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Writing posts on iPad?

kirkbauer

Member
May 31, 2015
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242
Atlanta, GA
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.
 

fwgmills

Supporting Member
Jun 30, 2015
151
70
Roanoke, TX
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.
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Sep 21, 2013
19,279
13,947
West Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
 

Ugliest1

S85: "Sparky"
Aug 19, 2013
1,401
1,645
Victoria BC Canada
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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