Closed Bug 793504 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Firefox under Android : the external keyboard not mapped properly

Categories

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

ARM
Android
defect
Not set
major

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: f1jek01, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: intl)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120905151427

Steps to reproduce:

Under Android, I use an external USB keyboard which is handled by "external keyboard pro", an application which allows to use a Fr keyboard (in my case).

This keyboard is well seen as AZERTY into a lot of application but not in FF, neither in the address bar nor in the input fields.


Actual results:

Even if it's a Fr-mapped keyboard, FF displays Q instead of A, W instead of Z and so on...


Expected results:

FF should behave like the other apps, including the android browser : follow the external keyboard mapping choosed.
Severity: normal → major
Component: Untriaged → General
Keywords: intl
OS: Windows 7 → Android
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM
Component: General → Keyboards and IME
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Android
Version: 15 Branch → unspecified
What device? There is a chance that this may be related to bug 712018.
This sounds like general bug 712018 or related Asus Transformer bug 669361.
I agree that it's close to bug 712018 but in my case, both the URL bar and the texboxes keyboard mapping are not managed correctly.
(In reply to Chris Peterson (:cpeterson) from comment #2)
> This sounds like general bug 712018 or related Asus Transformer bug 669361.

Yes Chris. It seems to be the same problem.
f1jek01, what Android device and external keyboard are you using?

I just landed a fix for Asus Transformer bug 669361, so tonight's Nightly build might fix (or change) this bug.
The keyboard is a Trust Wireless.
The Android device is a Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 1,0 GHz in the shape of a USB key with a HDMI output.
Depends on: 712018
Hey j1jek01, can you verify if Nightly or Aurora has fixed the issue for you? (http://nightly.mozilla.org)
Flags: needinfo?(f1jek01)
It's OK for the address/search bar (at the top of FF) but for example in the login page of LIVE.FR, the input text fields are still in QWERTY (instead of AZERTY).
Flags: needinfo?(f1jek01)
Jim, is this a dupe? What else needs to be done here to address this?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(nchen)
I don't think it's an exact dupe. I can take a look if it's still a problem.

f1jek01, can you still reproduce this bug using the latest Nightly? (http://nightly.mozilla.org)
Flags: needinfo?(nchen) → needinfo?(f1jek01)
Will try shortly.
Flags: needinfo?(f1jek01)
Hi, I have a stupid question : how do I get and put on my device the very last build ?
'scuse it's OK, I have seen the link above... I try.
It's good for me.

The nightly build works correctly with the external Fr keyboard in the address bar AND in all the input fields, even the password ones. For me it's perfect.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(In reply to f1jek01 from comment #15)
> It's good for me.
> 
> The nightly build works correctly with the external Fr keyboard in the
> address bar AND in all the input fields, even the password ones. For me it's
> perfect.

Great! Thank you for all your help!
Thanks to all the developpers ! 
When will this version be available trought the normal setup from android market ?
Firefox 20; a little ways off; you'll be able to use Aurora for Android (http://aurora.mozilla.org)_ in the next few weeks which will have the fix and be a little more stable.
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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