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Arrow keys on the keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rockdogza, Apr 18, 2012.

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    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.

    Marilyn
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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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    Arrow keys mail
    Arrow keys URL

    Available in the app store
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    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 - http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak...-ikeywi-hd-ipad-new-5-row-keyboard-tweak.html

    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
    Start here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2838-jailbreaking-explained.html
    and here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/24377-jailbreaking-methods-ipad.html
    and here - http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak-applications-tweaks/25824-ultimate-list-jailbreak-tweaks.html
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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.

    Sent from K48

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