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[BUG] Keyboard feedback sounds heard when zooming in some apps. [released]

asked 2014-10-27 10:40:17 +0300

tmy gravatar image

updated 2014-10-27 10:41:25 +0300

Could not find earlier posts about this issue with a quick search, so here goes:

When pinch-zooming in some applications ( so far observed in the browser and Halftrail map application) you can sometimes hear the "tap tap" feedback sound of the keyboard, even if the virtual keyboard is not visible.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Manatus
close date 2014-12-19 22:51:47.966522


Also noticed this, although I thought it was the pulley menu sound.

nthn ( 2014-10-27 10:48:18 +0300 )edit

I'm 90% sureish that it's the keyboard sounds I'm hearing :)

tmy ( 2014-10-27 11:24:50 +0300 )edit

Experiencing the same and also wrote this into this wiki also the zooming is really broken.

Alex ( 2014-10-27 12:00:03 +0300 )edit

This has happened to me also in Android applications. In Angry Birds Star Wars II this happens after an ad video has been played, which appears to be one good way of reproducing the bug. And it is indeed the keyboard sound.

Aanti ( 2014-10-27 15:18:14 +0300 )edit

I have this too, and it is definitely the keyboard. I hope it's not a keyboard opened for a root shell in the background! ;)

Nicd ( 2014-11-12 12:33:38 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-06 13:01:54 +0300

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updated 2014-12-19 22:51:04 +0300

UPDATE: Fixed in (Vaarainjärvi)

This needs raised attention. The keyboard sounds heard in fact are keyboard button pushes, typing text in last (Silica) application that was left open with a text type field active.

This is most probably a bug in keyboard focus and pinch zoom just triggers it.

I currently have it reproduced here with Jolla Browser and SMS application. When I do several pinch-zooms on jolla browser, the heard keypresses get written in sms application.

How to reproduce

Applications needed to reproduce this bug: Jolla Browser, Jolla SMS application, one chat thread open. Alternatively you can use Jolla Maps and Jolla Notes app.

  1. Go to SMS application and open an existing discussion thread. Select typing field, type something and delete it. Leave the typing field active. Swipe out from SMS app.

  2. Open Jolla Browser at Zoom out. Lift your fingers. Try pinch zoom in several times, on the lower half of the screen. Always lift your fingers from the screen in between pinch retries. You start hearing keyboard pop sounds when pinch zoom fails. Keep your fingers on the screen and generate more pop sounds. Repeat several times (two to three separate sequences of pop sounds should be enough). Swipe out from Browser and go to SMS app.

  3. You don't see anything special; at first keypresses don't get visibly transferred into SMS application. Now swipe out from the SMS app, and you can see in the application cover that those hidden keypresses have appeared. Go back to SMS app, and they are visible there too.


  • It seems that this is reproducible with Browser and almost any Silica text type field that is left active. In Email application message field it did not happen, but in subject field it again did. Tinyedit and Notes text field also got populated when tested separately.
  • I saw this happen also with Android Firefox url field; the Firefox was left open in the type field while I was zooming in Transit Live application map (if I remember correctly). However I could not repeat it this easily. I then found only one letter (ü) in there, so it indicates that conditions are more complicated.
  • This bug was reproduced on Sailfish OS (Uitukka). According to a friend this does not happen on (Tahkalampi).
  • Double checked later Uitukka versus Tahkalampi, and this happens only on Uitukka.
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Thank you for your detailed description! I could reproduce the background yping with maps+notes combination.

tmy ( 2014-12-07 01:22:32 +0300 )edit

Thanks for confirming this tmy.

Manatus ( 2014-12-07 10:28:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-10 11:21:19 +0300

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Thanks for the report. We're looking at it and it will be fixed in a future release, hopefully update10.

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Seems to be fixed in update10, although it didn't caught my eye in the fixed bugs listing. Thanks! :)

Manatus ( 2014-12-18 21:02:21 +0300 )edit

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