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#8081 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened January 28, 2011 10:18AM UTC

Closed January 28, 2011 12:38PM UTC

Last modified January 29, 2011 11:17AM UTC

Change event doesn't fire on select if you use combination of keyboard and mouse

Reported by: nikkilocke Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: event Version: 1.5rc1
Keywords: Cc: temp01
Blocked by: Blocking:

Example at

If you focus to a select, then use the arrow keys to select a different value, then without tabbing off the select use the mouse to drop down the field and choose the same (new) value, the change event will not be fired. Even if you tab off the select.

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Changed January 28, 2011 10:20AM UTC by nikkilocke comment:1

Example reproduced at, if you prefer it there.

Changed January 28, 2011 12:38PM UTC by jitter comment:2

cc: → tempo1
component: unfiledevent
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project by writing a bug report and providing a test case!

I can't seem to reproduce this in any browser but Chrome. So this is actually a Chrome bug and not a jQuery bug and you should report it on the Chrome bug tracker. test case which reproduces this with out jQuery included.

This also can't be worked around in a trivial fashion. Furthermore I suggest that you further compare the behavior of different browsers for this. e.g. Opera triggers the change event for every value you select with the arrow keys not only when "tabbing out".

Relying on events like change is though and always prone to errors as the behavior slightly differs from browser to browser and even from platform to platform (hint: mac).

Unless you can yourself provide a clear fix which doesn't introduce unnecessary overhead this won't be fixed.

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Changed January 28, 2011 12:39PM UTC by jitter comment:3

cc: tempo1temp01

Changed January 29, 2011 11:03AM UTC by temp01 comment:4

This is an old and known webkit issue and affects more than just change event (the item doesn't update in UI either). See

Changed January 29, 2011 11:17AM UTC by temp01 comment:5

The UI updating issue doesn't happen with the repro steps here (using arrow keys then mouse) but I'm *guessing* that the root issue is the same as in the bug I pointed out in previous comment.