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Keyboard methods not working inside select menu on Mac?


Hey all,

I had a weird issue using the page.keyboard.press('ArrowDown') method on Mac for an Electron app, during the part of a test where I had a select menu open & was trying to use the keyboard to select one of the options. It didn't seem to register the keypress on Mac in this scenario, but on Windows it worked fine.

I ended up splicing in some RobotJS code (keyTap) to press the arrow keys & Enter key inside of the select menu, because that worked on both platforms.

Anyone else encounter this edge case?

Steps to repro:

  1. On a Mac, open a select menu in a desktop app (Electron)
  2. Try to use the page.keyboard.press() method to navigate between options in the select menu OR select an option

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Keyboard methods not working inside select menu on Mac?

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