iMessage - Enter to Send??

thbridges

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Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage to set the return key to send the message instead of go to the next line?

Thank you.
 

silver8ack

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So you'd rather not have the ability to create a new line so you can have 2 send buttons?

Ok.
 

Pooshka

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The instant Apple make the 'return' key a 'send' button, a plethora of complaints will start about how one accidentally sends incomplete texts all the freaking time.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. :rolleyes:
 

Soma Addict

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For me, at least, I use my laptop and my iPad simultaneously. I use my wireless keyboard for my iPad but I have to hit the send button on the iPad itself in order to send an iMessage after typing it on the wireless keyboard. It is a bit annoying.

It would be nice to have the option, maybe shift, option or control + Return to send the message instead of a line break. I understand that there should be a way to easily create a line break but I feel it is on oversight to not have a way to use the keyboard to send a message directly from the keyboard.
 

Julien

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Just the opposite. Can you get the Return (Enter) NOT to send a messages in OS X? Don't see a choice in Preferences.
 

PNutts

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Because it's just so hard to move your finger all the way over to the send button..
Odd advice from someone that started this thread:

Can someone link me to the site where they list a bunch of links to shortcuts on the phone?
For example, you can copy a link to your homescreen that when you click it, it will open safari for half a second, then auto open to your brightness settings or whatever you have set.
 

we8me

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Jan 31, 2013
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Apple needs to implement a key-equivelent for Send

Yes, you are absolutely right. Without Send with a key command, iMessage is frustrating using a paired keyboard. This should be fixed. Fortunately, Apple has a precedence for executing a command from a text box accepting new lines:

shift-return should execute the Send
 

ivnj

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Last time I checked even keyboard had no way to send the text from iPhone. I will try shift enter next time.
 

C DM

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Hey guys, I have a solution.

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When you done, you will be able to make new line with Shift+Enter shortcut.
How would that apply to iOS though (unless perhaps through some sort of a tweak if jailbroken at best)?
 

Sigidueckpy

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Oct 7, 2015
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Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage to set the return key to send the message instead of go to the next line?

Thank you.
I would just want to change it, that when I hit enter, it gives mi a new line. Now it sends the message. Can you help mi how to turn it around?
 

C DM

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Can you get the Return (Enter) NOT to send a messages in the iPhone 6???
Return doesn't seem to send messages it should create a new line in iOS. Not sure how/why yours is sending the message.
 

BillybobHills

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Jul 4, 2017
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Just the opposite. Can you get the Return (Enter) NOT to send a messages in OS X? Don't see a choice in Preferences.
[doublepost=1499233892][/doublepost]You can do this by holding the option (alt) key and hit return (enter). This takes you to the next line in OSX.
 
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afteryouwho

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[doublepost=1499233892][/doublepost]You can do this by holding the option (alt) key and hit return (enter). This takes you to the next line in OSX.
Thanks for this. I was going nuts trying to figure out how to do this on my iMac. Now I can stop sending messages that are just one long running sentence!!