Closed Bug 1174348 Opened 9 years ago Closed 4 years ago

When typing into website text boxes, Google keyboard animations lag and input is very slow


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: Keyboards and IME, defect, P5)

38 Branch


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: johnsc301, Unassigned)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
Build ID: 20150602115007
Firefox for Android

Steps to reproduce:

When I go to any website with a textbox, the input is very slow
Typing into the Facebook login (on their mobile site) actually causes Google Keyboard's animations to severely lag.
I tested this with Google, DuckDuckGo, Songmeanings, Wikipedia, and more.
I can consistently reproduce this.

Actual results:

The animations on Google Keyboard should not be affected, and the textbox input should update in real time.

Expected results:

Certain websites (Facebook) causes the animations of Google Keyboard to lag and delay. Also, the input into the textboxes is severely delayed.
OS: Unspecified → Android
Component: Untriaged → Keyboards and IME
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Android
Version: 38 Branch → Firefox 38
Hi John,

Thank for taking time to report this.
I am unable to reproduce this on my android phone. Are you still able to reproduce this in the latest version ?
Flags: needinfo?(johnsc301)
Yes. I just compared Google and Duckduckgo on Firefox 44.0.2 on Android with the same websites on Lightning Browser (blink / webkit). Google is actually a little more responsive with typing on Lightning. However, it lags a lot on Firefox while Duckduckgo (and other search boxes) respond just fine.
Flags: needinfo?(johnsc301)
yes, it is reproducible. Firefox is slower while using Duckduckgo. My phone's screen also blinks frequently when the search box is tapped.
Ever confirmed: true
Re-triaging per

Needinfo :susheel if you think this bug should be re-triaged.
Priority: -- → P5
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Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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