Samsung Tab 3: Can't enter text
August 11, 2018 6:32 AM   Subscribe

On my Android tablet, I can't enter text in some comment or reply boxes with Chrome. Details inside.

On my tablet, if I try to enter text in a comment or reply box, like this one on Metafilter, the text never appears. It seems like the entry box never accepts focus. As best I can tell, it's not a matter of the text being white on white and invisible. This is true on forums and bulletin boards, but not on all blogs. I don't have the same problems on apps like FB. I have not found any similar complaints on the web, though of course there might be some out there.

I've done the usual sorts of things: rebooting, forcing Chrome to stop, etc.

My interpretation is that there is a particular type of entry box facility that is the problem, one that is used by many, but not all web sites.
posted by SemiSalt to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Stock android keyboard? If not, switch back to that long enough to test. Could be a kbd problem.
posted by Sunburnt at 11:02 AM on August 11, 2018

Response by poster: Good suggestion, but no success. I tried changing from the Samsung kb to SwiftKey and GBoard without luck. I'm thinking I may have to bite the bullet and delete/reinstall Chrome.
posted by SemiSalt at 9:05 AM on August 12, 2018

Response by poster: Problem was resolved when Chrome was eventually updated.
posted by SemiSalt at 3:16 PM on September 11, 2018

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