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

asked 2013-12-25 13:47:17 +0200

Venemo gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 11:26:34 +0200

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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answered 2013-12-25 16:20:56 +0200

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 +0200 )edit
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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 +0200 )edit
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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 +0200 )edit
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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/

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hzb ( 2013-12-31 09:29:37 +0200 )edit
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@hzb that is a missing feature in the browser

veskuh ( 2013-12-31 09:45:30 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-02-25 13:41:45 +0200

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updated 2014-02-25 13:46:29 +0200

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 +0200 )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 +0200 )edit

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