Android app may keep input focus, even if put in background

asked 2019-06-10 12:31:27 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

updated 2019-06-11 10:10:57 +0300

Yesterday (when I swapped between Whatsapp and Messages (SMS) app multiple times) sometimes, when I swiped away Whatsapp and entered Messages, even though Messages was the active app the text I typed was entered in the Whatsapp input field. I had to swipe away Messages and re-enter again to get text input to Messages again.

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There's an Android implementation bug where the text continues to be entered to the previous place in the text input field even if you visibly moved the cursor elsewhere inside the text field. You have to click away from the input field and then back into it to the place where you want the text to be entered.

Looks like the actual text cursor will stick to the Android app input field position even when switching to a Sailfish app. I can't replicate this bug though, my text gets entered to Messages even if I move away from Chrome without clicking out of the active input field.

Are you using an XA2 like I am? This Androind text field bug doesn't happen on my "Jolla C" Aqua Fish, but on my XA2 it's pain.

teemu ( 2019-06-10 12:42:14 +0300 )edit

Yes, this is on a XA2 (dual SIM).

Mohjive ( 2019-06-11 10:10:13 +0300 )edit