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Topic # 138273 28-Dec-2013 06:48 Send private message

Hi does anyone have an idea of why my Asus Transformer (tablet with detachable keyboard) running Windows 8.1 does not trigger the onscreen keyboard when physical keyboard is detached?

It recognises if the physical keyboard is attached coz it plays a sound when i attach/detach the thing.

When i boot, the keyboard triggers at the logon screen but does not in the desktop mode




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  Reply # 958171 28-Dec-2013 07:18 Send private message

I think it only does this (automatically opens) in modern ui\metro apps, not from the desktop or "traditional" windows programs - I've noticed the same thing. From desktop you have to manually tap it in taskbar.



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  Reply # 958173 28-Dec-2013 07:38 Send private message

Ah ... very nice of microsoft ... and here I thought I broke something




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  Reply # 958269 28-Dec-2013 11:56 Send private message

yes as pointed out, this is expected. Its by design the OSK doesn't popup on the desktop, but does automatically in Modern apps. If you're using a browser etc, use Modern IE not the desktop, or click the keyboard button in taskbar.

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  Reply # 958279 28-Dec-2013 12:28 Send private message

joker97: Ah ... very nice of microsoft ... and here I thought I broke something


I would have though there was a way of enabling it so it automatically appeared when you tapped in a text fled.  Especially with the office software, where they only open on desktop mode, even though they are supposedly made for touch screen devices. It's little things like that which shows that it has a long way to go yet before it can compete with ios and android.

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  Reply # 958289 28-Dec-2013 13:07 Send private message

I suspect it wouldn't be all that easy doing it "nicely"\consistently and in a friendly way in traditional programs with so many variations on how they're built\work. I can sort of understand them keeping it somewhat consistent - in modern apps auto open and in traditional programs always require user action to open it.



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  Reply # 958315 28-Dec-2013 14:07 Send private message

mattwnz:
joker97: Ah ... very nice of microsoft ... and here I thought I broke something


I would have though there was a way of enabling it so it automatically appeared when you tapped in a text fled.  Especially with the office software, where they only open on desktop mode, even though they are supposedly made for touch screen devices. It's little things like that which shows that it has a long way to go yet before it can compete with ios and android.


the other thing i don't understand is sleep ... if my tablet fails to sleep or wakes up by accident and ruins my battery life i'm gonna be so p!@@ed ...

and i hope windows sleep is better than android sleep.

ipad sleep - after 1 day 0% drain (all notification off). windows laptop sleep after 1 day you better charge it again = android (no notification).

windows tablet???




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  Reply # 959087 30-Dec-2013 15:21 Send private message

guess what - chrome trigges the onscreen keyboard on my tablet ... interesting ...




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  Reply # 961853 6-Jan-2014 13:22 Send private message

joker97: guess what - chrome trigges the onscreen keyboard on my tablet ... interesting ...


you've installed the Win32 version of Chrome onto Windows 8.1 desktop mode and it does this?

What do you click on in Chrome?

I've never seen Chrome do this on any Windows 8 or 8.1 touch screen machine



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  Reply # 961875 6-Jan-2014 13:52 Send private message

nathan:
you've installed the Win32 version of Chrome onto Windows 8.1 desktop mode and it does this?

What do you click on in Chrome?

I've never seen Chrome do this on any Windows 8 or 8.1 touch screen machine


that's correct. just tried it again.

click on anywhere it works. adress bar, google.com, geekzone text boxes, everything




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  Reply # 961906 6-Jan-2014 14:29 Send private message

what version of Chrome is this?



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  Reply # 962222 6-Jan-2014 22:42 Send private message

Version 33.0.1750.5




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  Reply # 962246 6-Jan-2014 23:10 Send private message

looks like that version is on the Chrome DEV channel which is why I don't see it on my release version

coding the OSK to come up is just an API that each app calls, Google must have updated Chrome to do this

Personally browsing I do with touch using Metro IE, where the OSK comes up automatically



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  Reply # 962251 6-Jan-2014 23:15 Send private message

i just typed in chrome on google.com and clicked whatever it presesnted. i mainly use IE11 which is rather buggy with the touchscreen (osmetimes works sometimes doesnt - weird)




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  Reply # 962255 6-Jan-2014 23:42 Send private message

I guess you must have opted into the dev channel previously or had ?extra=devchannel at the end or your download URL

the latest DEV release is 33.0.1750.5 http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/dev-channel-update_19.html

the latest Stable release, which doesn't have the OSK popup on desktop is 31.0.1650.63 http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/stable-channel-update.html

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  Reply # 963670 9-Jan-2014 08:36 Send private message

this just released into the Chrome stable version overnight FYI

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