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Android input overlay scrolling and mispositioning on focus #32

frequent opened this Issue Jul 31, 2012 · 1 comment


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frequent commented Jul 31, 2012

I was happy I never ran into the yoyo-scroll on my Android until this morning... If I focus on an input element the page just goes into Autoscroll, jumping about a fourth of screen ever other second.

I tried fixing this with scrollTop (here), outline: none (here), as well as setting the respective elements css top:0 on focus.

I took apart my CSS and although I did not change anything on this element, this is the cause:

This is a fullscreen overlay above the actual page, which includes a form with the yoyo-causing input fields.

  .pop_fullscreen { 
       // safe
       margin-top: 0px !important; 
       top: 0px !important; 
       left: 0px !important; 
       right: 0px! important; 
       width: 100% !important; 
       height: 100% !important;
       // these 3 css rules cause the problem. 
 z-index:1005 !important;
 position: absolute;
 overflow: hidden !important;

The last three rules don't work together anymore. Using pos:absolute disables the keyboard and using z-index will cause the yoyo scroll. Only overflow seems to work.


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frequent commented Jun 18, 2013

some time ago, but I ended up having with the same problem on another project.

Possible causes and possible fixes

position:fixed & z-index seen here - this solved my problem

if you have an element with position:fixed and z-index on a page, any (all?) elements with position:absolute and using z-index must have a lower z-index value than the fixed element z-index.

-webkit-user-modify seen here

setting -webkit-user-modify: read-write-plaintext-only; on the input seems to help, when the issue is not position fixed/z-index

transform 3D/backface-visibility seen here

The function at the end of the thread is setting -webkit-perspective: 1000;-webkit-backface-visibility: hidden; on panel elements, which may also work. Modify to this, when using jQuery Mobile:

  var removeFlickerFixStyle = function () {

var addFlickerFixStyle = function () {
  var el = document.createElement('style');
    el.type = 'text/css'; = "flickerStyle";
    el.textContent = ".ui-panel{-webkit-perspective: 1000;-webkit-backface-visibility: hidden;";

  .on("panelbeforeopen", ".bare_panel", function (event, ui) {
  .on("panelbeforeclose", ".bare_panel", function (event, ui) {

outline: none/overflow:hidden seen here

When working with dialogs, setting this on the <body> when opening and removing it again when closing a dialog seemed to help.

disable all

This disables all transforms and is a good starting point to search for other causes:

* {
    -webkit-transform: none !important;
       -moz-transform: none !important;
        -ms-transform: none !important;
         -o-transform: none !important;
            transform: none !important;
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