DUTOIT Thank you for this.
I hadn't even considered creating my own... I think for now I'm just going to keep it as is and if the time it would take to create a nice looking key board becomes worth it, ill circle back.
I did how ever find hack that seems to work most of the time (at least on my galaxy s4) its not a 100% but its enough for now. I just added wait of 0.1 sec before triggering the focus event for the text box after I show it. Oddly enough if I set the time to short or too long it doesn't work but there appears to be a Goldilocks time frame that if focus is called at just the right time it seems to work. Go figure
Thank you again for taking the time to help