Closed Bug 1275371 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago
Google keyboard is eating text backwards
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: Changed behavior by the Google keyboard app 1. Open https://pastebin.mozilla.org 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
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
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
[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)
tracking-fennec: ? → 47+
Jim, are you going to consider an uplift to 48 (and 47)? Thanks
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
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+
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)
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