I wish Steve Jobs could read this

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  1. lifevicarious

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    I don't use those things but why wouldn't those apps use their own keyboards? Perhaps blame the apps as opposed to blaming Apple for not providing something most people don't need.

    The keyboards aren't huge to begin with, the more keys they have, the smaller each key is, or more real estate is used for the keyboard. Neither of those are solutions I want. These are designed for the masses, not the small minority of people who use certain apps.
     
  2. Pcunix

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    Blaming?

    Who is blaming?

    Look, I understand that there area bunch of morons out there jumping all over the iPad and maybe that makes people overly sensitive. But suggesting a way in which something could be made better isn't "blaming" anyone for anything.

    Was OS X a great OS when they had tcsh as the default shell? Probably for a lot of Apple folks it didn't matter and still doesn't because they never use Terminal. But this of us who do use it regularly knew that Apple had made a mistake, and we told Apple that the default should be Bash. Apple listened, and changed it.

    A lot of us will be using vnc, rdp, Webex and ssh. We need better keyboards and so will many other apps - it makes sense for Apple to do that.

    A lot of us work regularly with text - writers, web designers and others. We need better paradigms for text manipulation. None of that casts any blame, and implementing any or all of it won't change a thing for those who do not need these improvements.
     
  3. CaptKirk

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    If I had my one and only wish from Steve Jobs, much less from any other program developer, it would be a Microsoft Streets version for Apple and iPad. Call it iSreets or something, just do it..... I think this is the one peogram I miss the most since coming to the Apple world...
     
  4. lifevicarious

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    You are calling out Steve Jobs to do create a standard keyboard that most people will not use. As I said, the apps can use their own keyboards, write them. As I also said, I personally don't want keys that are useless to me (and probably most) taking up real estate on the screen or decreasing the size of the existing keys. I have used an iPhone for years now and I have never needed any of those keys. I can certainly understand that there are people who do, which is why I suggest you write the app developers, not Steve.

    And I disagree that it won't change things for those who don't need it. Yet again, where do you think those keys will go? If it is done at the app level, you are absolutely correct, it won't impact those that don't need it, but given that your request was to Steve Jobs, it's obviously you want it at the OS level where it absolutely will impact all of us.
     
  5. lifevicarious

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    I don't know much about Streets but there are plenty of GPS driving apps. What does streets do that others don't?
     
  6. NumbLock

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    :p



    -Numb
     
  7. Temp40

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    how do you find his email address? I have a couple questions I'd like to ask actually.
     
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    sjobs@apple.com

    Let us know if you are the one in a million he replies to ;).
     
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    Time is on our side. I was wanting to download pics from Facebook yesterday. It may happen someday. Being able to download them in groups would also be nice, but that is on Facebook. We all have our wish lists. Eventually most will be available.
     
  10. Pcunix

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    Ok, I get it now: you are all ticked off because you think my idea would cost screen real estate.

    It wouldn't. You have two .?123 keys now; if one of them called up a third keyboard that was programmable, you'd lose no space.

    Using one of the keys that way could even be an option in Settings - which would mean no change at all for those who don't need other keys.

    In fact, that's probably the best way to do it - add optional keyboards in Settings.
     

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