Any IPad1 built in keyboard Arrow and Tab Keys

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GoHack, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. GoHack, Aug 15, 2011
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    GoHack macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Is there anyway to display any arrow keys, as well as a Tab key, on the iPad1's built in display keyboard. Typing is a pain w/o any arrow and Tab keys.

    If not, is there any software available.

    Typing is a pain w/o them.

    Thx
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    These keys don't exist on the iPad's software keyboard. I know that when using a hardware Bluetooth/USB keyboard you can use both off the keys in a limited working way.
     
  3. GoHack thread starter macrumors member

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    Any after market software that replaces the built-in iPad keyboard w/one that has a more functional keyboard, especially one that has the Arrow and Tab keys?

    Typing can be a pain on the iPad, because you really can't move around. Granted, you can simply touch the screen at the point where you want to re-type, but generally, if you mis-spell a word, you can't simply move to the individual letter to correct, but instead have to re-type the entire word over again.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. Any jailbreak hacks still use the built-in iPad layout.
     
  5. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    You can move to the individual letter. Touch the screen and hold and a small magnifying glass will appear. Continue to hold and move the insertion bar anywhere your want.
     
  6. GoHack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.
     
  7. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Your welcome. Many people have not discovered this yet. It takes a while to adjust to the fact that some things are accomplished in a different way on a touch screen.
     

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