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1.1.7 / Björnträsket regression: keyboard overlay does not disappear [released]

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asked 2015-07-19 22:48:36 +0200

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updated 2016-08-17 16:37:31 +0200

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I have an issues with 1.1.7 which happens ~twice a day.

What happens is, that the keyboard doesn't disappear in some cases and the overlay stays in all apps - e.g. on the "starting" page of the system settings (where no input field is available). I did not yet find an easy way to hide the keyboard in such a situation - however the following seems to work: go to messages app (sms, mms) and tap on an older sms.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nicu
close date 2017-06-03 09:56:52.392685


You could try downlading Sailfish Utilities from Jolla Store. Once installed, you'll find Utilities in Settings/System - scroll near to bottom and see Utilities - inside that menu, there is an option to 'Restart Keyboard'.

Edz ( 2015-07-19 23:07:19 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your suggestion! It's what I actually wanted to try already.. however, if the keyboard overlay stays, I'm not able to tap the "System"-entry in the settings menu and therefore can't reach the Sailfish Utilities :P

nicu ( 2015-07-19 23:47:01 +0200 )edit

Does swiping down on the keyboard help?

wanderer ( 2015-07-20 06:56:31 +0200 )edit

mostly this issue occurs when device isnt locked and there are some random touches and device rotation.

if i had drafted text and returned back to list of messages, got frozen vkb and touched in area where was Send button, the message was sent, even i was in message list, so there are more frozen invisible layers, not only vkb, but whole message window!

only device reboot fix this issue

pan tau ( 2015-07-20 10:12:56 +0200 )edit

Same issue here.

Reodor ( 2015-07-20 11:11:27 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-05-18 09:05:56 +0200

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Have you seen this with Sailfish OS 2.0.x or newer? Sailfish OS 2.0 included considerable amount of fixes for input handling.

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answered 2015-07-20 10:10:50 +0200

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No, since those are about the VKB disappearing and in this case the VKB won't disappear.

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