Ipad note pad sensitivity

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    Could use some help. New Ipad 2 user.

    When I type a note in notepad it it is too touch sensitive
    and it adds too many letters. When I normally type
    on a keyboard I let my fingers rest lightly on a key.
    Now I try and it goes crazy.

    Can you adjust the sensitivity on for this application?

    Would greatly appreciate your help.

    Ed
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    if I am reading it right, you are using the onscreen keyboard like you do with a normal keyboard?

    if so, you can't, because being touch screen, every time you touch the screen, or in this case, a letter it will think you pressed it

    for touch typists, it is a little awkward, but you need to hover your fingers above the keys instead
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    The iPad does not provide an option to adjust the sensitivity.

    That said, keys should not repeat, by keeping a finger pressed onto the the virtual key. But since the iPad cannot distinguish between an intended touch and a 'just resting my finger, but don't mean it' touch, can you only use the virtual keyboard effectively, if you are always lifting the fingers up.

    This can get tiring, so for longer typing sessions, an external keyboard, either a USB one connected via the camera connection kit, or a bluetooth keyboard is recommended.
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    oooooh, never knew a USB keyboard works via the camera kit.... darn.... all this time with a USB keyboard sat unused :( and having to suffer the onscreen keyboard
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    To be fair, using a USB keyboard isn't that comfortable, because of the wires, but I sometimes us one, too, if the bluetooth one runs out of battery ;)
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    Ed, I'm a touch typist and I'm afraid the guys are right but it does take practice and the longer you do the easier it is. I use Apples BT keyboard for longer jobs. I thought you knew everything Wytey?

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    :p lol I wish :)
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    Such modesty!!!

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