11-03-2011 06:18 PM
I would love to see an option in the Keyboard section of Playbook settings to turn off the automatic popup of the keyboard whenever you touch inside a textarea input area. In most cases, it's useful and I would leave it 'unlocked' so that the keyboard automatically pops up. But there are times I need to be able to touch inside a text input and explicitly don't want the keyboard to pop up.
My use case is as follows:
I'm posting a message in a forum like this on my Playbook. The textarea input box has a WYSIWYG editor (like this one). After I type my message, I want to make some of the text bold. When I touch the textarea, the keyboard pops up and gets focus. I then tap in the textarea again to get the selection tools. Then I select the text. Now I try to touch the bold button, but the keyboard activates and gets the focus so the selection disappears.
If there was an option to lock the keyboard from automatically enabling (while allowing you to bring it up still with a diagonal swipe, I would be able to do much more website maintenance on my Playbook (as well as be able to take advantage of WYSIWYG editors to format my text here).
11-04-2011 12:49 PM