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    Arrow keys on the keyboard?

    Hey guys, I've got a simple Q - Where do you find the arrow keys (up, down, left, right) on the keyboard?

    I find it frustrating when working in pages or numbers and I can't move through a body of contents with the arrow keys. I've had my iPad 2 for about 3 months and still don't know where the arrow keys are?

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    Sorry, but there are no arrow keys on the stock /default keyboard.

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    Wow really?, I can't believe that, thanx for the reply tho.

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    If you didn't mind the expense, most bluetooth keyboards have the keys you've been missing and will convert your iPad into a classy 'netbook' at the same time! Like you, I can't believe the arrow keys aren't already included in the stock keyboard. They're far easier than the touch, wait for the bubble and move procedure IMHO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockdogza
    Hey guys, I've got a simple Q - Where do you find the arrow keys (up, down, left, right) on the keyboard?

    I find it frustrating when working in pages or numbers and I can't move through a body of contents with the arrow keys. I've had my iPad 2 for about 3 months and still don't know where the arrow keys are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockdogza View Post
    Wow really?, I can't believe that, thanx for the reply tho.
    What do you need them for specifically?
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    Whilst it may not be much used to you if you have your iPad2 updated to 5.1 (since it cannot currently be jailbroken), a jailbroken iPad can utilise arrow keys on the device. See this tweak for an example - iKeywi HD for iPad - The new 5-Row Keyboard Tweak!

    If you would like more information on jailbreaking, please head over to our hacking section and read all of the stickies in there - iPad Hacking
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    and here - Jailbreaking Methods for the iPad
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    Personally, once I got used to it I haven't really missed the arrow keys. A bit of practice tapping, holding, selecting and otherwise figuring out how the selection tools work was all I needed.

    It's not like moving between the mouse and keyboard on the desktop. Now that's cumbersome (and yet I've been doing it so long I barely notice it.)

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    I hope you know that you can select text by tapping and holding until you get the magnifying tool that can select between text.

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