” function works at the same time. But if this means that I have to publish posts that are only half-written …
Yes, very probably a JS bug and in view of my remarks just above I suspect Discourse rather than Ffx but I’d have to do more work to substantiate that. I’ll post back if I can get any details.
No preview using Edge either.
The lengths I go to … !
… but shown when editing. Looks pretty systematic to me, and not just Ffx.
Additional info about “Insert hyperlink”: when initially writing, Ctrl+K (Windows) opens the dialogue but I notice that the “optional title” field is not populated with the selected text destined to anchor the link.
When editing the post, the field is populated and the dialogue can be validated.
And both problems occur only when replying to a specific post. They do not seem to happen when using the blue “Reply” button at the bottom of the topic.
Additional info, probably relevant: I have not encountered any of these issues when on the /e/ community forum – which I think runs on the Discourse default theme, not a custom theme like here. Probably a ray of hope for my antique computer.
Did you already check for reports on https://meta.discourse.org ? You might even ask there…
Which theme are you using?
Did you check if problem persists in Discourse safe mode (https://forum.fairphone.com/safe-mode)?
Well, don’t know if it’s good news or bad news. If it’s not reproducible in safe mode it will probably not be accepted as bug in Discourse meta.
If it can be reproduced in all themes I might open a ticket with our admins.