While I suspect that this is a ‘me’ problem (i.e., specific to my device), I am wondering if it’s a behavior others are experiencing–and if so, whether it’s more or less common. When I am editing using my phone (it’s new to me - a Google pixel 3 that I’ve had for only a few weeks), I notice that my cursor tends to get ‘suck’ by forcing a cell to continually and extremely rapidly refresh–like if I am simultaneously editing and clicking the ‘run’ arrow at lightening fast speeds.
I have tried several things to stop this behavior, but nothing seems to work:
- removing my case
- cleaning my screen
- cleaning all the edges of the screen
- decreasing edge sensitivity
- decreasing cursor sensitivity
The thing i find odd is that the phone inputs seem to work perfectly in all non-Observable contexts: I don’t have issues writing emails, inputting URLs, selecting inputs on normal webpages, etc. But this ‘refresh’ behavior is so disruptive that I can barely make edits to notebooks. With a lot of clicking around, eventually I can get the input to stop long enough to make a few edits, but often i can’t even scroll down within a cell because it keeps refreshing / re-running a cell and throwing me back to the top of the cell’s text area, or the cursor will appear frozen, or i can’t effectively track back and forward within a word. It’s not fun at all.
I don’t know if this is phone specific. I can’t find anything that sounds similar to this behavior when I search around on the Internet. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S3 (about 4.5 years old) as well as an iPhone 7, and I don’t recall ever experiencing this, but then again I didn’t ever really use my phone to work on Observable before.
Anyone else out there experiencing similar issues?