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Ipad and forum problem.

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by soogoo, May 18, 2011.

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    I have tried searching the forum for this but no matter how I phrase it nothing comes up although I know I am not the first to have it.

    I can't use my iPad to post on eBay forums. With my first iPad I could type in the text box but it was invisible but posted ok, now I can't even do that, the keyboard just won't come up. Is there a fix?
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    Thanks for trying to help but I wasn't having trouble with an app. I use eBay direct from Safari. I have just had to restore my ipad2 from a backup whilst trying to instal 4.3 which I hoped might provide a fix, the whole thing started to go tits up so I had to abandon it. When I plugged the iPad back in it treated as a new one. Hey ho so I restored from a backup and had to reload a couple of new apps. I still can't post on the eBay forum though. Would it work with the eBay app perhaps? A net search brings up lots of people that can't post on various forums but no one seems to have a solution.
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    As far as I can tell, it is an ebay forum problem.

    It doesn't work with Safari, nor does it work with iSwifter, which is the common workaround for pages, which don't work on the iPad.

    The ebay app is only useful for selling, buying and browsing through items, but doesn't include the discussion board, so it won't be of much help.

    This doesn't really much, apart from realizing that it must be a universal problem with the ebay forum.
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    It doesn't appear to be just an eBay forum problem, if you do a net search there appear to be quite a few forums where the iPad won't work. Someone posted that they had sorted it by turning off RTE but I can't find it anywhere on the pad to turn it off. Why I wonder haven't Apple addressed this?
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    It's most often caused by the type of editor the forum uses. Some forums, including this one, let you choose between several editors in their user options. WYSWIG editors are usually the problem.

    I looked over the eBay forum (first I knew there was one), but it does not seem to have any options to set your editor type.

    Safari seems to handle some of the WYSWIG editors a bit better than the third party browses, so if it isn't working then you're probably out of luck. At least until/if, an app is made for the forum.
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    Oh well. One of the main reasons I bought the ipad was to be able to use it in my lounge in the evening so I was able to sit with hubby too. I spend a fair amount of time on one ebay forum in particular and it's a real downer that I can't use it in the evenings.

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