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Does the Ruby Console not work properly in FireFox?

Hey guys just starting the Ruby lessons on FireFox for Windows 8.1.

When I am working in my hello.rb and switch to the console to type, the letters are coming up in my .rb file and not the console. Is this a known issue?


EDIT: I tested in Chrome now too, same problem occurs. Is there a work around? It's going to be impossible to follow via Workspaces.

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
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Hi Jonathan,

The console is a bit fidgety on Windows but you can work around it, see the below steps.

Editing content within the file

If you have multiple files open and can't get the keyboard to focus on the currently active file simply switch between the open files and it will gain focus, if you only have one file open simply press the grey area to the right of the console tab and that will defocus it then you can click on the content within the file.

Typing something into the console

This is easier to deal with, pretty much you just need to make sure your cursor is pressed on the active line within the console, i.e. where the blinking icon is, sometimes it can glitch even when you're on it so I normal just double click to make sure.

Hope that helps.