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!!
     
  2. MikesTooLz

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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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  5. mdholm

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    This is my email keyboard (and yes, it's the stock one) before and after I hit the 123 key.
     
  6. MikesTooLz

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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.
     
  7. mdholm

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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.
     
  8. MikesTooLz

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    sounds like a bug in mail app for iPad 3 on iOS 5.1
     
  9. AQ_OC

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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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