Now that ive had my new iPad for a while...

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  1. mdholm
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    I have a couple questions about some quirky things.

    1. When in the email app (I use gmail), why is there no underscore button? It's there in iMessage, and it's here for this app, but that button (key?) is either an accent or \ in email. In order to key in an email address I had to type it in an iMessage, then copy/paste to the email. My brother says this isn't an issue on his 2; is this some sort of goofy "3" thing?

    2. Is there something about reading magazines I'm missing? I mean, when I exit, what do I need to do to pick up where I left off the next time I want to read? Regardless of which app I'm using (Zinio, Kindle, Newstand) the magazines always save in some random spot pages from where I left off. The weird thing is, once that spot is picked, the mags will open to that location every time. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!!
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    #1 there are many variations of the keyboard and the app decides which is used when entering text.

    #2 its different for each one.
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    If you can't find the underscore (I don't have iPad 3, so can't check), you can always create a keyboard shortcut for it. I don't like the three keyboard levels needed to get to an underscore, for instance, so I made a shortcut. Now every time I hit the combo uu, I get an underscore.
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    I make the assumption you are talking about using the stock Mail app on the iPad3? If so, the underscore key is to the right of and next to the space bar AFTER you press the ".123" key. I have NO idea why Apple changed it (because it is in a different place when I just now compared it with my mom's iPad2). But, there you go.

    I have no idea on the magazine thing, sorry. Don't use 'em...

    Marilyn

    EDIT TO ADD: Huh. My bad. That underscore is in the position I said only if you are in the address sections. Actually, its right there - you dont have to press the ".123" key.

    Then, if you go into the body of your message, the underscore is the farthest left button of the third line after you press the ".123" key and then the "#+=" key.

    Now I'm very confused! Guess Apple wanted it to be handy for addresses, but not the actual messages... Sorry for the mix up.
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    This is my email keyboard (and yes, it's the stock one) before and after I hit the 123 key.
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    Like I said, there are many keyboards and each app gets to pick what ones get presented when entering text.

    If you go to the subject or body of the message it will give you the keyboard with the underscore.




    You may want to submit this to apple as a bug report since some email address's do have underscores and the app is not presenting a keyboard that allows you to type it.
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    I'll do that. Its just very odd. My brother has it when he is in the same application; the only difference is which generation iPad we each have.
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    sounds like a bug in mail app for iPad 3 on iOS 5.1
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    Well something is wrong. Neither of these has the letter keys on it...on my KB, when you get the letter kb the underscore is on the lower right next to the space bar. There must be some other kb on yours otherwise you cannot type any letters. What is that globe key?
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    Not on mine...at least not the US kb. I have that key.
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    Okay, I misspoke a bit earlier. Here is a shot of my Mail app on the ipad3. This is what I get for the keyboard - without touching any keys - when the cursor is in the address field (e.g. The "To" block):

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    Note that the underscore is right next to the space bar. Again, this is without touching any key or typing anything. It's the default position when the app is first opened.

    If your doesn't do this, then yeah, you've got a weird bug going on - because it makes no sense for two ipad3s to be different, especially given that we are both on iOS 5.1...

    Marilyn
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    I use Zinio and it gives you the option to bookmark the page you're on. When you're in the magazine, tap it once to bring up the screen features. On the upper right hand corner you'll see the bookmark symbol:

    Tap the bookmark symbol and it'll save that page. So then when you go out and come back in to the mag, tap the bookmark symbol and it brings up the bookmark you created, tapping that will take you to where you left off

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    ROFL hidden in plain sight all along
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    When you have more than one keyboard language/layout turned on you get the Globe key. It lets you switch between them. Handy if you're multilingual (not me), or occasionally need accents or characters from other alphabets (me).
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    I have Zinio and don't see this issue. For me the magazine will open ay the last page. I also have a free magazone sub via Newsdesk but have not tried that as yet. I assume though this will be the same - I will check later and repost. But don't have this issue for Zinio for multiple mags - each has their own 'bookmark' - similar to iBooks.

    Having checked the Newsdesk works in same way so will open at last page after close.

    Also re your point 1 - I also use both gmail and hotmail re mail from iPad and when I create a message the default keypad has both a hyphen and underscore character key available for input. I am UK regions so assume I have a default GB layout.
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    I'm the same. The underscore is always available but you may need to dig around for it depending on which app/field you are in.
    As to why the iPad 3 is different to the iPad 2 - if you have a data connection it may be due to the icon for voice dictation which is reformating the keyboard layout?
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    Ugh, I'm such a bozo. I found my underscore key. Yay! Thanks everyone. I'm still having trouble saving pages in magazines, though. I'll keep working on it.
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    Magazines are apps, so whether they keep their place or not is pretty much up to the developer. Don't expect any consistency between mags (unless they are all put out by the same developer/publisher. Then, maybe.
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    The globe is if you have emoticon apps, it allows smileys, etc (international keyboard)
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    I, too, could not find the underscore key on my new iPad. Finally did, though. In the e-mail app it is directly to the right of the space bar on the QWERTY keyboard. Hurrah!

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