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Browser text input bug [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-01 21:27:37 +0300

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updated 2014-07-12 02:26:53 +0300

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In current browser version it's not possible to move around when typing text in HTML textarea elements or in input elements. This make typing larger text using browser very difficult - for example in the facebook touch inteface.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by bennypr0fane
close date 2014-01-22 22:11:15.740508


I can confirm this behavior. You cannot select/copy any text from such textareas either.

nodevel ( 2014-01-01 23:28:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-01 21:34:47 +0300

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updated 2014-01-01 21:34:57 +0300

Please see https://together.jolla.com/question/4069/del-and-cursor-arrows-keyboard-are-needed-essential/ and https://together.jolla.com/question/1103/bug-keyboard-in-the-browser-covers-input-fields/ - possibly reported already in these two questions?

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No they handle different things.

Arrow keys are typically not used in touch interfaces (no need) - and they can probably be easily implemented in the keyboard layout.

Second link is about covering the web page with the text input - totally different bug and it did not happen to me (yet).

lomo ( 2014-01-01 21:40:55 +0300 )edit

Maybe I didn't get your point; browser allows jumping to different position in textarea by tapping the new position and panning the page is also possible. It doesn't allow scrolling the textarea text -- something that was discussed in the URLs above (please note the comment threads).

hzb ( 2014-01-02 17:35:48 +0300 )edit

Although browser does allow jumping, it does not allow scrolling or selecting/copying text in input boxes. Something that should have been there since day one.

lomo ( 2014-01-02 23:43:39 +0300 )edit

There is a number of related issues, all to do with the keyboard. But it doesn't work the same way in browser and in other apps. I believe this here is the same issue as I described here: https://together.jolla.com/question/15795/text-editing-in-browser-is-lacking-features/

bennypr0fane ( 2014-01-16 16:11:53 +0300 )edit

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