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Fixed iOS 9 - Search keyword field won't focus on first touch

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Steve F, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    iPhone 6 - iOS 9 beta 2, think it's the same as developers beta 4

    When using the search drop down it takes 2 touches to focus. Full search form works as expected.
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I can confirm this; I'll have a look in Safari dev tools later, but really the only thing we changed here was to remove the results attribute but as you say other inputs seem to behave fine so it may just be some random quirk.

    If any one can test on iOS 9 Dev Beta 5 (@Jeremy ?) then that'd be appreciated.
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'll test when I get it installed. As I sent to Chris privately, I just need to hit the magnifying glass and then the field to search in Developer Beta 4.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Interestingly it doesn't seem to work in iOS 8.4 either, but as Jeremy says above, it appears as though in the latest iOS 9 beta it works fine.

    I can understand where it might get confused. The search box, in theory, should focus when the search icon is pressed (and it does on Chrome and Firefox). It would suggest that the automatic focus is possibly happening without bringing up the keyboard, so it then requires a second tap.

    We'll see how it works in the next public beta.
     
  5. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Now that you've mentioned auto focus, to get to the point of being able to type is 3 taps.

    Tap search icon
    Tap search field
    Tap search field again to get the keyboard up.

    After tapping the search icon the field IS focused with no cursor, it has the focused styling.


    Edit: don't recall having this issue with iOS 8.x
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The 4th Developer Beta of iOS 9 only requires 2 touches.
     
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  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Me neither, but I have tried it now on an iPod Touch and my wife's iPhone and I can confirm it there too.

    It actually might be worth trying to fix either way. I just haven't looked into it in detail, yet :)
     
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We've done some more testing on this today and there isn't a completely apparent fix. It's something we think is worth fixing, but the only fixes we've come up with so far are really off the wall - the kind of thing that really shouldn't need to be done.

    So, I'm still hoping this will begin to stabilise a bit at least over the next few iOS betas. There is some more iOS 8.4.x releases due, too, so they may contain some sort of fix (the issue is apparent there, too).
     
  9. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    My iphone4s take 2/3 times to focus.

    Do you think is possible to auto focus on search without the need of tapping?

    The other fields get focus at the first try.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2015
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Essentially, no -- or it will at least potentially need some bigger changes. There are limits on what "focusing" means on touch-devices when it's programmatically triggered (when it isn't technically in response to a click).

    We have reproduced this, but it may not be something that can actually be changed due to these limits.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We believe we have identified a workaround to clicks on the input not focusing as expected. It's actually related to hiding the search icon that brings up the search menu. Very strange. Good catch @Chris D :)

    I would note that due to general mobile limitations, we can't actually autofocus things like this, so a separate click is generally required. It does focus, but it doesn't bring up the keyboard. This sometimes puts them in weird states.
     
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