Is Your Keyboard Disappearing Because of Background Agents?

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After updating to Windows Phone 7.5, have you noticed the on-screen keyboard randomly collapsing itself as if you had pressed the back button? Some users (such as Branislav Hupka) believe that this is due to a specific line of code that may have made it into certain apps by accident. The code: “ScheduledActionService.LaunchForTest” is used only for testing purposes and should not be included in the final release of your Mango-compatible app. A developer named Docteur G has posted the below video demonstrating how the keyboard disappears at exactly the time when a background agent starts to run. If you’re noticing a lot of keyboard disappearing issues or miss-presses, try going to Settings > Applications > Background tasks and turning off the background agents for all of the apps you have installed. It may be that only certain background agents are causing the problem, so feel free to turn on one at a time to see if everything is okay.

This explanation certainly makes sense to me since I had been using Mango since June and haven’t seen these issues until recently after installing apps with new background agents (since they didn’t exist until recently). Hopefully 3rd party developers can easily fix this within their own apps and/or Microsoft can fix it in a quick update.

Source: WMpoweruser

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!