Attempt to filter category on topic edit results in modifying title


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #1

So I am not able to reproduce this 100% of the time, but on both and when attempting to edit a topic’s category, I used to be able to click the box, start typing the category, use the arrow keys, and then type enter or tab. As of this morning (4 AM EST), on 7 of the last 8 attempts to do this, clicking on the category drop down and starting to type resulted in the text appearing in the title field, and not filtering the dropdown. When this occurs, I can no longer see a “text field” in the drop down to type into:

Here is what I expect it to look like:

User Experience on Discourse with optional touch-input
Lack of auto-focus when hitting Reply on multi-input systems?
(Jeff Atwood) #2

Can you repro this @techapj?

(Arpit Jalan) #3

I am not able to repro this issue here or on try.

@jomaxro which browser and operating system you are on?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

@techAPJ, Windows 10, Chrome 46. I am getting the error right here on Meta too:

and just tried it in Firefox 42:

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

Hey again @techAPJ, just wanted to follow up that I am continuing to encounter this here on Meta, as well as on the Stonehearth Discourse. Can I provide you with any more details to help find the issue?

(Arpit Jalan) #6

Hey Joshua, is your device touch capable?

I can repro this on my Surface Pro and iPad and it seems like this behavior is intentional (for touch capable devices) as per this commit by @eviltrout:

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #7

@techAPJ: Sort of…

I have a multi-monitor setup for my system. I have my laptop (non-touch screen), and 2 external 23" monitors (one touch, one not). Let me do some repro attempts with and without the external touch screen connected.

Edit: I still cannot consistently reproduce this. I have connected and disconnected my monitor, restarted Chrome each time I change the connection, and still cannot get the typable area at all over at the Stonehearth Discourse. Here on Meta, I did notice the typable area appear during one of my disconnects, but after connecting and disconnecting a second time (where I am currently), I still do not have the typable area. In any case, while I understand this is a very strange edge case, it should not matter whether an externally connected monitor is touch or not as to whether the typable area appears. I can understand an iPad or Surface whose default monitor is touch, but not when my laptop is non-touch and I connect a screen with touch.

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #8

So based on this post by @eviltrout, could the same fix suggested in the quoted thread to simply remove the focus on a fixed area from iOS instead of all touch devices work for this issue as well?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #9

Hey again @eviltrout, based on the my usage (and reviewing the changes you made here):

I believe that this is fixed… As I am not familiar with the naming scheme used by Discourse, can you confirm if those changes affected the category dropdown?

Links to posts aren't auto-selected reliably
(Robin Ward) #10

They absolutely did!

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #11

Great, feel free to close this thread.

(Robin Ward) #12