Problems with Ipad2 wireless keyboard and Yahoo mail

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    I've been using my wireless keyboard for a little while now with no problems, but today, I can't get it to work with my yahoo email. It works with everything on Safari and everything else -- but just not Yahoo mail. When I'm typing, the letters flash on the screen, and then go blank. The type doesn't move at all --always at the starting position. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Regarding your question do you go through the mail app to access yahoo mail? I'm not familiar with this mail at all or is it through the website? But I would recommend these steps:-

    From the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar along the bottom. It will show all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly, I do mine every night. Check and see if it is operating now, if not a restart is in order.

    Restart: Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will start again. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running smoothly. Now see if it is operating. If not a reset is the next step.

    Reset: Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. This is a reset.

    When an App or your iPad begin to behave strangely these are the first steps you should do to rectify it. Let us know how you go, good luck!!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Thank you so much! I've gotten the keyboard working again. I tried the 4 swipe -- but didn't know what you meant by the home key (have since figured it out and did turn off the apps. Good to know that that is a good thing to do to keep the Ipad running smoothly). I did the restart -- and that worked. I didn't know that that was the restart -- or how to reset. Very useful I really appreciate your help!
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    You're welcome! So glad it's working again.

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    Dear Leelai,
    Thank you for your instructions about closing ups, restarting and reseting. My keybord appear again. I am new to IPad2, not a techy, and always looking for great resources like this one. Josie
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    Hi Josie and welcome to the Forum!

    That's great it's working again! Enjoy!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

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