Weird box in IBooks

Discussion in 'iBooks' started by wayneborean, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. wayneborean

    wayneborean iPF Novice

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    The puppy was bugging me for a treat. Me being an old softy, who she has wrapped around her front paw I was trying to get one out of the package, while holding onto my IPad with my other hand. Kleo (yes, she is named after that queen of Egypt and that is the correct spelling) got her treat and when I looked at my IPad there was a strange little white box in IBooks. It looks like a standard text box, the same sort we've been seeing since MacOS, GEOS, GEM, OS2, and the unmentionable OS from Redmond moved computing away from text mode (I'm old - punch cards and main frames are what I learned on).

    Problem is that the box sits in the middle of my book shelf, and won't go away. Even worse, when I open a book it is still there! It's a real nuisance when you are reading. Yes, you can work around it. But it is frustrating.

    The box doesn't show up in any other application that I've checked.

    Wayne
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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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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    wayneborean iPF Novice

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    Perfect!

    For those who have had similar issues Tim's solution number 1 worked a treat.

    Thanks Tim.

    Wayne
     

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