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Disable F7 caret browsing prompt in UWP development

We are developing a Xamarin application focused on mobile and desktop (UWP). We found that F7 key is bounded to prompt a dialog about "caret browsing".

Looks like the implementation of this functionality is application dependent and the dialog only provides a setter for this configuration (please correct me if I am wrong).

We do not intent to implement such behavior and want to use this key to other end (our web app uses it and we are replicating the same functionality - long time customers are familiarized with this).

After hours searching, I could not find a way to permanently disable the prompt. It really does not make any sense why MS provide this dialog if we do not want to implement it!

Has anyone managed to solve this problem and can help us?

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RichardZhang-MSFT answered

Hello,

Welcome to Microsoft Q&A.

The Q&A platform does not currently support Xamarin-related topics. You can ask your questions on the Xamarin Forum, where the engineers are actively answering related questions.

Thanks.

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FloH-0474 answered

wrong tag/false close! @RichardZhang-MSFT

This is not a xamarin Problem at all.

This behaviour happens in any uwp application. The Question ist: is there any possibility to globally disable caret Browsing for apps i am developing?







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LewisRhondaFowler-2033 answered LewisRhondaFowler-2033 published

I would usually get it when I was logged out or with screen locked for my account... while it is an inconvenient, I just used PowerToys to remap "F7" key to "Alt+F7" and it has, so far in the past 24hrs, remedied my issue. I did do a restart after remapping but not sure that was necessary.

Hope this little trick helps others!

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RafaelGurski-4213 answered

For those keeping tracking on this issue:

We gave up Xamarin for UWP and tried out pure UWP.

After finding a lot of limitations and problems, we dropped UWP and went back to old Windows Forms using a modern UI Framework.

UWP seems to fit only really basic applications / mobile like apps. Xamarin for UWP is even worst.

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