Twitter emoji cause consistent unpredictable behavior when posting
I've updated to the latest version of Firefox (75.0 64 bit, according to the help menu), and cleared my cache, but keep encountering the same error in Twitter.
When entering a post, if I add an emoji, the text entry interface stops acting in a predictable way. I can't consistently select my place within the post, sometimes I can't add content, I usually can't remove content (although sometimes I can, and sometimes removing the emoji fixes the issue, sometimes not), sometimes if I try to type or click on the text entry area, it pastes random sections of the post back in random places, even though I have not copied those sections to my clipboard. I cannot intentionally copy or paste. I can still interact with things outside the text entry box (to close said box, for example).
Other browsers have no difficulty with Twitter's web interface, but I can consistently reproduce this error every time I try in Firefox. My only add-ons are 1Password, uBlock Origins, and Facebook Container.
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I just tried to add an emoji, and didn't, and that subsequently caused the same errors I get with emoji! So apparently it isn't the presence of the symbol, it's just something to do with the emoji menu pop-up.
I am guessing this is bug 1625475: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1625475
Not clear if that is a draftJS bug, Firefox bug or twitter bug.
Hopefully Mozilla engineers or twitter engineers or draftJS engineers will fix it soon.
Thanks Roland. That sounds like it's probably the exact same problem... the symptoms they describe are common errors I receive. He doesn't describe the weird cut-and-paste phenomenon, or that occasionally deleting an emoji (if one was added) causes the errors to stop, but the rest is dead-on. Fingers-crossed that they are already on their way to a fix. :)
I have the same problem with emojis in Twitter and Facebook and it's really annoying