How to dismiss keyboard on mobile

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at
Tue May 15 15:00:01 EDT 2018

Jacque… that backkey does work… (hehe) my handler 

on backkey # need for android
   put the effective working screenrect into tScreen
   if (item 4 of tScreen-item 2 of tScreen) < 650 then
      # assume keyboard if up
      pass backKey
      if the short name of this stack is "journal" then
         send mouseup to widget "go-back"
         send mouseup to widget "go-home-portal"
      end if
   end if
end backkey

was perfect.. I just to use to hitting the key.

what does work in: 

on returnInField
   focus on nothing
   send "backKey" to me in 100 milliseconds
end returninfield

a) Android still allows me to put a CR.. this breaks the search
b) Send backkey from message path does nothing.

So, now I need to:

a) NOT have to CR be entered in the field and
b) have a way to prevent hitting the search button but with keyboard up,

Hmm seems like a bug to me. 

On 5/11/18, 11:19 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of use-livecode at> wrote:

    Having tested this, I see it is the mobile equivalent of returnInField 
    and has nothing to do with the loss of focus. The focus remains on the 
    The dictionary is misleading and probably shouldn't mention focus at all 
    -- which it does three times

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