Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Arrow/cursor keys in virtual keyboard

This is a discussion on Arrow/cursor keys in virtual keyboard within the iPad Hacking forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Arrow keys is an often posted subject... but I'd like to make a request to JB tweak developers out there for a tweak I'd really ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    20483
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    London
    Posts
    109

    Arrow/cursor keys in virtual keyboard

    Arrow keys is an often posted subject... but I'd like to make a request to JB tweak developers out there for a tweak I'd really like to see someone develop... a tweak to include four cursor/arrow keys in the virtual keyboard like you get in physical keyboards. There's space in the previous/next bar to include them (say, on the right hand side).

    I can now touch type quite nicely on the iPad virtual keyboard but it's so frustrating having to move my finger up to the text, holding it still to get the magnifying glass and positioning it to the right place, then lifting my finger to find I'm off by a character and having to repeat the process all over again. Having arrow keys would be such a simple and convenient resolution.

    Absence of this one little feature stops me using my iPad in the work environment, typing meeting notes, etc.

    Maybe those "five row keyboard" devs could build it into their excellent tweak.
    iPad Air, iOS 7.x, 128gb space grey, 4G/EE # iPad 3, iOS 7.x, 64gb black, 3G/GiffGaff.
    iPhone 5s, iOS 7.x, 64gb silver, 4G/EE # iPhone 5, iOS 7.x, 32gb black, Virgin Mobile # iPhone 4s, iOS 7.x, 16gb black, TMobile/EE
    Mac Mini, OSX 10.9, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB disk
    Apple TV 3.

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Banned
    Member #
    12904
    Liked
    35 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, NC USA
    Posts
    3,655
    Heres the deal,
    the 5 row tweak uses preexisting keys, just in a different place.
    To make a keyboard with arrow keys, would require creating new keys, and creating brand new commands. That is probably very hard to do.

    Kudos to a dev that can do this.

  4. #3
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    20483
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    London
    Posts
    109
    Thx graywolf... I understand the situation better now :-)
    iPad Air, iOS 7.x, 128gb space grey, 4G/EE # iPad 3, iOS 7.x, 64gb black, 3G/GiffGaff.
    iPhone 5s, iOS 7.x, 64gb silver, 4G/EE # iPhone 5, iOS 7.x, 32gb black, Virgin Mobile # iPhone 4s, iOS 7.x, 16gb black, TMobile/EE
    Mac Mini, OSX 10.9, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB disk
    Apple TV 3.

  5. #4
    Banned
    Member #
    12904
    Liked
    35 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, NC USA
    Posts
    3,655
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenningsville View Post
    Thx graywolf... I understand the situation better now :-)
    I am not saying it is impossible, just saying it would be very difficult.


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Bluetooth Keyboard arrow keys
    By Jay in NYC in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-18-2011, 12:13 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 04:32 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 01:32 AM
  4. Cursor Keys.
    By RAC in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 03:51 PM
  5. iPad keyboard - arrow keys or lack thereof
    By martinc31415 in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 07:15 PM

Search tags for this page

arrow keys ipad onscreen keyboard

,

arrow keys iphone

,

arrow keys iphone keyboard

,
cursor keys on iphone
,

ipad keyboard move cursor

,

iphone keyboard arrow keys

,

iphone virtual keyboard arrow keys

,

virtual arrow keys

Click on a term to search for related topics.