Help! My playbook keyboard is sketchy at best!
I dont know if anyone else is having this issue but it is annoying me beyond belief.
Ill open up the browser and click the address bar to enter a website address, the keyboard will pop up normally.
Ill enter the www. and on the 3rd or 4th letter the keyboard fails to respond. Ill do the diagonal swipe from the corner to bring it down and back up still doesnt work.
it does this EVERY time i open the browser on my first attempt to enter an address.
The keyboard also fails to respond in other situations, for example typing a document it will cut out half way through a word, or type a random string of letters which I didnt touch!
My only solution is to close the offending application and restart and usually this will make the keyboard go back to normal.
It has been happening prior to the newest update and after the newest update..
anyone else having this problem? is my only option for a fix to do a security wipe?
- 02-15-13, 12:11 PM #2
Here's somethings you can try - System Reset your PlayBook.
Connect your device to your PC and use a computer cleaner software and set it to your PlayBook's allocated drive (which will be something like "Z:" but don't set it to "C:" unless you want to clean your computer up).
- CrackBerry Master
02-15-13, 12:21 PM #3
- 1,318 Posts
I had similar problems (and worse - with horrendous keyboard lag most places) - following advice from other (very kind) CD members I fixed the problem(s)
Backup your PB - do a Security Wipe - Restore your PB - et Voila..... All works fine!
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-15-13, 12:44 PM #6
- 307 Posts
BigAl_BB9900 - this would be fine except my PB fails all attempts to backup.
Keyboard lag is much worse since the latest update. Its like type wait 2 seconds then key appears and beep sounds. Next keystroke is fine maybe. Lag is a real issue with PB.
- CrackBerry Master
02-15-13, 01:36 PM #8
- 1,318 Posts
I assume you have read all the 'how to get your PB to backup fixes' on here..... I have to turn off wi-fi, bluetooth etc (but NOT using the airplane mode - for some reason that doesn't do it), do a hard reset, re-check wi-fi is still off, and then...... most of the time the damn thing will back up.....
- CrackBerry Addict
02-16-13, 04:39 AM #10
- 573 Posts
before deleting everything on the tablet, my advice would be to check you are not just "losing focus" in the app when typing.
My experience is, the swipe command to show or mask the keyboard is completely independent from the app. So, for instance, there will be applications with text fields where you can raise the keyboard even though no text field is in focus: in such a case, whatever you type, nothing will happen in the app, because no field is selected.
Indeed the best way to get an 'active' keyboard is just not to 'swipe it up' but to actually click inside the app text field: in this case, it's the app itself that calls the keyboard up, and it does listen for your typing.
So, before 'deleting and reinstalling everything', just try this first: when in 'keyboard trouble', just click in the text you were typing. This will wake the app and tell it you want to type, and in principle the keyboard should not only activate, but turn 'listened'.
I click on the browser address bar, it types for about 3 letters then stops, if i click the address bar again it still does the same thing until I either close the app or swipe down the keyboard a bunch of times until it resets.
i think a reset is gonna be the only thing that resolves it at this point.
- 02-26-13, 04:40 PM #12
Re: Help! My playbook keyboard is sketchy at best!
Search CCleaner in Google. Also, one thing I didn't mention was that the browser tends to lag on start up. I try entering the www., and nothing happens, so I click elsewhere and then back on the address bar- voila! Everything's fine.
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