Clicking within text fields to move cursor deselects text field in GNOME document viewer (Evince)

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  • In GNOME Document Viewer, clicking on a multi-line form entry field, causes the application to enter edit mode for the corresponding field, but simply clicking again, to change cursor position, or select text switches the field out of entry mode.
  • When dealing with PDF forms, clicking within a text field (say, to move the text cursor) deselects the text field.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4
  • evince package version 3.28.4-11 or earlier

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