Gripes with typing on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Raikun, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Raikun macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2008
    I love my iPad. I've just started blogging because of it, it's such a great device for really interacting with the internet and media.

    However, I think the interface for typing is a bit silly. There's no cursor on the virtual keyboard (which is important for quickly going back and editing a mistake you've made... the hold and drag method is so cumbersome it hurts) and a way of scrolling through large textboxes.

    It's near impossible to edit a long post in wordpress, for example, because its very hard to scroll up and down through the text input on the form. I don't think it's really possible at all, actually.

    Any suggestions/further comments?
  2. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I think apple is trying to sell more keyboard dock things.
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    If I know I'm going to type something lengthy to post, I have two options:

    Compose and edit in something like Notes, where it's easier to maneuver.

    Use the Apple Wireless keyboard, which gives me back arrow keys and my cut/copy/paste keyboard functions.

    Often, I'll do both. It's less frustrating that way, and once I stopped being frustrated with the setup, I started writing more on the iPad. Now I prefer it over my laptop for most writing tasks.
  4. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    You can use two fingers to scroll within a text box.

    The Apple wireless keyboard is nice, too.
  5. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    In Hell
    I wouldn't use an iPad to type much more than a short email.

    If I'm even gonna write a half long email I walk over to my iMac.
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Yep. Use the two-finger scroll.

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