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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ardchoille, Jul 6, 2013.

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    Today I purchased the Apple Wireless Keyboard to see how well it works with my iPad 4. Pairing was immediate after entering a 4-digit code supplied by the iPad 4.

    So far I have determined that the following keys work perfectly on the iPad 4 with this keyboard:

    Text manipulation:
    Command+left arrow = go to beginning of sentence
    Command+right arrow = go to end of sentence
    Command+up arrow = go to beginning of document
    Command+down arrow = go to end of document
    Command+c = copy
    Command+v = paste
    Command+x = cut
    Command+delete = deletes everything to left of cursor
    Command+z = undo
    Option+delete = delete word to left of cursor

    It seems that Option+letter keys are mapped to special characters. For example, option+z = Ω

    Brightness keys:
    F1 = Decrease screen brightness
    F2 = Increase screen brightness

    Media keys:
    F7 = Go to beginning of song
    F8 = Play/pause
    F9 = Go to next song
    F10 = Mute
    F11 = Decrease volume
    F12 = Increase volume

    There is a certain time limit before this keyboard enters "sleep" mode and keypresses are no longer recognized by the iPad - pressing the keyboard power button will wake it up. During the "awake" period, however, any key press of the keyboard will wake the iPad and the lock code can be performed from the keyboard.

    Please reply with any keyboard combinations that have worked for you.

    I love this keyboard! I've been wanting a Mac Mini but I'm not sure I really need one anymore. Though, OS X is quite beautiful so I'll probably get one soon anyway - I already have the keyboard :)

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    No problem.
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    option + shift + k give you an 


    This isn't very useful but I like it.
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    That will definitely get some use here. Thank you.
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    Is the time limit for the keyboard sleeping adjustable? I'd hope so. Curious....
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    I'm also experiencing the same wireless keyboard .. cheers
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    It's not adjustable, but I have found that the keyboard won't sleep unless the iPad is out of range or bluetooth is turned off.

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