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  1. Kmrovnak

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    I'm new to the apple world. Getting used to it quickly. I like it but have had a number of quirky problems that are confusing.

    Why does a blank browser page replace my words with friends page sporadically? I don't want to pay $58.00 for the answer to this question. (ask the pros would charge that)

    Also, YouTube videos and other movie clips on the internet seem to buffer a lot making them very irritating to try to watch.
    I think I need a basic course in iPad use. Hope to find some good info on these forums.
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  2. giradman

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    Hi Kmrovnak - welcome to the forum! :)

    Your questions are rather confusing - please explain each much more clearly - there are plenty of great people here willing to help - good luck!
     
  3. Kmrovnak

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    Words with friends: when playing this game and it is my turn to play I can see the board with all the plays. If I just look at it for a while, that screen goes away and a blank browser screen appears. When I close the browser screen, the game board screen reappears. I would not expect this browser interruption while I am just looking and not touching the screen. I don't remember if this started happening after I upgraded to the new os5 operating system. I can understand the power saving feature which I think I have set for 5 minutes turning off the apps. But this auto switching to the browser screen doesn't make sense to me. I hope this is enough info. And is there a way to put this question in the correct forum? Thanks.
     
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    Hi Kmrovnak and welcome to the Forum,

    I am a little confused by your comments also. But I'll take a stab at it. I don't know if you have updated to IOS5 or not but if you double press the home button this will bring up your multi task bar along the bottom. Here you will find all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. It is a good idea to clear this out occasionally, I do it every night. Long press one of these apps until they start to jiggle, a red minus sign will appear on each one. Press the red minus on all of them, this will just close them not delete them. Whenever an app plays up its a good idea to do this as a first remedy and then try it again. It is also a good idea to do a restart occasionally, hold down the power off button, top right hand. Long press until a power off slide appears, slide this and your screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When this disappears your iPad is now off. Long press the power button again until the apple logo appears. It will take a few seconds and then your iPad will restart. See if this makes a difference to your problems. If not then a reset is the next step. Hold down the power off and home buttons simultaneously, you will see the power off slide appear and then disappear. Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start again now. This is a reset and will clear a host of problems. Also make sure you are within a good range of your wifi coverage when watching YouTube and the like. I find when I'm not it will begin to buffer.
     
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    Do you think that the screen is refreshing itself by going to a blank browser page? Maybe words with friends still needs to update on their side with the major changes with the OS.
     
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    I also play words with friends, great game. If you follow what I have said above I think this will fix your problem. Let us know how you go.
     
  7. Kmrovnak

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    I'm not sure what you wanted me to do. But all my apps are up to date. If there's a mis-match between words with friends & the os, I don't know how to roll back the os or resolve the problem. This happens even when I'm entering words in the chat box. it is not waiting dot the other person to play. I may try purchasing it because maybe the ads are affecting it.
     
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    Oops, Leelai, i see what you are saying. I'll try closing the app. Etc. I'm only getting white X in a black circle. No red minus. I know I did something like this when my email froze a couple months ago. I had to wait till the battery ran down and then recharge for me to be able to use the iPad again.
     
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    Words with friends interrupted by random browser blank page

    I was able to get the red minus & closed all the apps. This may have caused the problem to happen less frequently, but is still happening. I'll try shutting off the iPad now.
     
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    How did you go, did it help any? I'm so glad you didn't press the white crosses, this would have deleted the apps, but they do ask you first if that's what you want to do. I once had a problem with words with friends and had to delete it and then reinstall again to fix it. I do hope the problem has ceased.
     

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