Am I missing the obvious?

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    While on the iPad, when I want to quote someone in a post, I hit the quote button, but then the iPad has no way to scroll down to the end of their post in the little box and out of their post to type my post.

    Please tell me this makes some sense? I can quote people's posts fine on my desktop, but not on my iPad.

    I swear this just doesn't happen to blondes in Cali.:eek:
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    I hate that aspect of the ipad also... and posted about this earlier.... basically no GOOD intuitive way to nav a text box. There is a way that sorta works sometimes, but it is pretty unreliable in my hands. It involves planting one finger in one part of the text box and swiping with another finger. It works about 25% of the time for me... not much better than cursor placement, which is also very iffy.

    I really want good ol fashion arrow keys... doing Telnet is awful without them as well...
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    Put your finger in the text box until the retina [magnifying glass] comes up. Then move you finger down, it will scroll down thru text and get to the end.
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    Whoa..hmmmm. that isn't exactly what I mean and that is not exactly what happens. I don't get the full quote ..I try to crop some of it and the end quote just drops off.

    I guess it will stick to MacBookPro for commenting in forum. Can't spend so much time scrolling and then losing 1/2 of it. And I never know what I have included until it is posted.

    But that doesn't mean I am bashing the iPad. It just means I am a slow learner!

    Thank you for taking the time to answer.
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    Thank you.
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    If I am understanding your question to scroll in a box you use two fingers in the box you want to scroll in. One finger will scroll the web page and two fingers next to each other and swipe up and down in the text box will move only the content in the box. It does take some practice until you get the hang of it, I also will use both thumbs one on each side and move them up and down at the same time.
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    Yep. Inside the text box, use 2 fingers together to scroll. Make sure your fingers are inside the box. It sometimes makes it easier if you enlarge (zoom) the page sometimes.
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    Okay! I use that magnifying glass in Pages, but didn't know I could conjure it up here.

    Thanks!
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    I also didn't realize how to scroll text boxes when I first got my iPad but it worked out good I did a search and that's how I came across this site so it worked out great. I found a great site and learned how to scroll plus many more ineresting things since joining.
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    As was already stated to navigate frames use 2 fingers.
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    I've never used the extended keyboards, but i think they allow you to used keyboard functions as if you were on a MacBook or laptop. :confused:
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    I have not had the need to even try this. Lately, when I quote someone to reply, the end of their post is there, so there has not been a need to have to scroll down.

    Wonder if I am losin it, or they fixed it!:D
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    There's another way too. At the right corner of a reply box there are two arrows. The lower one makes the box longer with each tap. Just do it until you see the whole of the text.

    Another trick is to go near the end and click the return button a dozen times and then the erase last button the same number of times. That will bring you a dozen of those hidden lines.
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    I am so keeping this thread near! Thank you!
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    What bugs me the most about blogging with the iPad is not being able to upload pictures. And selecting stuff is downright tedious unless you use the Bluetooth keyboard.

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