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    Touch guides-why?

    I was noticing that the iPad keyboard has the look of the touch typing guide bars on the F and J keys. I have to wonder why they would go to the bother. Opinions?

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    apple likes photorealism in it's iconography

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    its just to look like a physical keyboard...aesthetics...obviously you cant feel them.

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    Speaking of feeling...a week or so ago I read an article about a company making some sort of film that goes on touch screens, that along with software I presume, allows you to "feel" things on the screen. Now if only I could remember where I read it! Not sure how it works, but was interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherhall View Post
    Speaking of feeling...a week or so ago I read an article about a company making some sort of film that goes on touch screens, that along with software I presume, allows you to "feel" things on the screen. Now if only I could remember where I read it! Not sure how it works, but was interesting.
    Now that does sound interesting. I guess it could have some type of photo-reactive substance that deflated or flattened under higher relative lighting. Darker areas would be slightly raised. Interesting.

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    First iteration had the Braille alphabet.

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    That's funny, I hadn't noticed. It does bug me that the letters on the keyboard dont switch between upper and lower case when you hit shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pallentx View Post
    That's funny, I hadn't noticed. It does bug me that the letters on the keyboard dont switch between upper and lower case when you hit shift.
    True, but that's probably another design choice for realism. After all, the keys on my physical keyboard don't switch either...

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    Is there a "tab" button anywhere on the keyboard?

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    I figured it was for a connection with the physical keyboard, but I don't get much use out of them there either. I do know that switching between keyboards can get confusing. I keep forgetting to hit shift when I start a sentence or I.


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