Loss of focus when clicking on Station / clicks are not registered properly / accessing an input field requires multiple clicks / focus is not switched to the displayed app / focus is lost when typing

(Godefroy) #1


Since last version (I think), when I don’t have mouse focus on Station, I can’t directly get focus on an input field (eg: Slack message) or click on a button (eg: Gmail Archive button) in Station. I need to click 2 times: 1 time to get focus on Station, and 1 click to do the wanted action.

It starting to be annoying. Any idea how to fix this problem?

Thanks :slight_smile:

Minimize Doesn't Work When Window is Inactive
Google drive/docs/ window not in focus when switching between apps
Google Docs loose focus on space switch
Switching workspace doesn't apply focus to window (breaks keyboard shortcuts)
Clicks not being registered
Station window loses focus when inactive
Cursor losing focus while typing
Station loses focus when switching between apps using keyboard
From Chrome to Station: G Sheet
(Julien Berthomier) #2

Hi @Godefroy ,

We couldn’t reproduce. Seems to be the exact same behavior on Chrome for instance (if I have my focus on Station and want to click on an input in Chrome, I have first to click on Chrome then on the input again). Could you send us a video of this specific behavior?


(Godefroy) #3


I just made a screen recording of the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lllvfrb54bh0b9k/2017-12-21_16-21-38.mp4?dl=0

It’s not quite visible as I struggle showing clicks on video, but every time I wanted to focus on an input, I had to click only once on Chrome (left) and twice on Station (right).

(Julien Berthomier) #4

Thanks @Godefroy. Strange I still wasn’t able to reproduce at all. I see you are on Windows, that could be the reason why. I’ll have to check that on Windows to see if it comes from the OS.

(Julien Berthomier) #5

Hi @Godefroy - I checked on Windows and it’s indeed a specific bug on Windows only. This won’t be a priority for us to fix it in the near future as our roadmap is already pretty packed but we’ll let you know once it is.

(Alberto Eger) #6

Hi there! Same exact problem for me. If you could fix it in the future would be AWESOME! Thanks :slight_smile:

(Ewald Van Zyl) #7

Same for me. Is it related to this bug? -> Minimize Doesn't Work When Window is Inactive

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OS: Mac OS Sierra
Generally, clicks do not register well in Station.It’ll take 2, 3 presses of buttons before the app responds. It’s annoying yes, but it’s also critical in things like gmail “Did it send that email, is the app hanging up or working?”
The app is great guys, I like the idea but it not registering clicks on the first go is forcing me to go back to chrome for a variety of tasks.

I thought it was a processes/ram issue but have been able to recreate this while only station is open.

(Rob Weddell) #10

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

My problem is that when switching between spaces on macOS, Google Docs loose focus and require that you click on the page before you can continue typing. Makes typing notes on Station impractical. Doesnt happen on Google Sheets.

Really love Station regardless though! Thanks

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger — Switching between spaces on macOS.

  • :boom: Issue — Google Doc page no longer in focus (cannot type immediately).

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — macOS 10.14.2

  • :gear: Station version — 1.35.0

(Jon Miller) #11

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

When I switch from station to another app (using command+tab on macOS for example) and then switch back to Station, my window still shows the google doc as active, but I can’t resume typing or working without clicking into the document. It’s like when I switch back to station, it isn’t recognizing that the app should be focused on the doc window, rather than station itself.

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger — Switching between apps

  • :boom: Issue — google drive doc window not taking focus

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — macOS 10.14.3

  • :gear: Station version — 1.39.1

(Eduardo) #12

The issue I’m facing is:

Within Station, when working within a google sheets document.
I’m typing within any cell.
I switch screen to chrome.
Come back to Station.

I will have to double-click in the cell to be able to continue typing inside. Whereas previously, I would still be able to continue typing within the cell I was originally working on.

If I use shortcut cmd+f to search within the sheet, it displays the search function for station, not google sheets.

This is a recent change from the last update, huge productivity loss.

Thanks a lot for your work - station is great.

Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger:
  • Issue:
  • Explanatory gifs/pictures (we really need that :pray: ):
  • OS version:
  • Station version: latest, it’s always the latest, that’s because the shiny button that appears is so annoying and attention taking that you have no choice but clicking it! ;-o
(Vincent Debergue) #13

FIXED in v1.41.1

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

When switching between tabs using keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+tab or cmd+number), the last focused app (using mouse click) keeps the keyboard focus. The focus is not switched to the displayed app.

:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger
  • Have a station with several apps (like 2 slacks)
  • Go the Slack1, put the cursor in a text field
  • Switch to Slack2 using only keyboard (Slack2 is displayed on screen)
  • Type something (or use a slack shortcut like cmd+k)
  • :boom: Issue
    The keyboard inputs are sent to Slack1 instead of Slack2

  • :desktop_computer: OS version — MacOs 10.14.2

  • :gear: Station version — 1.40.1

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(Jeff Davis) #14

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

When typing in multiple apps on macOS 10.14.3 the cursor loses focus and half of what I type is not there. This has happened on 2 different Macs with multiple applications.

Stationversion 1.40.1






:warning: Mandatory details

  • :gun: Trigger

  • :boom: Issue

  • :movie_camera: Explanatory gifs/pictures

  • :desktop_computer: OS version

  • :gear: Station version

(Vincent Debergue) #15

This seems fixed in the latest version v1.41.1

(Ian Miller) #16

:writing_hand: Brief description of the issue

When switching between workspaces, the focus is not given to the new workspace.

Example repro steps:

  1. Load a Slack workspace, send a message
  2. Switch to a Gmail workspace (using mouse)
  3. Hit “u” to jump to inbox/check mail

Expected result:
Gmail should have focus and hitting “u” should apply the keyboard shortcut to the web application.

Actual result:
Station has focus and the keyboard shortcut is lost. What’s worse, is that if the user uses the keyboard shortcut in Station to switch workspaces (i.e. CMD+2) instead of the mouse, then the previous workspace keeps the focus and hitting “u” sends the input to the previous application. I have many times entered “uuuu” into Slack (previously focused workspace) while looking at Gmail (new, just switched-to workspace). Very frustrating.

:warning: Mandatory details

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(Ian Miller) #17

Confirmed fixed in 1.41.1!!! So much better.