Positioning the Cursor

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by footslogger, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. footslogger

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    Obviously, deleting the last character while typing on the iPad keyboard is straightforward. However, I was wondering if there are "Arrow Keys" hidden somewhere that would allow you to move the cursor around within a body of text for seletive deleting/editing, other than trying to place it where you want it maually using the touch screen feature?

    Anybody ?

    Thanks in advance ...
     
  2. jduncan

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    That would be a no, but several people share your wish.

    You can press the screen on your text for a few seconds and a magnifier will appear which allows you to better position your cursor for editing. Not as good as arrow keys, but it's something anyway.
     
  3. Bingoldsby

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    An external BlueTooth keyboard solves this issue in part. On the nice Apple KB (the Aluminum one with the white keys), you can use the 4 arrow keys to move an insertion-point "I beam" - but the Delete key is really only a backspace key... deleting as it backspaces (normal), but no function to delete characters ahead of it. So it's better, but not perfect.

    Brian - Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  4. graywolf

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    Good responses. :)
     

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