Equivalent of right click and posting smilies

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  1. evennewerbie

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    A good part of my Internet use is participating in forums. On my PC I can do several useful things with a right click. Can copy and paste. Can just copy the address of a post, and then paste which is useful if I want to refer it without actually quoting.

    And I can use smilies/emoticons. It took some time to get proficient but sometimes I can drag and drop them into a post, sometimes can highlight the emoticon, Copy, and paste into the post, sometimes I copy an address into an 'Insert Image' box that is at the top of the forum and then I will see it when I either 'Preview Post' or post.

    None of this seems to work with my I-pad. Sometimes a blue square with a ? comes up, visible on the IPad but not on the computer screen.

    I know the I-pad also has its own emoticons which I can call up - sometimes and sometimes not dde10

    (There - before a miles was showing above, now not, now I try again )

    I don't like them much and I would like to use the much vaster publicly available range.

    How can I do this and other right-clickety things on the I-pad?
     
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    To simulate a right click with your iPad, it's mostly tap and hold, and then there are different options you may choose from:


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    Or even more:


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    APOD

    It's the same when you try to paste something: long tap and hold


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    And something like this will appear.
     
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    Also, look at Settings - General - Keyboard - Keyboards. See if you can add an emoji keyboard.

    Then, if you write something, you can change keyboards by tapping the globe next to the number-button. When I do it, I can choose between three keyboards:


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    When I tap "Emoji", I have a large variety of smileys ... I can choose from:


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    This is just a small part of my possibilities.
     
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    dde10 Yes I do have the emoji keyboard. Firstly I do not like them much and on my PC I access a much larger variety that I like better.
    Secondly they do not always work, you can see in my first post that what were supposed to be emoticons, and were at first, have been replaced by short codes.

    Now I try some more.

    dde33 dde15 dde3c ddcbc.

    I don't know what you see, whilst drafting I saw emoticons, but after I posted I just see codes like 'dde33'
     
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    It's right, you can't use them here. :-(
    There are just a few, which you can see when in website view and posting, if I remember this right.


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    When you look at them with the app, they look like this:
    :thumbs::eek::thumbsdown::eek::(:p:confused::ipad-keyboard::ipad-case:

    There are also some where you just need your normal keyboard: :) :) :( :-( ;-) ;) 8) :p
     
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    dde33 dde15 dde3c ddcbc.

    :dde33: :dde15: :dde3c: :ddcbc:

    Nope, not working

    :)
     
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    Sorry, as I told you before: the smileys from the Emoji keyboard don't work in iPF. :(
     
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    Not sure what you are saying here. I did succeed in posting a smiley using these colon-bracket type codes which are fairly universal in sites. :) :) :( :-( ;-) ;)

    A few of them I remember though never needed to before except In sms's, What is even the point of the emoji keyboard if nothing comes up?

    I can see 3 versions of your post. One on the thread. Different vision of smileys if I click on the post and see it on its own. In the quote I have before me while writing it is different Gain with no smileys visible.

    :confused smiley:

    Oh and as I write this I can't even italicise, I have to write out square bracket I etc.

    Strange that iPad and thjs forum are so backwards in this respect. : no offence smiley: :)

    I don't get it - when can you use these emojis? What is the point if you can't?

    It's not just this forum I can't post emoji and other smileys, it's all forums (except I think I can use each forum's own in-house smileys but I want mor than that).

    At the moment I often have a forum page open on iPad and my PC at the same time! write text on IPad then decorate or do difficult things with the PC, but not a very satisfactory or rational system.
     
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    You're able to italicise in website view.
    You have more possibilities there than through iPF app itself.
    You can change the font and it's size...


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    My post in website view
     

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