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by Adam Marks Wed, 28 Sep 2011 9:30 am EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0 and higher

When you are filling out forms on the TouchPad, many fields will provide you with a dropdown of values to choose from instead of field where you input raw text. You may notice that the dropdown listing doesn't always use up the entire screen to display possible values, but instead are stuck in a small window. There are two reasons why this happens.

First, if you still had the virtual keyboard shown on the screen prior to tapping the dropdown field, this will reduce the "available" screen space for the dropdown selection. If you dismiss the keyboard first and then tap on the dropdown, the values listing should take up as much space as needed on the screen.

However, there are other times when the selection list is small for no obvious reason. In these scenarios, tap elsewhere on the screen to exit out of the dropdown without choosing a value and then tap on it again. The second time you load up the listing should utilize the entire screen.

 

 

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Thanks for the Tip.
Apart from some of the other problems the TP has, can someone tell me why when I have been working with various apps open or even after I close everything I can get games to load? I'll touch Angry Birds or a variety of games and the glow will happen behind them and then just goes off without the app opening.

webOS 3.02 is immature and uncooked. They have to redo everything on Enyo. So lot of things got missed. I am hoping webOS 4.0 will fix them........... just joking, they will never get fixed.

I think there are too many drop-down values in apps like Calendar as it is. Do people really make appointments for 9:17?

If I want to note when a train goes or a bus it's cool to be able to enter 7:27 if this is the actual time the train goes. However, I don't need this in the drop down either. I could enter it manually for the rare occasion.

The title should list this as a Bug workaround, not a Tip.

hp touchpad on gossip girl premiere episode .. And was shown 3 different times in detail

http://www.phonesontv.com/2011/09/27/gossip-girl-s05e01-yes-then-zero-se...

hey cool thanks for the tip...i was not knowing that we can do so much with dropdown values..
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