Does the iPad 2 have a virtual keyboard with arrows?

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  1. agreenberg19

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    I am accustomed to having arrows for non-destructive movement left and right in an input field. So far, I have had to point with my (fat) finger in a field in the approximate location and use the backspace key to move around and make corrections.

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  2. s2mikey

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    Nope - and I agree that its an oversight on their part. Even just a good old Delete key that deletes chars in front of it would be fabulous. Otherwise, I love typing on the ipad 2 keyboard. I hope they take care of it with a software update!
     
  3. Seadog

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    I think there are apps that will add that function to a keyboard, but not every keyboard function is possible or practical on a touchpad design.
     
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    Pardon me if you already know this (and just didn't mention it), but there is a function to allow you to "zoom in" on your typing to manipulate the cursor easier. Just tap and hold the screen and a little magnifying glass will pop up. Then, by watching what's showing in the magnifying glass, you can precisely put the cursor where you want.

    No, it doesn't replace the arrow keys and I, for one, agree that Apple should have given us arrows. But, until Apple changes their minds and gives us arrow keys, maybe the magnifier will help?

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  5. ssarmazi

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    I bought a bluetooth keyboard precisely because of the lack of 4 arrows. Couldn't take the tap-and-hold-and-zoom nonsense! Best thing I ever did- I'm wondering how I managed without this keyboard. I can even do ctrl-C, ctrl-V, all my usual shortcuts...run, don't walk, and get a BT keyboard.
     
  6. anaurelix123

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    No It dose not it only has the keys I have one in fact I'm using it right now
     
  7. JewelGarden

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    Thanks for the reminder on the magnifying glass, it really does help when I don't have my keyboard handy.
     
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    As others have said there is not one which is very surprising. I would gladly pay for one that had the arrows and a layout like the 5 row keyboard in cydia.
     
  9. bandy

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    This morning I serched for this information ....the arrows on the keyboard...ups..thxs for reminding regarding magnifying glass. ..It was quite helpful to know one more missing feature. Cheers for everyone.
     
  10. Autumn.Witch

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    Details of the keyboard you bought would be very useful if you are willing to supply them. I'd love to have something like that to take the pain out of the arrowless typing that drives me mad.
     

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