keyboard not working in Forum app

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  1. derpudel
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    for some reason, I can't get the keyboard to type in the "message" field using the app for this Forum. Anything I need to "enable" to get this to work? I can only post using the web-based site for this forum..

    thanks in advance...this is my first ipad, and so far, really like it, except for a few niggly things.
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    I use my keyboard all the time. I just touch the section where I want to leave the message and when the cursor appears I start typing.
    Does it work on other apps or sites? This is iPad 1 right?
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    Also, I notice from your avatar an iPad with the Apple keyboard dock. Could just be coincidence, but wondering if you're referring to the on-screen keyboard or the keyboard dock.

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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 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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    Whatever the issue was, it has resolved itself. Keyboard is working fine now with forum.
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    Great to hear - that's the magic of the iPad! It has a mind of its own.

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