Closed Bug 1250661 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago
Disable on-screen keyboard support for Windows 8 on Firefox 45
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1238892 +++ We'd like to disable the on-screen keyboard support for Windows 8 (and 8.1). It will continue working on Windows 10 by default Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated) [Why is this notable]: We relnoted the feature for 43 [Suggested wording]: On-screen keyboard support was temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. [Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]: n/a? In 46 there is a user-visible pref, and hopefully we can uplift bug 1239744, at which point the feature should be more usable on win8/win8.1.
Assignee: nobody → gijskruitbosch+bugs
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Comment on attachment 8722653 [details] [diff] [review] disable windows 8/8.1 on-screen keyboard support Approval Request Comment [Feature/regressing bug #]: windows on-screen keyboard support on win8/8.1 [User impact if declined]: compared to 44, potential issues with the on-screen keyboard appearing when users don't expect/want it to; [Describe test coverage new/current, TreeHerder]: nope. :-( [Risks and why]: very low, this is status quo compared to the 44 release where we also turned this off (which reduced the complaints about this on windows 8 to 0 on support.m.o, where that number had been significantly higher on 43, see the cloned bug) [String/UUID change made/needed]: nope
Attachment #8722653 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Comment on attachment 8722653 [details] [diff] [review] disable windows 8/8.1 on-screen keyboard support OK, I rely on your judgment for this. Should be in 45 beta 10.
Attachment #8722653 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta? → approval-mozilla-beta+
I confirm that the ui.osk.require_win10 is set to true and the on-screen keyboard is no longer displayed in Firefox 45 Beta 10 (20160225145837) under Windows 8.1 64-bit using a Dell Xps 12.
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