Shortcut to backslash \

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    I'm finding getting to the \ a bit of a faff and seem to need it quite a bit. Am I missing an easy route?
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    Unfortunately, no, there is no easy fix for this. The backslash is where Apple put it and there is no customizing a stock iPad to change that.

    Although its the same number of keystrokes, maybe set up a keyboard shortcut so that a two-letter input will result in that backslash being ended?

    Other than that, I've got nothing except sympathy. :) Sorry.

    Marilyn
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    I use Marilyn's trick for a few special characters; the # (hsh) and > (rarw) keys which I use a lot. While as many, or even more keystrokes than doing it manually it is still faster for me. I can't seem to switch keyboard modes without pausing.

    I tried to come up with two character shortcuts, but it's hard to find combinations that are both uncommon and easy to remember.
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    gt = >
    lt = <
    hs = #
    ak = *
    ct = ^

    Granted two of them hit states, but since I don't type states that often, I deal with it.
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    Yeah, I've personally found that it is rather cumbersome to get to, but hey, I guess that's only a little flaw to the Ipad.

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