Android Chrome Zezo keypad now has 'Go' not 'Next'
Post by iconPost by JohnT | 2017-10-27 | 03:05:42

non VR problem!
Anyone else seen or have a solution for the Zezo Android behaviour that changed for me recently?
When inputting new coordinates into a Zezo chart, my phone very usefully showed me a numeric keypad with a next button. This made entering the coords even faster than on my laptop. Since at least the start of this leg of the VOR, possibly earlier, it has changed to a phone number dial pad which has Go instead of Next. Pressing Go does exactly that, so now I have to try and position the cursor at the right of each data block -- not easy with fat fingers :0
I'm running the latest available Chrome for my phone (61.0.3163.98) on Samsung version of Android 7.1
Google searching dug up lots of programmer discussions on the complexity of handling data entry across all browsers and platforms; but this flip suggests it's something that changed. Can I change it back or does the change need to happen elsewhere?

commenticon 8 Comments
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-10-27 | 08:13:23
Never thought of that. I rarely use it on my phone, and don't remember ever seeing a "next" button.

There is a magic input type="tel" hint that tells the browser to show a numeric keypad instead of regular keyboard.

A quick google search shows that replacing "tel" with "number" might work. I'll give it a try later.
Post by iconPost by turb | 2017-10-27 | 23:49:05
Hello JohnT,
Same for me. Touching exactly the right position in the coordinates on my phone is now as frequent as having 4 nav cards in the barrel... Even more there is no "Delete" touch, only "Backspace"... "Next" was really useful...
Post by iconPost by JohnT | 2017-10-28 | 02:42:13
Hello Turb,
Agreed.
Thanks for confirming that it wasn't something I did on my phone, and for making me laugh, rather than cry about the barrel :)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-10-28 | 08:33:01
Tried changing "tel" to "number". Does no good on Android, and adds up-down arrows on desktop chrome. Not a solution.
Post by iconPost by JohnT | 2017-10-28 | 08:50:19
Thanks fir taking the time to try. A very minor issue in the grand scheme of things :)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2017-10-28 | 12:06:57
On a second thought I recently swapped the lat and lon inputs. I also fixed a syntax error in the html code that may have been accidental feature.

I have never seen a Next button on my Android 6 phone, so can't test myself, but please try http://zezo.org/clipperv2/chart.pl to see if that was the case.

It may be possible to replace the default action on the input fields to "focus next" but then you will have to tap the Go! button.
Post by iconPost by turb | 2017-10-28 | 16:13:25
Hello,
No, it's not working for me. It may be a change in the last Chrome versions...
Thanks for trying ! :)
Post by iconPost by JohnT | 2017-10-31 | 05:25:43
I checked with a phone that is still on an older version of Chrome (59) and of Android, and that still has the Next button; so looks like a Chrome change. If I dig up any more info I will share, but for now it looks as though we have been googled :(
border
Topics list
Posts
border
48
border
border
12
border
border
52
border
border
27
border
border
60
border
border
7
border
border
26
border
border
53
border
border
42
border
border
12
border
border
5
border
border
Copyright 2009 by ZEZO.ORG. All Rights Reserved.