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Writing posts on iPad?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by kirkbauer, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. kirkbauer

    kirkbauer Member

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    Sometimes this happens (my previous post) and sometimes it doesn't (this post), but when it happens on my iPad (Air2, latest iOS) it is annoying.

    Basically I click in this text field, type one character, then my keyboard goes away. I click in the field a second time, type a second character, and the keyboard goes away again, and so on.

    I try scrolling, zooming, splitting/unsplitting the keyboard, and eventually it stops happening, but I'm not sure which of those fixes it, if any.
     
  2. fwgmills

    fwgmills Supporting Member

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    This sometimes happens to me also, sometimes not. Although it hasn't happened in a few weeks. Could be server side. I typed this reply on my iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS.
     
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    99% of the time I read and post on TMC using an iPad and Tapatalk. I have also experienced what you describe, but not after just one character, it happens while I am typing fast and am well into composing a post. I don't know if it is a Tapatalk bug or if my fingers are hitting something they shouldn't. Can't figure it out. I do find that if I slow down and type more carefully it doesn't seem to happen.
     
  4. Ugliest1

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    Try going into "advanced" (button at bottom right under the text box) when that happens. Also I tap the screen at the next line down from where it starts (before I start writing anything) - you'll see the size of the cursor change. No idea why these things work/help.
     

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