Hello all-

I was trying to ask a question on SO using my iPad and as I was typing, the window kept repeatedly scrolling all the way back up to the top of the screen and jerking around, preventing me from seeing what I was typing. This is currently happening right now as I ask this question too, so I apologize if there are any glaring typos.

This did not use to happen until right now, so I'm guessing it's a recent regression. Could someone look into this and try to get it fixed? It's making the site really hard to use on my iPad.

Thanks so much!

  • See: Everything is grayscale on my iPad? - "I hope Mobile Safari has fixed their WMD issues..." (and see also: Screen flickers composing an answer from iPhone)
    – Shog9
    Mar 1 '11 at 22:50
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    @Shog9- The thing is that I've been using an iPad for months now without this ever coming up, and all of the sudden it just started up. I may be missing this, but what's the connection between the iPhone screen flickering and the iPad input messing up? Mar 1 '11 at 23:51
  • @templatetypedef: my guess (and I can't test this) is that this is a bug with Mobile Safari caused by the recent return to the full version of the site for iPads.
    – Shog9
    Mar 2 '11 at 3:25
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    @Templatetypedef - are you using the latest iOS for your iPad? I am testing with version 4.2.1 and don't see this. Mar 2 '11 at 16:07
  • we can't reproduce this. Can you specify what version of iOS? Mar 7 '11 at 4:04
  • I am using 3.2 and it has only started to happen to me this march. It does not happen to comment section. Only in ask a question and answer rich input boxes. I type and the window scrolls to top so I can't see where I am typing.
    – basarat
    Mar 20 '11 at 18:30
  • Yup... I had an old version if iOS (3.2, I believe). Just updated to 4.3 and now it works just great. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you about this! Mar 23 '11 at 8:00
  • When you click on the preview text while typing a question/answer, it tries to scroll up incoherently (at least in Firefox), which is rather annoying to me. Think this might be related?
    – Joey Adams
    Apr 18 '11 at 20:54

I've seen this behavior elsewhere, but don't recall seeing it on so.

Testing on an iPad with 4.2.1 right now, I can't reproduce the problem for questions or answers.

  • It is happening in iPad 3.2 iOS
    – basarat
    Mar 20 '11 at 18:31

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