How to access topic title box on Android in the app?


Hi, often when I try to create a post on my mobile phone (LG Stylus II), I can’t scroll down far enough to access the topic title box. Any suggestions how to solve this? Many thanks, Torsten

(Robert McIntosh) #2

That looks like an alignment / CSS bug and not something you can fix I don’t think.

Can you let us know what operating system / version you are using and on what device? Also, is this via the app or directly in a browser?


My phone is an LG Stylo2 and I have Android 6.0.1 and yes, it happens when using the Discourse app.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

What browser and version? You need to be using Android Chrome latest.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Hmm, I’m not sure, per previous topics we are supposedly using 100% height on Android but maybe that’s not working any more.

(Jeff Atwood) #7

Is your device very small? Here is a screenshot of my OnePlus 6


The Stylo2 has a screen size of 5.7 inches. I wouldn’t call this small.

(Jeff Atwood) #9

Do you have “large fonts” mode on in the Android system settings? I can’t figure out why the proportions are so different. I resized your screenshot to the same width and see for yourself:

Notice how the sentence is shorter on your side, indicating a larger font.


My font size is “medium”.

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #11
Phone Size Resolution
LG Stylo 2 5.7 inches 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio, ~258 ppi
OnePlus 6 6.28 inches 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio, ~402 ppi

Can you repro this using just Google Chrome (not the app)?


When I use Chrome, the problem doesn’t occur.

(Jeff Atwood) #13

So this is app specific. Unless you have compelling need for the app I would just use the browser.


Interestingly enough it is working now.

(Jeff Atwood) #15

Did you update to latest Discourse or get a new app version?


Unless the app updated itself in the background it’s still the same version.

(Héctor Fernández) #17

I happens also in the browser.

The steps to reproduce for me are:

  • In the Latest screen scroll down until it loads additional topics at least 4 times
  • Then scroll again to the top (just to the top, without triggering a reload) and tap New Topic

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #18

So that is the Chrome bug that will be fixed in the next version.

(Sam Saffron) #19

Sorry, I am closing this as a dupe of:

(Sam Saffron) #20