Strange Keyboard Issue

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  1. spud

    spud Junior Member

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    Just started to have a strange keyboard issue start.
    I am using the stock Android Keyboard and whenever I click on anywhere to type anything the keyboard pops up fine but no keyboard input works. I can click on any key but no text is generated and the blinking cursor doesn't move.
    A reboot solves the problem for a while but not for long.
    This has only started happening since the last 3.2.1 update but am not sure it's connected.
    Anyone else having this happen or have any thoughts.
    I should also add that I have cleaned the screen well so a dirty screen is not the cause.

    Thanks
     
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    Try downloading any of the free keyboards from the market.

    (Actually, I recommend just buying Swiftkey because its totally awesome).

    It could just be that the keyboard language pack has a problem (corrupted), and selecting any other
    keyboard might fix it. I
     
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    SwiftKey installed and seems to be working great -thanks.

    Acer Support's fix was a factory reset which I didn't want to do and lose the installed apps and the work in setting it up the way I want.
     
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    You can also try to to to Settings -> Manage applications -> All, look for "Android Keyboard" (or the one you use) and then click on "Clear data". It will affect only the keyboard, nothing else.
     
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    My keyboard was going wild in portrait mode, but clearing the data fixed the problem. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Another option in the settings screen is to clear the KB CACHE. After a few system upgrades, the cache gets a bit screwy. I had an annoying screen flicker when using the KB. After a CLEAR CACHE it has been very stable since. My daughter's has also stabilised after a clear cache.
     

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