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    No backspace?

    Why doesn't the ipad keyboard have a backspace??

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    It does, at the upper right above the return key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LannyC View Post
    It does, at the upper right above the return key.

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    Hello Meenie.
    You really mean no Delete key I think?

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    No backspace?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meenie View Post
    Why doesn't the ipad keyboard have a backspace??

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    As LannyC above said, that little white x on a black background top RHS of the keyboard is the backspace key. If you mean no forward space key, the iPad does not have it. Why? Err. Because?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The OB View Post
    As LannyC above said, that little white x on a black background top RHS of the keyboard is the backspace key. If you mean no forward space key, the iPad does not have it. Why? Err. Because?


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    Macs haven't had the forward delete for as long as I can remember. I was surprised the first time I saw it on a Windows machine.

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    No I mean a back space key. The X does move you back but iy erases as you go.i want to move without erasing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meenie View Post
    No I mean a back space key. The X does move you back but iy erases as you go.i want to move without erasing

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    To move the cursor back, without erasing anything, tap and hold on a section of text until a magnifying glass appears, then slide the magnifying glass until the cursor visible in it is exactly where you want, then remove your finger from the screen.

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    Scifan57 gives you the ONLY option. And I agree, it sucks. The docked keyboard does have a backspace key. I have never been able to figure out why the screen keyboard doesn't have this capability.

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    Maybe in version 5, eh (sighs)

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    Don't count on it from Apple. More keys would mean less room left to see what you're typing, or unacceptably-small keys. Some text apps do have keyboards with extra keys, including cursor arrows, and the tradeoff is obvious.

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