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Bug: keyboard in the browser covers input fields [released]

asked 2013-12-25 13:47:17 +0300

Venemo gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 11:26:34 +0300

When I try to write a new tweet on the mobile twitter site or a new message on the touch-optimized facebook site, after clicking the textarea the virtual keyboard pops up and covers the text area. I have to scroll down manually if I want to see what I'm typing.

EDIT: this one has been fixed in an update, so closing this question as fixed.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Venemo
close date 2015-08-28 11:26:56.759414

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answered 2013-12-25 16:20:56 +0300

jsiren gravatar image

An easy solution would be to automatically scroll so that the textarea in focus would be at the top of the viewport.

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I agree, that would be a good solution.

Venemo ( 2013-12-25 17:54:20 +0300 )edit

Well, I'd like to have a button or gesture to hide that keyboard again. Just visit together.jolla.com, even if you just want to read, half the screen is blocked.

hardcodes.de ( 2013-12-28 19:36:38 +0300 )edit

What browser tries to do is scroll so that text editor is visible and zoom so that the font size is readable. However, the implementation has several issue still.

veskuh ( 2013-12-30 19:14:51 +0300 )edit

Btw. how is it meant to scroll text (e.g. navigate into the beginning of the text) in non-resizable <textarea>(when that text is already hidden due to small textarea size) as there are no arrow keys in Sailfish's virtual keyboard? Related to: https://together.jolla.com/question/4069/del-and-cursor-arrows-buttons-on-keyboard-are-needed/


hzb ( 2013-12-31 09:29:37 +0300 )edit

@hzb that is a missing feature in the browser

veskuh ( 2013-12-31 09:45:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-25 13:41:45 +0300

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updated 2014-02-25 13:46:29 +0300

And another solution (technically unaware about its feasibility) could be:

On clicking an input field, instead of just the virtual keyboard popping up, how about opening a new screen with the input fields redrawn in a native Jolla UI style? (like those in the add-new-contact screen)

browser already do something similar for the drop-down menus.. it opens a separate screen listing the items in native style.

and obviously, for user convenience, the new screen should show the name of the input field like "Username:" or "Password:" or "Whats on your mind?"

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hm doesnt sound to bad.. though maybe a combo of this and the other might be better? maybe scrolling down and then the input first lands in a native line above the keyboard. i wouldnt like it if a new screen would open just to enter a username or search keyword...

mlatu ( 2014-03-15 17:07:31 +0300 )edit

yes, yes, yes!!! I want this solution! This just makes it so much more convenient to enter text in the browser, everything's automatically the right size! I also believe (but don't know) it's much easier to implement than keeping the page visible. However, it seems like they insist on doing the latter.

bennypr0fane ( 2014-06-15 23:46:52 +0300 )edit

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