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Arrow Keys for Cursor Movement Do Not Work Within a Text Input Box for Searching an Index

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This article was previously published under Q257080

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When you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and you type a keyword into a text input box in order to search an index, you may be unable to use the arrow keys to move the cursor in the input box.

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This behavior can occur when the Web page contains a <ISINDEX> tag that is configured to use a style setting "writing-mode:tb-rl".

This is an example of the ISINDEX tag:
<ISINDEX STYLE="writing-mode:tb-rl">

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To work around this behavior, use the mouse to move the cursor, or use the END, HOME, and BACKSPACE keys to move around in the input box.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB257080, kbprogramming, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 257080
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/27/2007
Published on : 1/27/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 298