Android: Creating topic and selecting category fail due to selector issues

(lid) #1

To replicate, on the mobile device start a new Topic

The create topic section will now have 3 inputs

  • Title
  • Category
  • Body

Tap on the category, a dropdown list should open, but instead the keyboard will pop and the drop down will disappear immediately.

You can tap it repeatedly but it will keep on closing.

A partial possible fix:
The dropdown should not have the input box focus by default which will allow the user to first scroll through the options.
that will not prompt the keyboard to pop. if the user would like to search for topic then he can set focus on the input manually.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

I agree with this, @zogstrip can you make sure category selector NEVER gets focus by default on mobile, anywhere? Edit: also true of touch devices like iPad…

(Régis Hanol) #3

This is now fixed :wolf:

(Jeff Atwood) #4

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #5

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #6


I find this behavior very annoying when editing categories on mobile, where we lose:

  • Full Screen native select menu
  • Search

ie, worst of both worlds.

In my tests, enabling search on mobile doesn’t break stuff on latest Chrome Android, so can we roll back this, or try another approach?