Unable to input text

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    Occasionally I am unable to input text in the messaging applications. The onscreen keyboard shows up but nothing shows up.

    Anyone else have this issue?
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    What messaging application(s) are you using? That will help people to troubleshoot with you.
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    Handscent but it also happened with the original Messaging application.
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    been using handcent for over a month and have not seen this....
    any pattern to it? using another app before texting?
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    Keyboard text messaging problem

    I am having the same problem, as well as a similar one... Every few times when I go to answer a text, from either the landscape or portrait on-screen keyboard, it comes up, but won't let me type... In portrait, the keyboard looks fine, but nothing types; in landscape, the keyboard comes most of the way up, but does not fully load, and does not let me type... I need to go out and back in to the text to get it to work... Physical keyboard always works... Is anyone else having this same problem? I am using the original messaging program that came with the Droid... I just want to make sure I don't need to replace the phone to get it to work right :wacko:
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    Do you have any issues with other text fields or just messaging programs?
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    I had a problem that whenever I'd type a text the search window would open and my text would appear. .......had to power off twice now to fix it
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    I've been having this problem also or seems to be the same. I get a txt while I'm on the home screen and (I have it set to pop up on screen), I push in the box to answer, my keyboard comes up and covers what I'm typing, so I can't see what the heck I'm typing unless I close the keyboard. This is really pissing me off. I'm wondering if the recent update messed this up cause it was working fine before.

    However, I did notice a couple hours ago if I have pandora up full screen and I get a text, then the msg jumps up on the screen while keyboard is open and I can see what I type. Very strange. I've tried all sorts of things and can't fix it.
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    that has happened to me with the stock messaging app, haven't seen it in a while though
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    I had this today with Handcent for the first time. I had to close the app and then do a search in the browser to get the text field to populate. After relaunching Handcent it worked properly.
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    I use the stock messaging app and have SMS Popup and it happened to me. It was too annoyingn for me because it would happen a LOT. I ended up uninstalling SMS Popup one day assuming it was the culprit, and the problem stopped occuring. Not sure if it's the same case with you, though. :/
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    I have it happen with the handsent pop up once or twice a week. Before the last update, when it would happen, I could still input texct, I just couldnt see it. After the latest update, if the text doesnt show, it isnt there. I just close the popup and open the app and it works fine from there.
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    I have the same problem, but I wasn't sure it was Handcent or the Swype keyboard causing it.
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    I have this happen to me at least once a week and its annoying as hell. By any chance do those with the issue use some sort of task manager?
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    Had that exact same problem one time this week. I am using the regular messaging app and sms pop-up. I just closed it out and reopened. No biggie. I look at it as one of those "chit happenes" moments. Now if it happened on a regular basis I might worry.
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