On iOS Safari in desktop, opening the software keyboard scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character
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In the Web visual editor, the tool bar plays hide-and-and-seek-and-greyed, so the user cannot insert a special character.

Safari on iOS 8.2 on iPad in landscape.

I go to fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montréal.
In the middle of this long article, on a section, I click modifier.
I get the Web visual editor.
I edit the article...

I click somewhere in the article.
I have the iPad keyboard.
I want to insert a special character with the tool bar of the visual editor. But the tool bar is missing.
I dismiss the iPad keyboard.
Now, the tool bar is here. But its interesting parts are greyed. So I cannot insert a special char.
To have the working tool bar, I need to click in the content. But, when I click in the content, the tool bar goes away.

So I cannot insert a special character.

It would be nice to resolve this bug.

Thank you.

Nnemo

Nnemo created this task.Apr 8 2015, 11:21 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from The tool bar plays hide-and-and-seek-and-greyed, so the user cannot insert a special character to Opening the software keyboard in iOS Safari scrolls the toolbar out of view or deselects the content.Apr 8 2015, 11:24 AM
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Nnemo renamed this task from Opening the software keyboard in iOS Safari scrolls the toolbar out of view or deselects the content to Opening the software keyboard in iOS Safari scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character.Apr 8 2015, 11:28 AM
Nnemo renamed this task from Opening the software keyboard in iOS Safari scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character to On iOS Safari, opening the software keyboard scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character.Apr 8 2015, 11:33 AM

There should ever be a "mostly" greyed-out toolbar; it's either disabled or it isn't.

Nnemo added a comment.Apr 8 2015, 11:42 AM

There should ever be a "mostly" greyed-out toolbar; it's either disabled or it isn't.

Indeed, when I load the visual editor with the link modifier of the whole article, the toolbar is here with its buttons enabled, although there is no keyboard on my iPad. Clicking in the content brings the iPad keyboard. Then, dismissing the keyboard makes the toolbar mostly greyed. This is inconsistent.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from On iOS Safari, opening the software keyboard scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character to On iOS Safari in desktop, opening the software keyboard scrolls the toolbar out of view, and dismissing the keyboard brings a mostly-greyed toolbar, so the user cannot insert a special character.Aug 11 2015, 1:13 AM
Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Lowest.

On review, this works fine on the actual mobile site. Consequently, I'm de-prioritising this, as we don't encourage people on mobile devices to use the desktop site.