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    Is there a DEL(ete) key on the keyboard

    Sometimes the backspace key is not enough. I need a delete function on the keyboard also. Is there one hidden somewhere?

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    I don't think there is. There would need to be arrow keys for a DEL key to be really useful.

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    Your finger is your arrow key. If you hold your finger over text, it becomes a magnifying glass which you can then drag around with your finger. You'll notice the cursor moves around with it, just like how arrow keys would move the cursor around.
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    ipad's dont make mistakes, so you dont need a delete key. You must be doing something wrong.

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    The back key

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    Oh forgot,,,, done very carefully and selectively

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    I did wished for a DEL key before, then I discovered I can just cut them .
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    I'm waiting for someone to create a new improved keyboard that offers the complete arrow nav keys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleorchid View Post
    Your finger is your arrow key. If you hold your finger over text, it becomes a magnifying glass which you can then drag around with your finger. You'll notice the cursor moves around with it, just like how arrow keys would move the cursor around.
    Yea, its not the same. Its annoying compared to simple arrow keys. If I want to go back a couple characters and correct something, its annoying to have to move my hand, hold the screen, delicately move the cursor back, and let go instead of just tapping a left arrow a couple times.

    Also, when a text field is at the very top of a screen, its impossible to use the magnifying glass because your finger is directly on top of it or it is off the screen completely. Just adds another step to what should be simple.
    Last edited by muyoso; 07-26-2010 at 11:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muyoso View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleorchid View Post
    Your finger is your arrow key. If you hold your finger over text, it becomes a magnifying glass which you can then drag around with your finger. You'll notice the cursor moves around with it, just like how arrow keys would move the cursor around.
    Yea, its not the same. Its annoying compared to simple arrow keys. If I want to go back a couple characters and correct something, its annoying to have to move my hand, hold the screen, delicately move the cursor back, and let go instead of just tapping a left arrow a couple times.

    Also, when a text field is at the very top of a screen, its impossible to use the magnifying glass because your finger is directly on top of it or it is off the screen completely. Just adds another step to what should be simple.
    I was with you in the beginning but after using the magnifying process for awhile it becomes natural.. Keep pratcing, soon you'll sware by it, OR sware at it


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