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From Andy Muchmore <andy.muchm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problem with text mode input on mobile devices
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:01:31 GMT
thanks - I get it

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Mike Jumper <mike.jumper@guac-dev.org>
wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Andy Muchmore <andy.muchmore@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have the opposite problem - when a text box opens up in our Java
> Applet on
> > the server side it fails to bring up the text keyboard for either the
> iPhone
> > or the iPad - the cursor is in the text box but no virtual keyboard -
> works
> > perfectly for devices with keyboards
> >
>
> The text input mode that Remco is referring to is the input method
> provided by the Guacamole web application itself:
>
> http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/doc/gug/using-
> guacamole.html#text-input
>
> That is the intended way for users of mobile devices (and users
> lacking physical keyboards in general) to enter text. The intent is
> that the user selects that input method, and their native on-screen
> keyboard opens up as a result, along with some handy buttons.
>
> Beyond that, it's not really possible for a remote desktop solution
> like Guacamole to know when your Java applet displays a text box (or
> that a text box is focused within the remote desktop and keyboard
> input is appropriate). As far as remote desktop is concerned,
> everything is purely graphical, and that text box is no more than an
> image of a text box. To the human sitting in the chair, it's not all
> that different, but from the perspective of the software, it would be
> like asking that the keyboard open whenever the image of a bird
> appears [1].
>
> - Mike
>
> [1] http://xkcd.com/1425/
>



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