Disable Android browser’s input overlays?

Finally, I solved this problem for Android 2.3 devices.

It is not possible to really remove the overlay, but it is possible to move the overlay outside the viewport.

The overlay tries to position itself to the same position as the input field.
It copies the width and the position offset which you assign with




But the overlay does not copy the position offsets which are assigned through

-webkit-transform: translate3d()

This causes several issues with JS libraries like iScroll.

But this also helps us to hide the overlay:

input[type="password"], input[type="text"]{
  -webkit-transform: translate3d(0, 10000px, 0);

You place the input field outside the viewport. Overlay positions itself beside it. Now you use translate3d() for moving it to the old position.

We use this solution already in our mobile web framework “qooxdoo Mobile”:

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