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Touch guides-why?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Seadog, Jun 2, 2010.

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    I was noticing that the iPad keyboard has the look of the touch typing guide bars on the F and J keys. I have to wonder why they would go to the bother. Opinions?
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    apple likes photorealism in it's iconography
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    its just to look like a physical keyboard...aesthetics...obviously you cant feel them.
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    Speaking of feeling...a week or so ago I read an article about a company making some sort of film that goes on touch screens, that along with software I presume, allows you to "feel" things on the screen. Now if only I could remember where I read it! Not sure how it works, but was interesting.
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    Now that does sound interesting. I guess it could have some type of photo-reactive substance that deflated or flattened under higher relative lighting. Darker areas would be slightly raised. Interesting.
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    First iteration had the Braille alphabet.
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    That's funny, I hadn't noticed. It does bug me that the letters on the keyboard dont switch between upper and lower case when you hit shift.
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    True, but that's probably another design choice for realism. After all, the keys on my physical keyboard don't switch either... :D
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    Is there a "tab" button anywhere on the keyboard?
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    I figured it was for a connection with the physical keyboard, but I don't get much use out of them there either. I do know that switching between keyboards can get confusing. I keep forgetting to hit shift when I start a sentence or I.

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