soft keyboard not hiding after txt send in handcent

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http://androidforums.com – i have a galaxy nexus on tmobile, running jb4.3 been using handcent for a long time and after i press send, it would automatically display the conversation thread. now it just sits at the keyboard screen (in landscape). i can press back to get to the thread but idunwanna. looked for an option for this but couldnt find one in either the handcent options or the google keyboard app. do i need a different keyboard? anyone else notice this about the new handcent? (5.0) thanks! (General)