Topic: mdb-material-chips Does Not Add New Tag On Enter On Android Devices Using Chrome

ewgiddings free asked 3 years ago

Expected behavior Using the "Adding new tag" method listed here: it says Press Enter to add a new tag to the input element. This adds a new tag to the input on Chrome on Desktop and iOS, but on Android devices pressing the blue Enter/Return does not add a new tag to the input. On my site it skips to the next input in the form.

Actual behavior Using the mdb-angular-chips component to add new tags does not work on Android using Chrome. It does not allow you to add a new tag. On my site it makes the input lose focus but leaves it without creating a new tag.

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Question Is this a big, or how can I fix this odd behavior? If it is not a bug - what method creates this new tag and how should I be calling it?

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

The "Enter" button I was describing is a blue button with an arrow icon pointing to a line that looks like this: ->|

Also, as mentioned this is part of a form so when I press this Enter button it only switches the focus to the next input element with adding the tag as it does on every other device/os.

Bartosz Termena staff commented 3 years ago

Thank you for reporting this problem, we will take a closer look at that.

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

@Bartosz Termena

Ok, please let me know if there is a work around to solve this while you take a closer look? This is breaking my website on Android devices and that is the most popular device for my users.

Is there a method I can call to have them be added as tags without pressing Enter/Return? I can maybe use the space bar being pressed to add the tag for the meantime on Android while this is being looked at? I would need to know a method to call to make that happen, is there one?

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

@Bartosz Termena

Have you been able to see the issue? Is there any hope of it being fixed or finding a workaround? I still have not found a way so any help is appreciated. None of my users can add products to my website right now.

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff answered 3 years ago

For now you can try to use this workaround:


<mdb-material-chips #chips [(ngModel)]="addtags" name="chips" (input)="onChange($event)"></mdb-material-chips>

<button mdbBtn color="primary" (click)="onClick($event)">Add tag</button>


  @ViewChild('chips', { static: true }) chips: MaterialChipsComponent;

  hideElement = true;
  addtags: string[] = [];
  value: string;

  onChange(event: any) {
    this.value =;

  onClick(event: any) {
    this.chips.addValue(this.value, event);

Of course you can attach the onClick() method to other element, here is the example for space bar:

<mdb-material-chips #chips [(ngModel)]="addtags" name="chips" (input)="onChange($event)" ("onClick($event)"></mdb-material-chips>

Hope that helps for now. We will continue our work to resolve this problem.

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

Thank you for the quick work around. I will implement that and keep an eye out for when this is resolved :) Can I ask you a favor to post on here when it is fixed so I do not need the work around or send me an email when it is fixed?

I appreciate your swift troubleshooting of helping me with a work around!

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 3 years ago

The fix should be available in 2 weeks (26.08). We will let you know in this thread.

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

@Arkadiusz Idzikowski Will that fix require me to update to version 8? Or will it be patched in the version I am on too (7.5.4)?

ewgiddings free commented 3 years ago

Also as a note I added this.value = ''; to the onClick event to reset the value string then disabled the add button if the value string was empty. Disabled adding a '' string and also double adding a value...

Please let me know about if this fix will be back ported to 7.5.4 when you get a chance? Or will this fix only be for the latest 8.x.x version?

Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff commented 3 years ago

Unfortunately this fix will be available only in next 8.x.x version.

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Specification of the issue

  • User: Free
  • Premium support: No
  • Technology: MDB Angular
  • MDB Version: 7.5.4
  • Device: Google Pixel 3
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Android
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: Yes