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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jUsT2eXy, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys. Just a quick question...

    Had this since day 1..I think loll...

    When you press the 'google search button' on your Hero it takes you to the Browser.. I then turn it in landscape mode to get a bigger keyboard. As soon as I press any of the keyboard buttons the keyboard bounces up and down..thus you can't type properly..

    Others have this problem too...

    Is there a fix for this and is anyone else experiencing this issue?

    Otherwise I love my Hero. 10/10 :D

    HTC Hero White UK Sim Free
    ROM = Latest HTC
    Not rooted / Modded / NO Apps2SD


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  2. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    I rarely use the landscape keyboard, but just tried it and it does the same on mine. Incredibly annoying to try to type on that.
  3. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    I use betterkeyboard and don't have this problem. When I press the 'google search button' it brings up the search bar at the top of the home screen and doesn't let me rotate to landscape anyway.
  4. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Yeah, me too.

    When I hit the search key (next to Back key) - I get a small dialogue box, that's all.
  5. Zedinc

    Zedinc Lurker

    Yep, mine does the same thing. Seems like a bug, probably would be a good idea to report it to HTC or check if they already know about it.
  6. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I replicated what you guys are doing and that's fine..but that's not the steps I took to find this 'bug' though...

    Try this:-
    It should bounce.

    Let me know

  7. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    oh yea... weird.

    still it works ok with better keyboard, so im good :cool:
  8. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    lol :D

    told ya..

    k now who is gonna report this to HTC?

    bugsy not me :)
  9. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Same here its been like this from new ( bought in August ) its a pain.
  10. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    Oh wait... no it doesnt work with betterkeyboard. Doh!
  11. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Oh yeah. Well found (kinda) ;)

    I'm not a fan of the landscape KB, as it tends to remove any "submit" type buttons you get next to the dialogue box.

    Sorry I can't help.
  12. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Guess we have to wait and hope 2.0 fixes this 'bug'

    dOh :D
  13. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    i like it. it's fun.
  14. jigjags

    jigjags Newbie

    yep mine does the same ...i can still type but it is soo annoying ...i use the widget on one of the homescrrens to search google so its not that much of an issue but still anoying ...let us know what response you get from HTC jUsT2eXy


  15. imahawki

    imahawki Lurker

    I'm not able to replicate this bug (not that I want to)... what exactly are you doing? I opened my browser and then hit the search key on the phone then rotated to landscape and it typed normally.
  16. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hmm. You are doing what we did to replicate the bug.. that's weird..

    2. Search key
    3. Rotate.
    4. Type (But keyboard bounces)

    Well I guess you have a bug-free phone.. could be down to a app or something?
  17. jigjags

    jigjags Newbie

    do u have the euro hero or the sprint..?
  18. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Euro. Otherwise I wouldn't be posting in this forum.. :D (Oh and I did say in my original post UK Sim Free).

    Sprint forum --> Sprint HTC Hero - Android Forums
  19. jigjags

    jigjags Newbie

    Sorry jUsT2eXy I was asking imahawki but u sneaked a reply in :O)
  20. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Oh sorry :p

    My bad
  21. imahawki

    imahawki Lurker

    DOH! Sprint... sorry, my bad.
  22. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    There is a workaround for this bug: if you ride in a horse drawn cart over cobblestones the bouncing will cancel out the bouncing on the phone's keyboard enabling you to type normally.
  23. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    LOL Brilliant.
  24. DJHero

    DJHero Newbie

    I am unable to replicate the 'bouncy keyboard' following the steps you posted. The only issue I find with the landscape keyboard is the slight lag, although this seems intermittent.
  25. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Either you have a bug free phone or you have a Sprint Hero. But since you are posting in the normal HTC Hero forum I guess you don't have a Sprint hero do you? :p

    Could be down to an app we all have installed but some people don't...


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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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