Is there a way to press a button without closing the keyboard on Android?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By blurrred

If I press a button on Android with the virtual keyboard open, the keyboard closes. I would like to prevent this behavior for certain buttons. Is this possible?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: blurrred

This is the best I could figure out on my own. Attach this script to the button you want to click without lowering the mobile keyboard.

extends Button

func _input(event):
	if event is InputEventMouseButton && \
	event.button_index == MOUSE_BUTTON_LEFT && \
	event.pressed == true && \
	point_in_square(event.position, global_position, size) == true:
		emit_signal('pressed') # since we set the input as handled before it reaches the GUI (button), we must manually emit the pressed signal.

func point_in_square(inner, outer, size):
	if inner.x > outer.x && \
		inner.y > outer.y && \
		inner.x < outer.x + size.x && \
		inner.y < outer.y + size.y:
		return true
	return false

We check if the event is a mouse button because Godot actually registers button clicks on phones as mouse button clicks. Don’t believe me? Try printing the event from _input(event) on a Button and see that it gives you both an InputEventScreenTouch (which does not trigger the button) and an InputEventMouseButton, which does.