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Access the virtual keyboard in Mojo Apps [webOS 3.0.2] 5

by Adam Marks Fri, 05 Aug 2011 9:44 pm EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0.2 and higher

When you run a phone-based mojo app on the TouchPad, many of those apps show up in the phone emulation mode because they have not been (or can not be) updated to run as full-screen apps. Since those apps were built for a phone with a keyboard always available, some apps had compatibility issues since there was no way to trigger the virtual keyboard in webOS 3.0.0 if there was no text input box. In addition, the initial webOS 3.0.0 release had some bugs that could cause the keyboard to not pop-up at times. Luckily, the webOS 3.0.2 update brought with it a dedicated keyboard pop-up button (  ) on the bottom-right of the screen when running a non full-screen mojo app. Just tap that icon and the virtual keyboard will pop-up for your typing pleasure!

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This is one big enhancement of the emulated apps on the Touchpad over the iPad. iPad emulation of iPhone apps, uses the smaller keyboard in the emulation window. With the Touchpad, the entire "screen" is visible, even with the keyboard up. (Like you slid out the keyboard on your Pre.)

Good tip, I couldn't figure this one out for the VNC PDK app.

Rotate. Next we need rotate buttons so we can rotate the emulator if needed.

Great. Now if webOS 3 would only scale up emulated apps to a decent size. And why not build in the Ubuntu compatibility that WebOS Internals has been working on? And while we're at it, bring back Classic for old-school PalmOS apps. Leave no operating system behind. If you can't beat'em, assimilate'em. I am Leo Apotheker of HP, resistance is futile!

I really need this Button in Fullscreen Mojo Apps!!!!!