A week ago I blogged about how to comment on Facebook using the new iPad app. It seemed that a lot of people who found my blog were searching for a solution to this, which I thought was odd because it’s a pretty easy thing to do. Well, thank you to reader Leyla, for clarifying what she thinks so many people are actually looking for: how to comment on Facebook using the new iPad app using a wireless keyboard! A-ha.
When using a wireless keyboard with an iPad, ,”For some reason the ‘Send’ box just doesn’t appear when you’re in the app,” Leyla commented, and unfortunately she’s right. And from what I can tell, there’s no way to fix it.
The only way I can post a comment when using my wireless keyboard is to pull up the iPad on-screen keyboard. I hope that most wireless keyboards have the same functions: I pull up the on-screen keyboard by pressing the function (Fn) button, then the number 6. (Or whichever number button on your keyboard has an illustration of a keyboard on it.)
When I’m using just the wireless keyboard, there’s no send button in the comment box. See below. And when you hit enter, it just moves your cursor to the next line.
But when I pull up the on-screen keyboard, it appears. See, there it is: