Now, that’s quite a headline. And this post will explain just the simple concept posted in the headline. How to avoid (at least) firefox from scrolling to the top when you insert content into a textarea.
It’s simple. Very simple. And it was shown to be so very simple for someone who didn’t remember scrollTop by this thread.
In jQuery (which we use with the caret plugin):
currentScrollPosition = $("#textareaId").scrollTop(); /* do stuff */ $("#textareaId").scrollTop(currentScrollPosition);
Yep. So simple that it actually hurts a bit.