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Ipad and keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by lhemmerich, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. lhemmerich
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    I just received the apple keyboard..it works..BUT not they why I thought it would.
    I can type.. But I can not move around the ipad .. When trying to use it with mail I have to keep going back to the ipad to select things..the arrow keys do not move to a new email

    Is this all it does?.
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    Yes. There is no mouse and not all apps have full keyboard support.
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    Hi Ihemmerich - welcome to the forum! :)

    Do you have Apple's version of the keyboard; there are plenty of other KBs and functions do vary; I've owned the Apple one since April 2011 and find it indispensable when traveling (no longer take a laptop) to respond to emails, browse the web, etc. The cursor keys (bottom right) work in many apps, but as already stated don't expect universal functions between apps.

    And I agree that going from the KB to tapping the iPad screen can be annoying @ first but one quickly adapts - not perfect, but small, easily packed in a carry-on, and necessary if you plan to do a lot of typing IMO - good luck!
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    I have an iHome keyboard and case that I don't use as much as I thought I would, but when I need to spend a lot of time typing I appreciate the cursor keys that Apple doesn't think we need... Yes, its a bit of a pain to use the physical keyboard and then touch the screen to manipulate pages. Especially since I use a laptop about 50% of the time.

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