delete a letter !

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  1. Andy Loba

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    My question may sound a little odd but I am used to using it on a regular PC keyboard.
    "How do you delete a letter when typing on the ipad incorporated keyboard" ? I know there is the back key that deletes letters to the left of the cursor but how do you delete a letter located to the right of the cursor ?
    Thanks for your help !

    Loba
     
  2. NumbLock

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    I don't know, but I just got my first Mac this week and it is the same way. Weird!?
     
  3. tosh.jc

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    Unfortunately, you have to place the cursor to the right of the undesirable character and hit delete! It doesn't operate like a normal PC keyboard with both a Delete and a Backspace key.
     
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    i can not answer this question on the ipad but on a mac KB you hold the fn key and hit the Delete key
     
  5. Andy Loba

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    I do not see any delete key on my ipad integrated keyboard !
    If anyone knows where it is located, please let me know.
     
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    Well bless your heart! I know that this doesn't help on the iPad, but that is a lifesaver on the Mac. +10 nerd points for you.
     
  7. vsstanton

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    Hold your finger over the area you need to correct...a bubble will come up with a line, move your finger so the line moves behind the letter you want to delete, let go and the backspace...
     
  8. Andy Loba

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    Thanks vsstanton but I already knew about the backspace.

    As a matter of fact, when you write ""move behind the letter you want to delete"" you should have said "ahead" not "behind" in order for the backspace to work !
    What I was looking for was a simple way to delete a letter sitting ahead (to the right of) of the cursor so I don't have to go through the bubble process.
     
  9. wrecklass

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    There is no way to do that on the iPad. I'm surprised you asked because Apple designs perfect products and clearly there is no need for such a function, or they would have included it.

    -1 to you for failing to grasp Apple brainwa....design decisions.

    ;-)
     
  10. Andy Loba

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    N'importe quoi !
     

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