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browser: can't tap small text fields in the corner

asked 2014-01-16 14:40:30 +0300

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updated 2014-11-26 13:11:10 +0300

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  • login in to facebook
  • tap the menu icon in the top right corner
  • try to place the cursor in the search field that is now on top How many attempts do you need? I usually hit my profile picture right underneath the search box first, and then I have to go back to the previous page and try again. Afte some practice I found a specific way to turn my left thumb (maybe it's rather large?) so I get it almost each time. I find this should be unnecessary. the touchscreen should react in such a way that no practise is needed for operating a touch-optimised website. On Jolla, there seem to to be problems near the borders of the display, whenever UI elements are nestled directly at the edge or the corners, probably because swipe gestures reside there too.
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answered 2014-01-16 19:45:20 +0300

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I agree, some pages appear so small it is impossible to get the cursor in text fields.

In most cases, however, I have been able to go around the problem by magnifying the problematic web page. And by magnifying I mean putting two fingers close to each other on screen and then slowly dragging fingers apart while keeping them in touch with the screen. Not an ideal solution and unfortunately not possible on all pages but keeps you going until improvement is available.

I don't know if this is just me but for me it has felt like the phone has somehow learned my most used text boxes and has in time started to react better. On new pages it is close to impossible to get the cursor and keyboard to appear, on familiar pages it feels a lot easier. This can be just wishful thinking.

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