Keyboard overlaps the composer on Android tablets

Our users have discovered a bug that impacts Android tablets, but can also be reproduced using the Chrome dev tools as an emulator.

The repro pattern seems to be:

  • Scroll down a topic
  • Hit reply on one the messages

β€”> Keyboard overlaps the composer

When scrolling upwards, this does not happen. Seems to impact only tablet form factor - never seen this on a phone.

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Is this a regression or was it always like this?

Not sure about β€œalways”, but definitely it is not a recent regression – the behavior has been like this for a long time.

Tablets have lost popularity (to smartphones) over the years and a majority of them are iPads, so this does not impact many users in our community or globally.

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This issue has now occurred on my tablet as well. However, it does not happen after I open a new tab with Discourse Meta. Is there anything I can do to help find the cause of this problem?

The tab did reload now. But I’m still interested in whether there is something I can check if it happens again.

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When using Firefox, it seems to depend on whether the toolbar is shown or not.


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Opening and closing full-screen chat also affects how the composer and keyboard interact. It functions properly until I open the full-screen chat. Afterwards it fails.

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