9.3 Keyboard Improvements

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jclardy, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    So I don't know if anyone noticed this but with the Smart Keyboard on the iPad Pro you can now actually launch apps via spotlight without touching the screen! After hitting Cmd+Space you can type an app name and hit enter to launch, just like on a Mac. Or use the arrows to scroll through results without having to move your hands off the keys to tap the screen.

    Such a simple fix but it makes using the iPad Pro with a keyboard so much nicer. Did anyone notice any other keyboard shortcuts that were added? It would be awesome if you could launch split screen via the keyboard, but we'll probably have to wait for iOS 10 for that...
  2. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    That's cool. Looking forward to using that wth my iPad Pro 9.7".

    Does the option-arrow key shortcut work for moving the cursor word by word instead of letter by letter? And holding shift plus that would highlight word by word?
  3. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    Hey nice to know! i always wondered why this didn't work! Should have been done a while ago I think
  4. deburn macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2015
    Awesome, good to know. I just ordered an iPad Pro. haven't ordered the keyboard yet; but almost certainly planning to get the ASK.

    Having never used any tablet before I'm interested in knowing keyboard shortcuts on both ASK and screen
  5. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    One very nice improvement is that the shortcut key to back to the Home Screen from an app is now "Cmd+H" instead of previously "Cmd+Shift+H".
  6. jclardy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Yep, pretty much all text shortcuts from OS X are avaliable. Also Ctrl + Arrow moves to the beginning/end of a line.

    I notice that one as well, although they seemed to have removed double tapping Cmd+H to get to the multitasking screen. Oh well, I guess Cmd+tab is more efficient for the keyboard anyways.

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