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iPad Keyboard Secrets

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by richsadams, May 30, 2011.

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    Most of this info is available in various places and guides, but here's a nice little video about the full capabilities of the iPad's keyboard...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kWBhDA3nbU[/ame]
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    Very nice little video, I will be using the flicks on the quotation marks quite often from now on I believe. Thanks for posting. :)
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
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    Awesome, Rich! Hell ~ I never knew these secrets!:eek:
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    Some of these I really cool ! I've been trying to use them for a long time and only figured out now the reason why I couldn't use some of the shortcuts .... It's because I use a French keyboard :eek: The shortcuts are not the same !!!!
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    Thanks, Rich. Sure wish my Windoze keyboard was as smart!
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    Thanks!
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    Excellent video - full of very helpful insights and tips — thanks!

    Does anyone also know if there's any way to creat user-defined keyboard shortcuts? I write in the IT field and that could save me a lot of time

    - bjl
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    I was going to say that one more viewer thinks this is an awesome video, but I can't. I sent the link to my wife, and she thought it was awesome too, so I'll have to say that TWO iPad2 users thought this was awesome. Thank you! :D
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    Thanks! Great! Now I know more about my iPad:)
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    Wow thank you for posting that! Dint know some of those things!

    Sent from my iPad to here!
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    I don't have a .com button on my keyboard is that only on iPad 2?

    Sent from my iPad to here!
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    It only appears when your likely to need it, ie when entering a web address in safari. Try it now if you want.
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    I think I will I need to surf any way!

    Sent from my iPad to here!
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    awesome. i had no idea these existed.
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    This answered several questions I've had, but there are still a few things I can't seem to figure out. One is the back delete feature. How do you delete a character to the right of the cursor? Another is a lack of cursor movement keys. There have been cases where I simply couldn't figure out how to get the cursor to a spot I needed it to get to and where a simple set of arrows would have been very handy. Perhaps the only way to do this is to connect to a hardware keyboard.
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    Just touch and hold the screen where you want the cursor......if it's not in exactly the right place just keep holding and drag it.

    The Archangel
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    Tap and hold in an area you want to modify, a magnifying glass will pop up. Keeping your finger on the screen slide it to the exact position you want.
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    I've seen that magnifying glass but never took the time to figure out exactly what It was doing. I thought it was related to selecting text for copying. Now that I have tried this out, it's so simple! No need for cursor keys. The back delete would still be nice, but I can live without it.

    Thanks for both replies to this.
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    You will find it extremely precise in a short time. Enjoy your iPad...
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    Great video! Thanks for the tips!

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