09-17-2017 02:27 AM
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  1. Hoku001's Avatar
    When you type a text message, the keyboard slides up and the message box slides up above it so you can see what you're typing. That's the way its supposed to work. I just started seeing this today.

    Now, my keyboard is covering the text message box so I can't see what I'm typing. I have to hit the back arrow to make the keyboard go away so I can see what I wrote before sending it. But not just text messages, seems like the keyboard is covering up ALL text boxes in everything making this phone pretty useless.
    Madam ImAdam likes this.
    12-19-2015 02:58 PM
  2. threezit's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    12-19-2015 10:05 PM
  3. EMitchell's Avatar
    When you type a text message, the keyboard slides up and the message box slides up above it so you can see what you're typing. That's the way its supposed to work.
    Not sure what happened to your setup, but your description is exactly how mine works. In fact, I can't make my keyboard cover up the typing area, I just tried and couldn't make it happen. Have you changed anything recently, like font size?
    12-19-2015 11:39 PM
  4. Hoku001's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    Wow, that's it! I didn't know if you press and hold the space bar you can re position the keyboard - that's why the keyboard was covering the text entry boxes. I certainly didn't do that intentionally, so it's good to know how to "fix" it. Hell, I can see that being a total show stopper - how the heck is this supposed to be a feature? What's the point of floating the keyboard over your text entry box? I mean, when would anyone need that?
    12-20-2015 12:18 AM
  5. threezit's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not sure when that would be needed. I'm sure they had some good reason to build it into the keyboard.
    12-20-2015 02:54 PM
  6. gvp 1995's Avatar
    Thank you! Your post saved me a hard reset.
    05-05-2016 06:32 PM
  7. gvp 1995's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    Thank you! This saved me a hard reset!
    05-05-2016 06:33 PM
  8. Z80_Man's Avatar
    Hi,

    It comes from the software toolbar, that occupies some of the screen area. I guess you don't have this kind of problem with models having a separate toolbar, as the whole screen is then used to display the app.

    Apart from moving the keyboard around, the cure is actually pretty simple : just retract the bar by swiping it up. The keyboard will then drop to the bottom and allow the app to display as it was originally intended.

    You can experiment this very easily, as such an obvious app as the Windows Store is suffering from this stupid bug :

    1) Open the Windows Store and search for anything using the top search bar

    2) You'll see up to 4 answers below it, then there should be some links below them : "Search in music", "Search in games", etc., finishing with "Searching all".

    3) Notice how the last choice can't be accessed ! This is because the keyboard is too tall.

    4) Retract the bottom bar, and magic ! the whole list is now accessible.

    So it's actually a big drawback of the onscreen bar. I've even found an otherwise very nice astronomy app that's unusable because it forces this bar open (probably to allow to get back after changing settings or entering a submenu), overlapping important buttons at the bottom of the screen and keeping them out of user's reach. VERY frustrating ! :(

    Software programmers have yet to take those onscreen bars in account... It's probably too new for them. Maybe there are not enough models having this "feature" yet and they just didn't realize it existed.

    They would need to either consider the actual usable screen surface is reduced and adapt the display, or not try to force the bar open...
    05-09-2016 09:24 AM
  9. celestinepeter's Avatar
    Thank you so much. I was so irritated since i couldnt see the text box while typing was making a lot of mistakes while texting. This was a quick fix. :-) thanks a lot.
    05-17-2016 05:40 AM
  10. Mark Moriquendi's Avatar
    I am also experiencing this problem -
    It seemed to start when my phone updated recently (and I wasn't aware of it)

    I can type okay when rotating the screen, but I can't access new message options in the text app
    As you said, that damn bottom bar is covering up the bottom of the screen, but unlike what you have mentioned above, I can't remove the bar or reset it

    Any ideas?
    08-25-2016 08:58 AM
  11. Mark Moriquendi's Avatar
    Oh, I have a Lumia 635, btw
    08-25-2016 09:00 AM
  12. Daimon1701's Avatar
    Hello

    just had the same experience.

    I've got a Lumia 635 with windows 10 version 1607 build 10.0.14393.67 updated yesterday. I've got the keyboard now covering the text while typing.

    If I go to landscape mode, then I can see the text.

    Tapping the spacebar doesn't help (keyboard seems locked). Any other idea except tapping the spacebar?

    Thanks in advance.
    09-01-2016 04:19 AM
  13. Dentiparsley's Avatar
    Have the same problem with Nokia 635 - according to 11 keyboard tips that will help you type faster on Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central tip 9 moving the keyboard will only work for screens larger than 5".
    Disabling text suggestions won't help either.
    Any solution?
    Thank you
    09-01-2016 12:01 PM
  14. BanAnanas's Avatar
    The same problem, also Nokia 635, drives me crazy since last update. I also can't see any buttons located on the bottom of screen. For instance home and other buttons on messenger, or camera button if I try to take photo via messenger. I only somewhere see upper half of button, which is impossible to press.
    09-01-2016 05:29 PM
  15. Rory Lettera's Avatar
    same problem. This i s pretty ridiculous.
    sidtek50 likes this.
    09-07-2016 07:42 PM
  16. Jed Bland's Avatar
    IN addition since the update its no longer possible to select messages to delete or forwatrd them.

    And to think I bought a phone so I could send texts. Ridiculous
    09-17-2016 10:02 AM
  17. ashram's Avatar
    IN addition since the update its no longer possible to select messages to delete or forwatrd them.

    And to think I bought a phone so I could send texts. Ridiculous
    are you on the insider fast ring? as I can still select messages to delete or forward....
    09-17-2016 02:52 PM
  18. Jed Bland's Avatar
    Not intentionally :-(
    09-18-2016 04:07 AM
  19. obakir's Avatar
    same problem happens in 2-in-1 PCs in tablet mode.
    09-18-2016 07:19 PM
  20. Yugant Gawde's Avatar
    Dragging the keyboard worked fine for me. Didn't know you can actually drag the keyboard wherever you want in mobile phone.
    10-03-2016 11:38 PM
  21. Robin Pretorius's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    you sir, are a champ. Typing this now from a correctly positioned keyboard thank you :D
    10-11-2016 02:55 AM
  22. BanAnanas's Avatar
    Fixed in newest update
    10-17-2016 04:40 AM
  23. Srijit Karak's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    Thank you. My problem is solved. :)
    11-22-2016 07:07 PM
  24. tobersheer's Avatar
    this trick has not worked for me...
    01-03-2017 01:04 AM
  25. tobersheer's Avatar
    I think that if you press and hold the space bar, you can then drag the keyboard back to where its not covering your text box.
    this trick hass not worked for me :(
    01-03-2017 01:05 AM
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