click_adsI read the open letter that a so called ex-Google Employee divulged to the public accusing Google of banning hundreds of web publishers from its AdSense advertising system.

Some say it could be a disgruntled publisher that got banned. However, after reading the article, there were some points that I had to agree.

I won’t deny I got banned at first by clicking on the ads myself. However, my wife opened up one of her own and there was even no self-clicking that happened. This thing they call click-bombing wherein someone else, perhaps a competitor or just someone who wants to ruin the publisher for no reason at all starts clicking the ads on websites.

Naturally, AdSense will see it as an illegal move, hence the ban. That was what happened to my wife’s account¬†and it seems that until this day, Google still has not done anything to solve this kind of problem.

Oh, and do not waste your time trying to email to appeal because they never reply back which holds true based on the expose that was shown to the public.

The accusations could be possible.¬†But of course the accused will always deny. There are many AdSense publishers who are angry because of this expose. They just hope it ain’t true.

Have you read it? If not, read it here and let me know what you think.

I tried quite a number of suggestions while I sifted through the Stackoverflow forum but one of them worked without hassles.

It is short and simple: simulate a tap on the EditText component.

You can do this by doing:

That’s all.

Of course, when doing it programmatically, the first thing we do is call requestFocus() but there are certain cases where the soft keyboard will not show up. The code above will ensure that the soft keyboard will always show when it is called.

I bet you get confused why the ListView object does not capture click events at times. Ever thought that maybe the components within each ListView entry contain components that accept input events?

Take for example EditText or a Spinner? If this was a regular TextView, then there will definitely be no problem when it comes to capturing click events in the OnItemClickListener or OnItemLongClickListener().

What you can do to fix this is to set your EditText component to disable events so these such events will be relegated to the ListView.

You can do this by setting android:focusable=”false” and android:focusableInTouchMode=”false” in the XML layout file. Try it and check it out.

You will see that by setting these attributes to false in your EditText, your ListView object can then capture click events.

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