Closed Bug 1275371 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Google keyboard is eating text backwards


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

Not set


(firefox46- wontfix, firefox47+ verified, firefox48+ verified, firefox49+ verified, fennec47+)

Firefox 49
Tracking Status
firefox46 - wontfix
firefox47 + verified
firefox48 + verified
firefox49 + verified
fennec 47+ ---


(Reporter: kbrosnan, Assigned: jchen)



(2 files)

[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: Changed behavior by the Google keyboard app

1. Open
2. Type several words
3. Move the cursor to the start or the middle of the text
4. Press and hold the delete key

expected: once the beginning of the text area is reached no more characters are removed

actual: once the beginning of the text area is reached the character to the right of the cursor is deleted
Flags: needinfo?(nchen)
Given that this is not a new recent regression, I think it is too late to uplift a fix in Fx47 for it.
Assignee: nobody → nchen
Flags: needinfo?(nchen)
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: This is us being blindsided by Google Keyboard changes released last week. We need to consider a fix for at least the 47 cycle and I would be interested in a fix for the 46 cycle.
Let's track this for 48/49 - given the new behavior sounds like it is more difficult to use the keyboard.
Shift+backspace causes a forward delete on some platforms, but not on
Android. The new Google keyboard is sending us shift+backspace, and we
need to handle it normally like a backspace.
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: review?(esawin)
Attachment #8756522 - Flags: review?(esawin) → review+
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: review?(esawin) → review+
tracking-fennec: ? → 47+
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 49
Jim, are you going to consider an uplift to 48 (and 47)? Thanks
Flags: needinfo?(nchen)
Tested using:
Device: HTC Desire 820 (Android 5.0.2)
Build: Firefox for Android Nightly - 49.0a1(2016-05-31)
Comment on attachment 8756523 [details] [diff] [review]
Don't forward delete on shift+backspace (v1)

Request for this patch only (not the test)

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: N/A
[User impact if declined]: Wrong backspace behavior using new Google keyboard
[Describe test coverage new/current, TreeHerder]: Locally, m-c
[Risks and why]: No risk; patch is simple and specifically fixes the bug
[String/UUID change made/needed]: None
Flags: needinfo?(nchen)
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Comment on attachment 8756523 [details] [diff] [review]
Don't forward delete on shift+backspace (v1)

This seems like a recent regression (since 46) and seems like a common enough scenario in which characters that are not meant to be deleted will also be deleted and cause usability pain. Aurora48+, Beta47+
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta+
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #8756523 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora+
Verified as fixed on the latest Beta build 47.0b10. This issue was tested on a Xiaomi mi i4 with Android 5.0.2, Xiaomi MI Pad2 with Android 5.1 and a Nexus 6P with Android N.
Verified as fixed using:
Device: One A2001 (Android 5.1.1)
Build: Firefox for Android Aurora 48.0a2 (2016-06-02)
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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