iOS 9 keyboard: Nice!

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Easttime, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    Really liking the new iOS 9 keyboard on my iPad and iPhone. The capitals versus small letters thing feels much more natural. And the two-finger track board thing is a much, much better way to select text and move the cursor around. (Hold two fingers on the keyboard to change it to a trackpad. Takes a little practice to just move the cursor and not select text.)
     
  2. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Yes finally made keys interactive with capitalization key. Only took eight years.
     
  3. Shikaka macrumors regular

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    Does the track pad work on iPhone running iOS 9?
     
  4. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Just curious and not being critical, but how is it more natural? Every keyboard we've ever used our whole lives had fixed capital letters on it.
     
  5. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    the fixed keyboard also has a capslock with a very distinctive indicator whether or not it's turned on.

    you never knew what the status was of the capslock button on iOS.
     
  6. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I want to go back if possible but alas...
     
  7. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    You can. Go to Accessibility > Keyboard
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Wow! Thank you!

    Looking for this for a couple of days now.
     
  9. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks SO MUCH! We just updated my phone today and I was really disliking the lower case lettering when typing and didn't realize I could go back. For me I couldn't standing the lettering on the keyboard changing back and forth all the time. Found it visually irritating. That doesn't happen naturally when you type on a keyboard. Glad they built the choice in.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And clearly plenty of people not liking that already. Can't please everyone.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I haven't had trouble telling if it was on or off given the color change of the button. Not quite sure why people have had that much of a hard time with it.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Only on the new iPhones that support 3D Touch.
     
  13. Mac2me, Sep 19, 2015
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    Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    You must not be old enough to have typed on a real typewriter. No light to indicate if your Shift key was deployed or the all Caps engaged. :D
     
  14. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Exactly, every fixed keyboard had capitals. Why copy that with an interactive keyboard that can change case depending on capitalization key. The whole lead in by Steve Jobs in 2007 during launch of iPhone was that fixed keys were limited. My point is this should have happened with the very first keyboard.

    I freely admit 50/50 proposition challenge me. Is black arrow capital or is it white. Change the letters on each key and I never have to guess.
     
  15. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Well, electronic typewriters had a light, while mechanical hadn't
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68030

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    With interactive keyboard, everyone can be happy. Accessibility settings you can change back to other style keyboard. You see this is a smart phone. ;)
     
  17. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    You can change it in settings if you want to go back to the old way.
     

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  18. Easttime thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I should have said more intuitive, not natural. For me anyway. On a mechanical keyboard my brain knows what mode the keyboard is in by tactile feel and/or visual light signal cues. With the interactive keyboard I get that cue directly from the look of the key. Good that people have the choice.
     
  19. FoxD macrumors 6502

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    Turned mine off the first hour I had iOS9. It was distracting for sure.
     
  20. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - it took 1 shot with the lower case letters for me to turn it off. The shift button is better, so good
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, that is available. I was just pointing out that while some people have been talking about this being necessary for years seems like there are others who wanted it the old way just as much. That it wasn't a clear-cut obvious issue that everyone wanted assessed. Good that they did it in such a way that provides the option to people (which isn't something Apple does often when they change something).
     
  22. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Ah yes, that was back in the days when we got our fingers blackend by replacing those ribbons. :eek:
     

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