iPad, virtual mini keyboard, why?

Hello, I am sure I am overlooking something obvious, but can’t find a solution.
I am working Dorico on the iPad and start inputting lyrics into a song. Sometimes I get this mini virtual keyboard displayed (like on an iPhone/smartphone). I have not found a way to switch back to the “normal” keyboard. I noticed though, when trying to write this new post, even here I suddenly see myself confronted with this way of inputting the letters…


Trying to input lyrics:

The way Apple suggests does not work in my case. If I try to pinch and zoom I get letters all over the place…

How to make your iPad keyboard full size

  1. Place two fingers on the floating keyboard.
  2. Spread your fingers apart to enlarge the keyboard back to full size.

[Edit] I have found a solution, thanks to a little YT video. This seems to be a bug in iOS at the moment: if the pinch and zoom way doesn’t work, one might have to close and reopen the application and (important) start the text input (in our/Dorico’s case the Lyric Input Tool) with the finger - and not the pencil. Starting with a pencil click seems to activate the tiny keyboard instantly.

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Good info, thanks.