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  1. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    The USB adaptor dongle I got from Amazon went bad after only about a week’s usage. I noticed my iPad wasn’t charging through the adaptor, neither could I use the USB port on the same adaptor, indicating to me a broken wire(s). Amazon is sending me a new adaptor (same brand), with no need to...
  2. Sap44

    Cursor problems in Pages - cursor doesn’t show insertion point

    I’ve also noticed some issues with that app lately. i’ve started using notepad instead, at least temporarily, until the issue is resolved. Ed
  3. Sap44

    Using USB Thumb Drive On iPad

    Apple is sending me a new adaptor, no need to return the defective one. If it goes bad again, I’ll look into possibly using a powered USB hub instead, unless any of you folks have a better idea. Ed
  4. Sap44

    Using USB Thumb Drive On iPad

    I think I found the problem I noticed my iPad wasn’t charging so I unplugged the charger cord from my adaptor and plugged it directly into the iPad and it worked. So, since the USB port on the adaptor is where I plug my USB thumb drive, it must mean the adaptor is defective. I bought it on...
  5. Sap44

    Using USB Thumb Drive On iPad

    I’m using an adapter to use my USB-A thumb drives with my iPad (7th generation, ios 14.4). Problem is I can’t find it on the screen. I’ve tried looking in Settings and the Files folder, but still can’t find it Where do i look? Thank you. Ed
  6. Sap44

    I’m a goner!!!!!!!!

    My wallet magically empties at certain times of month.:D
  7. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Got everything together now, mouse and adaptor. All is OK. Thanks for everyone’s help. :) Ed
  8. Sap44

    Google chrome crashing

    I don’t use the chrome browser. I have 3 browsers installed on my iPad: Safari, Brave and Edge. They all work well. Ed
  9. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Yes, the new adaptor works perfectly. It’s called a camera adaptor, but works fine with USB drives and wired mouse. :) Ed
  10. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Found out my iPad was purchased in June 2020 and is still under limited warranty until 6/21/21. I thought I bought it in 2019 (the year my original iPad was stolen), but was wrong. I waited because I had another computer to use and wasn’t in a rush.
  11. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Hi, Dave. Yes, I evidently purchased my iPad on 6-20-20 and warranty expires 6-21-21. I guess my device was activated on that date. Thank you, as well as others, for your kind assistance.
  12. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Well, now I have a complete “laptop”. I received my adaptor from Amazon today and can use thumb drives and wired mouse if for some reason I cant use the wireless one. Because my left hand is paralyzed (stroke) I need to use only my right hand to insert peripheral devices into the USB-A socket...
  13. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    I received my Bluetooth mouse today and set it up. Working ok so far. Rather that tapping the touchpad on my keyboard several times to get it to do anything, I just left click the mouse one time and it does what its supposed to do. Now, when my adaptor arrives ill be all set.:) Ed
  14. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Thanks, Dave & Twerpoet. I checked “about” and it says my limited warranty expires 6/21/21. I’m assuming limited warranties on new devices have been for 1 year duration. If that’s the case, wouldn’t that mean I bought this iPad around June of last year? If that were the case, my device would be...
  15. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Dave, here's another question. I've been thinking I bought this iPad in 2019 following the loss of my previous one. I notice the warranty expires June of this year. Does that mean I purchased my latest device last year, assuming the warranty on a new product is one year? Thanks again, Ed
  16. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Great answer, Dave. I believe I'll follow your advice! Having worked with electronics most my life, I think that since power is supplied to the iPad through a charging device, not directly from the AC line, that might mitigate any effects from a power surge. If I'm using my iPad during a...
  17. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    Hi again, Dave. I plan to use the device as a typical home user, just surfing Web, doing things online, such as banking, etc. watching a video occasionally. Nothing intensive. The reason I prefer the iPad be turned off (I.e, disconnected from mains) is I do this with all of my equipment to...
  18. Sap44

    iPad as laptop Replacement

    I'm getting my 7th gen iPad ready as an eventual replacement to my current laptop (Toshiba) and have been doing a lot of investigating online. I already have a Bluetooth keyboard and a wireless mouse and lightning to camera adaptors are on the way. I plan to use the iPad several times a day. and...
  19. Sap44

    What do these keys do?

    Thanks, both of you. I'm getting better and better using my iPad thanks to the assistance of the knowledgeable and kind folks on this forum. :)
  20. Sap44

    What do these keys do?

    Sorry, my memory has been somewhat impaired due to a stroke. I’ll try to be more careful in the future. Thanks.
  21. Sap44

    What do these keys do?

    I have a fairly new Bluetooth keyboard which I’ve only started using in the last few days (don’t know the manufacturer), and I’m in the process of learning it. I notice there’s a “WIN” key present. I assume that means “Windows”, so it has no use on an iPad. Is that correct? Thank you. ED
  22. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Well, I just ordered the Microsoft Bluetooth mouse from Amazon this morning. If it doesn't work as expected I will not have lost much, maybe about $17. If that happens I'll just stick with the track pad on the keyboard. :)
  23. Sap44

    How to Adjust Trackpad Sensitivity

    The KB is actually new. I haven’t been using it until lately. And no, nothing was spilled on it. I conclude there are faults within the KB itself even though it’s useable. There’s a good chance I’ll replace it in the future, but I can use it ok for now, even with its issues.
  24. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Twerppoet, I’m under the impression that Bluetooth mice don’t require a dongle in the iPad, but communicate directly with the iPad. Perhaps I’m wrong in that supposition, so please correct me if so. For example, no dongle is required for my wireless keyboard.
  25. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Well, friends, I’ve pretty much made up my mind to go with a Bluetooth mouse. I found a good one on Amazon for less than $16.00. It’s a Microsoft mouse (yes, that’s right) and has excellent reviews from most users. Thanks again to all who’ve helped.
  26. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    It seems like some of my posts are disappearing, don’t know why. Anyhow, I wanted to thank Dave (giradman) for his helpful research, as well as all who responded on this thread
  27. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Thanks, Dave, for your helpful research. I’ll check into your recommendations. The reason I like using a mouse rather than track pad is that I’m used to it. In addition, the track pad on my external KB often needs a few taps in the center for it to work properly, although I can live with it. A...
  28. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    Sorry for all the posts, but I'm on 2 different forums with this question. Someone on another forum sent me this Amazon info. The top 2 pictures appear to be just what I need. They appear to be for downloading from a camera. Will it work with a mouse? What do you think? Amazon.com : usb female...
  29. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    BTW, I can't find an adaptor to use my wired mouse on my iPad. It's been impossible to locate a male lightning connector plug to a USB-A female socket. Walmart has dozens of adaptors, but none with female USB. Even going online hasn't helped. Does such an animal even exist? Ed
  30. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    ok, Went to settings. Here's what I found: software version: 14.4.2 Model name: iPad (7th generation) Model number: MW742
  31. Sap44

    WWDC21

    Thank you, Scifan and Dave. Being a long term Windows guy, I'm now learning Apple parlance. :D
  32. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    There are so many iPad iterations out there it's hard to figure what I have. I know I bought this iPad in 2019 after my original one was stolen, so now I think it may be 7th generation. Perhaps I'm on the wrong forum and don't know which one to use. My current device is the standard iPad with...
  33. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    OK, I’ve also noticed that Bluetooth mice are also available, which I assume, don’t require a receiver. Ive tried Bluetooth mice in the past for my PC, but found them to be more problematic than my wired mouse, so I’d rather use that on my ipad, if possible.
  34. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    I have the latest update, IOS14+
  35. Sap44

    Wireless mouse for ipad’

    I’ve been looking for a wireless mouse on Amazon to use on my ipad. I see they all require a receiver to be plugged into your computer’s USB port. Since my ipad doesn’t have a USB port, only a lightning connection, how does one use a wireless mouse in this situation? I already have a wired...
  36. Sap44

    WWDC21

    I’m a fairly newbie. What is wwdc21?
  37. Sap44

    How to Adjust Trackpad Sensitivity

    I had mentioned in my previous post that my KB wasn’t working in gmail. I noticed today that I could type but the space bar and arrow keys wont work, only when using Safari browser in gmail. Everything works ok in Brave browser. Kinda odd, don’t you think?
  38. Sap44

    How to Adjust Trackpad Sensitivity

    Thanks for the reply, Dave. Unfortunately, I have no way to identify the Bluetooth KB. No manufacturer is printed on it. Anyhow, I think it might be working a little better now. I’ll wait and see if it remains the same. Otherwise, the KB works pretty well. There’s something else I noticed, which...
  39. Sap44

    What do these keys do?

    Thank you, Girardman, for your help and the link. BTW, I'm not using a Windows KB, but a Bluetooth KB meant to use on an Apple device. Ed
  40. Sap44

    What do these keys do?

    Hello again. I’m using a Bluetooth keyboard with my ipad and there are 2 keys I don’t understand Alt/Option and Win Ive tried playing with them but I cant make them do anything. Could anyone explain what they do? I don’t know the make or model of this keyboard. Ive had it a while and lost any...
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