Facebook jumps up when backspace is pressed while commenting – PiunikaWeb | Hot Mobile Press

New updates will be added at the end of this story…….

Original story (published March 08, 2022) follows:

Facebook is one of the most popular social media networks in the world. Founded in 2004, the platform has more than 2.89 billion monthly active users.

While many might argue that Facebook is losing popularity, the numbers say otherwise. It is the third most visited website in the world, right after Google and YouTube.

But Facebook users are now (1,2,3) reporting an issue where the page jumps up or scrolls when using backspace while commenting.

It looks like the issue only affects those accessing Facebook via web browsers. The bug makes it impossible to comment on long threads as the page immediately navigates up.

Generic solutions like clearing browser cache, disabling extensions, and even resetting browser settings make no difference. Below are some reports from Facebook users who are tired of the backspace button jumping up the page when commenting.

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Strange issue: Edge browser jumps a page (scrolls) on Facebook when typing the first character of a comment or pressing backspace/delete
…effectively hiding the text box, forcing me to scroll back up and try to avoid typos to avoid hitting backspace. It doesn’t happen on my other PC with Edge and it doesn’t happen on Firefox. I’ve tried example textboxes on react tutorial sites and it doesn’t work there, only on facebook. So it’s pretty specific. I suspect extensions, but I’ve already tested whitelisting Facebook in ad blocker, disabling all extensions, and resetting browser settings. I’m wondering if anyone else had this exact problem and has an idea what’s causing it?

When I type comments in Facebook using Chrome or Microsoft Edge and use the backspace key on my keyboard, the entire window jumps up a page so that where I typed is now right at the top of my screen and I’m up has to scroll to see what I’m typing and when I have to use my backspace again it scrolls back up. Does someone else’s Facebook page bounce like that? This only happens on Facebook, by the way.

While Facebook has yet to comment on the matter, we’ve come across a workaround that seems to help some. To do this, you need to press the Shift+Enter combination to break the line before typing the first paragraph.

I have this issue on Edge and Chrome and have seen references to Vivaldi and Opera. I found that if you type a paragraph (shift/enter) first, it doesn’t work.

As always, we’ll keep an eye on the matter and update this article once Facebook fixes the issue, so stay tuned.

Update 1 (April 20)

12:42 p.m. (ACTUAL): A product expert has provided an explanation of this issue along with some possible solutions that may help affected users. You can read the full statement below:


Update 2 (May 26)

10:52 a.m. (ACTUAL): Many users are now (1, 2) reporting an issue where the cursor jumps all over the place when typing on the Facebook website. Additionally, some even report strange typos on the mobile app.

A Google product expert shared a possible workaround for Gboard users. You can try to see if it helps.

keyboard input problem-facebook

Update 3 (June 17)

12:21 p.m. (ACTUAL): One of our readers suggested that changing the zoom setting to 90% fixed this issue for him. Therefore, users can try this as a possible workaround and see if it helps.

Thanks for the tip: Susan Blanton Riner!

Update 4 (July 29)

6:42 p.m. (ACTUAL): One user reports that the problem arose because he changed the operating system’s “Text Size”. Fixed the issue by reverting to the original font size (100%).

You can access the “Text Size Setting” (Windows OS) via the following path:

‘Windows Settings – Ease of Access – Display’

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