Playbook browser not detecting all swipe gestures?
I picked up a 16Gb Playbook for my wife on Friday in the sale. I've always liked the device. I'm seeing strange things happening in the browser. Say I'm reading BBC's news site. If I swipe down the height of the display to scroll, it only scrolls say 10 pixels. This happens on a lot of sites. It's almost like it can't process all of the swipe events. Has anyone else seen this? Thanks
11-20-2011, 09:46 AM #2
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I've tried different gestures attempting to mimic the scrolling behavior you described. The only way I can get the 10 pixel movement is to stab at the screen and that is literally hit and miss. Try following through on your scroll input. Better yet, learn to bezel scroll. The scrolling action on the PB is beautifully fluid.
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11-20-2011, 10:57 AM #5
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You may simply be swiping too fast for that site. I believe I've seen on sites with loads of Flash ads that I have to swipe more slowly and deliberately, rather than just a "quick flick", or it doesn't keep up. Try a firm stab at the top, then move your finger down the whole screen over the course of about one second. If it doesn't keep up, it's likely not what I'm talking about here.
11-20-2011, 06:23 PM #7
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- 11-20-2011, 06:36 PM #8
I've been well over 1,000 sites since May, and have NOT experienced that problem once. If swiping is a challenge its a good possibility that the OP's PlayBook is defective. I say take a trip back to the store and get a new one
BBC News - New clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Load the page, then scroll up and down. On my Playbook, the browser's CPU usage is so high it's missing swipe events.
Unfortunately it's not a workable solution. My iPad2 can easily handle the page; it has lower specs, less memory and they're both webkit browsers. So I can't understand why the Playbook struggles, unless it's a really old version of Webkit.
- 11-21-2011, 01:34 PM #12
Edit: I just went to the link. Java script on, flash on and it scrolls perfect for me. I'm tethering to my phone, not bridge.
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- 11-21-2011, 03:58 PM #13
Took about 6 tries to type the url correctly but it loaded and I can scroll fine (using wifi). Text, map and aerial photo. Up and down and back again. I did get a bit of checkerboarding when it first loaded and I tried scrolling down but now its fine. Oh, right both Flash and Java were on.
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11-21-2011, 04:01 PM #14
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Maybe overreacting - with reboots and all
How are you holding the playbook?
Took me a while to discover that one of my fingers was placed on the touch sensitive bezel area - redefining it to a two finger swipe instead of a one finger swipe. Caused weird erratic behaviour that went away when I held it differently lol.