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[Keyboard] Backspace inserts predictive text instead of deleting character

asked 2017-03-27 08:34:42 +0300

TheOwlEye gravatar image

updated 2018-10-02 04:03:00 +0300

olf gravatar image

predictive text inserted instead of deleting character. observed on Here as well.

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Occurs on all Sailfish devices (including Xperia which was not mentioned in the original title).

Behavior (for all devices): When typing a word an then deleting it, iinstead of deletion, the current prediction buffer ( word before cursor ) is inserted, with the last character being stripped. Also happens sometimes when typing interpunctuation (.;,).
For example, if you type devices and hit backspace, it will become devicesdevice. Repeatingly tapping backspace will get you something like this: devicedevdevicede

Observed on SailfishOS 2.2.x (and older versions) with Firefox for Android

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The similar problem is sometimes observed in whatsapp. Tapatalk works fine.

Asmir ( 2017-03-27 09:28:23 +0300 )edit

I cannot reproduce this issue in apps Whatsapp, Here WeGo and Aptoide. Does the issue keep occurring also after rebooting the device?

jovirkku ( 2017-03-27 14:12:51 +0300 )edit


No, it doesn't.

I noticed, this issue appears randomly. The issue goes away itself after sending the message or restarting the keyboard (Settings -> Utilities -> Restart keyboard).

Asmir ( 2017-03-27 14:26:01 +0300 )edit

well it's not just me then :)

TheOwlEye ( 2017-03-27 15:12:11 +0300 )edit

Also happens in Firefox and a couple of other Android apps.
Observed under SFOS 2.1.4 and 2.2.0, but apparently this bug exists since 2.1.0 and also in 2.2.1. Quite an annoying bug!
Note that one has to use the Backspace key on the vKbd to trigger this bug (as described in the original posting).

olf ( 2018-09-29 21:25:44 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-09-29 12:27:22 +0300

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After updating to, I have been seeing this bug randomly a lot of times on android apps. Sometimes this bug persists even after multiple restarts making the android apps pretty much unusable.

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Happens a lot in Firefox with many textareas. It's happening here, now. Jolla C. I've almost stopped posting on forums on this device.

DaveRo ( 2018-09-29 16:43:10 +0300 )edit

I've updated the original description and changed the title of the question to reflect recent occurrence

rozgwi ( 2018-10-02 01:29:42 +0300 )edit
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