Thank you for your post.
I'm having some confusion with your post.
When you edit a field, the keyboard appears along with the "Previous" and "Next" buttons. If the field is towards the bottom of the display, then the layout is shifted upwards so the field can be edited. When finished editing, the layout should return to its original display. I don't understand when you say "drop in", as I cannot replicate this manner. My Status Area always comes up from the bottom. Can you be a little more specific?