On-screen keyboard can't be dismissed

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  1. antaine

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    Hi! I've run into a problem in that I've got a new Jetech bluetooth keyboard, but when it's connected, the on-screen keyboard comes up any time the cursor is put into a box requiring typing, and it cannot be dismissed. Hitting F3 does nothing, and even hitting the "hide keyboard" button on the on-screen keyboard itself does nothing. I restarted the iPad (iPad 2) without the keyboard being connected, and the on-screen keyboard behaved correctly. As soon as I connected the bluetooth keyboard, however, the bug appeared and the on-screen keyboard is just there, eating up the bottom half of my screen for no good reason.

    So, not only does connecting my bluetooth keyboard NOT prevent the on-screen keyboard from popping up like it's supposed to, but it actually makes it totally persistent. Help?
     
  2. scifan57

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    Have you tried unpairing, then pairing the Bluetooth keyboard? It sounds like it's not properly paired.
     
  3. antaine

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    Yes. It turned out that the problem was that I was using a 3rd party keyboard app (tried it with both Swype and SwiftKey), and they have a different mapping for the F3. When I switched back to the iPad default keyboard, it worked fine.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know what caused your problem. Your solution to switch back to the default keyboard may help others with the same problem.
     

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