Undo button!

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  1. Kenworth

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    Hi all,
    Anyone know how to get rid of this “undo” keyboard button in the lower right?
    I’ve accidentally hit this thing one to many times and deleted what I just typed!!
    Thanks, Ken
     
  2. twerppoet

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    Lower right?

    I’ve never seen an undo button on the iPad at the lower right. Are you using the system keyboard? What app? What iOS version?

    A screenshot might be helpful.
     
  3. Kenworth

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    I see it all the time....unfortunately.
    This is IOS 12.2.
    Using the IPAD keyboard.
    Tapping .?123 on the right and it’s directly underneath.
    I have no idea how to do screen shots. Above is the story.
    Thanks....
    Ken
     
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    Hi Ken - I'm as confused as others and a screenshot would help (and easily done - HELP HERE) - let me post a screenshot below from my iPad Pro on Amazon w/ the online keyboard (assume that is the one in question?) at the bottom - I've circled a KB icon that is at the right lower corner - is that the issue of your posts? If so, this is simply a feature that removes the KB from your display (sometimes it pops up unwanted and a quick way to hide it) - let me stop to confirm that is your question - still not sure? Dave :)
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  5. Kenworth

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    Confused??
    I did a search and even found reference to the UNDO key in this forum.
    Look at the attachment......still confusing I’ll bet.......Ken
     

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    CA119465-5D86-4DB8-96B9-AD15613E090F.jpeg I found that. Tapping the ?123 key brings it up...Never really paid attention to it before. Hitting the ABC key that appears next to it when it is there removes it from the keyboard again... L
     
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    Ok, I see it on my iPad Mini. Undo is in a different place on the iPad Pro.

    There is no setting that will change this on the system keyboard.

    You can try downloading and enabling alternate keyboards from the App Store. Swiftkey and the Google keyboard are popular. Hold in mind that to get full functionality from some keyboards you have to enable them to send your keystrokes back to their servers. This is true for both of these keyboards.

    The iPad won’t allow you to use third party keyboards to enter your device password. I’m not sure about websites, so keep this in mind. Best to trust the keyboard, or not enable the features.

    To use them go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards to enable them. A globe key will appear on the system keyboard. You can use it to switch between your enabled keyboards.

    Some apps include a keyboard, usually text apps. Third party keyboards available will show up in a group called Third-Party-Keyboards under the above settings. You may have to open the app at least once for them to show up.

    There are quite a few keyboards available, but they can be hard to search for in the App Store; since keyboard also brings up a lot of musical apps. To whittle down the hits, try filtering the search results by category (Utilities).

    I rarely use third party keyboards, and when I do they are usually specialty keyboards; so I can’t help much more than this. Good luck.
     
  8. Kenworth

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    Thanks, and yes it dose delete it but that’s having to hit another key. It just comes back again when the initial action is repeated.
    May have to ask Apple......Ken
     
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    I’m curious. If you are running into this a lot, then you must be spending a lot of time in the number/punctuation keyboard; the .?123 mode

    If you are doing a lot of number entry, then their are third party number keyboards you can use. If it is punctuation, most of them can be done from the main keyboard using a swipe down gesture on the key to type the smaller grey punctuation above the main character. Numbers can be done this way too, but it’s inconvenient for more than a a few occasional digits.

    It is fairly quick to switch between keyboards using the globe key (only appears if you have more than one keyboard enabled)

    Note: For accents and character variations you can tap hold on a key for options, then slide your finger to the character of choice when the popup appears.
     
  10. Kenworth

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    Numbers mostly. Forgot about that swipe down thing.
    Thanks for all the neat tips!
    Back to power washing the house. Breaks over!!
    Ken
     

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