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Why cant I type in the "text box" on certain websites? (on Fire)

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Initial post: Jun 18, 2012, 5:56:50 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 6:10:31 PM PDT
yes. sometimes the Kindle Fire "Silk" browser is useless, just doesn't work with entering text on some web sites. Maybe the web sites are set to recognize only certain browsers? ("user-agent" in http headers?) don't know.

maybe we should list some examples here.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 7:40:10 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 8:56:36 PM PDT says:
I've experienced this issue even in this discussions box. It always works if I close the keyboard then reopen it.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 9:03:18 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 19, 2012, 7:35:10 AM PDT
Even something as important as touching somewhere in the middle of the text entry box, to get the cursor positioned there (so you can delete some already-entered typos for instance) doesn't work reliably, with some sites in the Kindle Fire browser.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012, 1:34:39 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 20, 2012, 10:28:29 AM PDT
Amazon's Silk Browser for the Kindle Fire, is buggy, in many area's. Mostly it is a piece of crapware! quit using it!

Dolphin HD works consistantly, is very smooth, and is free. Get it at

Toshiba Thrive!

Posted on Jun 20, 2012, 2:51:16 PM PDT
I too use Dolphin HD instead of the Silk browser, and I have very, very few issues.
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