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Disable keyboard focus by swiping it down [answered]

asked 2013-12-28 09:38:08 +0200

irtu gravatar image

updated 2013-12-28 09:39:42 +0200

On time to time, there comes need to unfocus text input, in other words remove the virtual keyboard from taking half of the screen (this page on browser is good example).

Instead of trying to find place one could tap to loose the kb focus, would be nice to simply swipe down the virtual keyboard when it is not needed.

Probably it is a problem with the application and/or particular web page that introduces this problem and they should be fixed. I still beleave there is, and will always be such applications/pages that handle this badly.

PS. qwerty TOH would remove this problem ;)

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answered 2013-12-28 09:39:25 +0200

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It has always been possible to swipe down the virtual keyboard to close it.

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Maybe it is a bug then? I tried it using this site on browser and I cannot remove the kb by swiping it down.

irtu ( 2013-12-28 09:42:41 +0200 )edit

Swipe down over the keys. Don't start whe swipe too high. I had the same problem, but now that I tried it again, the swipe down seems to work.

Pesasa ( 2013-12-28 10:28:18 +0200 )edit

Starting the swipe over the keys is unnatural, the swipe should happen even if the motion starts at the clipboard bar. One tends to avoid accidental keypresses, hence the reluctance to swipe over the keys.

jsiren ( 2013-12-28 19:15:15 +0200 )edit

With update, a pull-down gesture starting in the prediction area of the keyboard hides the virtual keyboard as well. :-)

(related: "Allow keyboard swipe-down from suggestion bar")

phle ( 2014-04-11 20:26:42 +0200 )edit

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