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Author Topic: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?  (Read 222 times)

sevenlayermuddle

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Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:25:48 PM »

This afternoon, I was trying to type the word 'volvo' into a google search box in Safari.  It echoed 'olo'.  Obviously fat finger syndrome, I was missing the target button, so I tried again.   Same result.   No matter how careful I was, when I tapped 'v' the virtual key button containing 'v' flashed in acknowledgment, but nothing was enterred in the text box. ???

I fixed it by forcibly unloading and reopening safari, after which normal operation was resumed. So it was a software bug, probably with roots in memory shortage as mine's an old iPad 2.   But it amused me that a virtual keyboard could have what appeared for all the world to be a mechanical fault. :D
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Re: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 11:44:22 PM »

  :)
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Re: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 05:23:59 AM »

Sometimes I find that I can't hit enter in Safari on my iPad Pro, I fixed it by either hitting refresh or by hitting the keyboard-microphone-icon twice.
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Re: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 09:03:01 AM »

Just last week I reported a bug in the Opera browser. They have a feature called speed dial which is enhanced bookmarking. The bug is seen when editing an existing URL by hand. If you type the letter f it jumps out of the edit box into a search box and so I was unable to make the change I wanted.

I was rather pleased with summary line I submitted: No f in edit speed dial.
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sevenlayermuddle

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Re: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 09:11:24 AM »

 :D
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Re: Mechanically broken key on iPad virtual keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 01:26:25 AM »

 ;D
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