Monday, July 29, 2013

GWT mobile : Virtual keyboard hides focused input

If, within the mobile browser (Chrome) the user taps on an input text element in order to gain focus the virtual keyboard will appear.
When the phone is used in landscape mode, the keyboard will take a big part of the screen and will cover also the focused text box, even though the text box finds itself within a scroll panel and the user would expect that it remains displayed in the viewport (so that he sees what he is typing).

I tried the same scenario when writing by hand a simple html page (where the top container has overflow:auto) and there when the focus is made on a text box, it will be displayed in the middle of the viewport (in the case when the virtual keyboard would hide it).

Issue seems to have been reported also for mgwt framework :

If anybody has experienced the same issue and found in the meantime a solution, please share it with me.

Thanks in advance,

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