in Safari (at least) when i hit reply, the edit field loses focus after a split-seocnd, if i then type a few chars, it navigates away:
Safari for iOS you mean? I can’t repro this in Edge, Firefox or Chrome on Windows.
Safari on Mac. macOS 10.13.5, Safari 11.1.2 (ie latest release versions)
Can you repro this here @HAWK?
Very strange. I am not able to repro here on Meta using the same version of Safari on Mac OS.
Things I am noticing in the screen recording that might be worth noting as this gets sorted:
The composer first pops up as a reply composer, pauses, then changes into a new topic composer.
As soon as it switches to the new topic composer, the post that was originally targeted for the reply is given a highlight as if the j/k keyboard shortcuts were used.
Ok I was able to repro… Double click the Reply button, then press the j key followed by the c key.
Nope, not on Safari 12 doing a normal reply.
I can if I follow @tshenry’s repro steps…
That happens because I type while focus is lost, so my keystrokes are (I think) interpreted as shortcuts that trigger that change.