1. kuau's Avatar
    Well I wanted to do a post on my Surface 2 about battery life and saw the answer about turning off the email as it arrives and turned it on to check every 15 minutes.
    I hope this helps with battery life.
    But what I am really upset about is I cannot do a post on this site using my Surface 2 using the onscreen keyboard while using Metro IE11
    What happens when I touch this window, the keyboard pops up for a second than disappears. I am doing this post on my laptop.
    I purchased my Surface 2 just for running IE, Mail, FaceBook and You Tube. Hence the reason why I did not purchase a keyboard. I just wanted a tablet with a stable functional browser that also support flash.

    Any ideas or is this a bug?
    11-22-2013 01:16 PM
  2. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Well I wanted to do a post on my Surface 2 about battery life and saw the answer about turning off the email as it arrives and turned it on to check every 15 minutes.
    I hope this helps with battery life.
    But what I am really upset about is I cannot do a post on this site using my Surface 2 using the onscreen keyboard while using Metro IE11
    What happens when I touch this window, the keyboard pops up for a second than disappears. I am doing this post on my laptop.
    I purchased my Surface 2 just for running IE, Mail, FaceBook and You Tube. Hence the reason why I did not purchase a keyboard. I just wanted a tablet with a stable functional browser that also support flash.

    Any ideas or is this a bug?
    I'm not sure if it's a bug with the site or a bug with IE 11, but it is a bug. (I've noticed a few other funky things with this site and IE Metro as well).

    Anyway, if you 'reply with quote' or copy and paste some text into the message field, the keyboard will then work properly. You just need to go back and delete the text you don't want...
    11-22-2013 01:53 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    I don't have any problems with WPC and MetroIE. Do you have any tracking protection lists enabled?
    11-22-2013 02:09 PM
  4. kuau's Avatar
    Yeah for sure bug, I just tried IE11 in desktop mode and pulled up the onscreen keyboard. worked fine.
    Oh well another MS bug which I assume they will fix at some point.
    I am new to the Surface, was a long time iPad uses, actually went out and purchased the new Air, well right now under IOS 7.0.4 Safari crashes a lot. So I returned it and thought I would try a surface 2. I like the surface 2, except.. Form factor, kind of wide, may actually look at the new Nokia 2520.
    11-22-2013 02:11 PM
  5. kuau's Avatar
    I don't have any problems with WPC and MetroIE. Do you have any tracking protection lists enabled?
    Where would I check this?
    11-22-2013 02:12 PM
  6. iampwd's Avatar
    Just press the B (bold). Now the keyboard will stay.
    11-22-2013 02:20 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Tech staff has been notified.
    HeyCori and ShaneRay like this.
    11-22-2013 02:29 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    Where would I check this?
    Use Tracking Protection in Internet Explorer - Microsoft Windows Help

    But if you've never added any before then you won't have any lists downloaded.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-22-2013 02:40 PM
  9. AndroidRon's Avatar
    On my Surface 2 now and the site won't even let me log in properly to start a thread... can reply but when I go back to the main Surface 2 Forum page my log-in credentials blank out and you can't log in from there. Very odd IE11 behavior.
    11-22-2013 05:47 PM
  10. DBDev's Avatar
    I had this problem in the beginning with my RT, and tracking protection removed it
    HeyCori likes this.
    11-23-2013 10:56 AM
  11. Asrialys's Avatar
    Yeah, this happens on Windows Phone as well. Unfortunately, the BB code trick doesn't work. I end up having to use UC Browser or Tapatalk (if applicable).
    11-24-2013 03:27 AM
  12. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Yeah its the same on the desktop version of WPCentral on the phone. Keyboard just bounces down when you enter the text field.
    11-24-2013 03:33 AM

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