Is there a left arrow and/or right arrow when typing

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  1. Compiler777

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    The x arrow key in upper right corner of the keypad is like a backspace, deleting letters to the left. I would like to be able to move the cursor right or left without deleting anything. Is there a way to do this VIA THE KEYPAD?

    Mel
     
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    No, there is not.

    There may be a way on jailbroken machines, but not the stock one. The facility exists when using a BlueTooth Apple keyboard, as well as up and down arrows.
     
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    If by keypad you mean the on screen keyboard, then no. There is no way to do if from the keypad. Sorry to say :(
     
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    If you tap and hold on the text a magnifying glass will apear. When it does you can drag the cursor anywhere you want.

    Or, if you just tap between words, the cursor will go there.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Yes, I did mean the on screen keypad. I'm surprised they do not have that feature. Maybe in a future upgrade.

    But thanks for the heads up on the magnifying glass. That works surprisingly well
     
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    Mel
     
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    Thanks for the trick. Helps a lot.
     

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