Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by ebunny42, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. ebunny42

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    iPF Noob

    Aug 25, 2011
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    Hi, all: I performed a self-administered pre-frontal lobotomy in February 2011 and kept scooping out brain parts until switching from a Microsoft / Windows XP-based HP laptop to a MacBook sounded like a good idea. My wife and I liked the MacBook so much we decided to buy an iPad2 this morning. Now I'm trying to figure out where the "Back" button is, and why I can't delete stuff, and mostly how to send stuff to my network printer. I hope this site will help me through the early days.
  2. twerppoet

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    iPad Legend II

    Jan 8, 2011
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    Hi ebunny. Welcome to the forum.

    There may or may not be a back button in an app. If there is, it will be to move back through the app's screens. To get out of an app you tap the Home button on the front of the iPad.

    If you want to go to an app you were previously running, double tap the Home button. The Mulititask bar will pop up with a list of your recently running apps in order of last run. The more recent apps will be frozen in RAM, and ready to run right where you left of. Older ones will have been purged from RAM, and may or may not have their last run state saved. Depends on whether the developer chose to do so.

    To delete unwanted apps, tap and hold on any app. When all the icons start to jiggle tap on the x to delete them. You an also drag them around to rearrange them, or drag them on top of each other to create folders.

    Printing is more trouble.

    You either need and AirPrint compatible printer: iOS: AirPrint 101

    An app like Print n Share (works with most wi-fi printers, but must be running in the background on the iPad to work) or other printer apps (many and varied in their features).

    Or you can teach your main computer to pretend to be and AirPrint printer and share it's printers; AirPrint Activator (free, limited, Mac and PC), Fingerprint (versatile, Mac or PC), Printopia (most features, Mac only).

    There are a few other options, but in my opinion these are the best three choices.
  3. Gabriel1

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    iPad Legend

    Mar 11, 2011
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    Hi there and welcome.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html & hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    The Archangel

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