How can I open an on-screen keyboard in Firefox on Ubuntu Touch (bq M10, OTA10.1)? I've tried in both tablet and desktop mode, and no keyboard pops up. I tried some other things, such as dragging from the bottom, without any luck.

Firefox, despite being preinstalled, seems to be a pure desktop app. LibreOffice (also not adapted for Touch) appears to have the same problem.

  • This seems to be a known bug actually: bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-pocket-desktop/+bug/1543351 – Jens Grivolla Apr 21 '16 at 13:45
  • The next issue I would face if the keyboard was available, is the the URL bar is far too small and there does not seem any way to increase the size. I have raised this before, bit as yet there is no comments or fix. – Phil UK Jul 4 '16 at 22:47

Searching some more I found that this seems to be a known bug actually: https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-pocket-desktop/+bug/1543351

This is the latest comment at this point:

kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote on 2016-04-15: #6

just confirming, this is definitely on our todo list as a high priority.

UPDATE 2016-07-06: the fix is currently in testing, and has been available through the rc-proposed channel for the last week. It is expected to be available in the OTA-12 stable release (mid July).

UPDATE 2016-12-27: the fix is out in stable for some time now.

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  • High priority, I would have it down as a blocker. Without the keyboard option it kind of makes the browser unusable until it is fixed. That is unless people want to copy and paste. – Phil UK Jul 4 '16 at 22:49
  • Seems like now Firefox is not in the repository. – Velkan Aug 10 '16 at 12:14

The issue is already fixed on rc-proposed channel.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote on 2016-06-16: #13

This bug was fixed in the package libertine - 1.2+16.10.20160615.1-0ubuntu1


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  • Great news. Lets hope that the size of the browser is fixed soon too and then we will have another browser we can use on our phones and tablets. – Phil UK Jul 28 '16 at 23:28

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