iPad f keys

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sseguin, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Sseguin macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    Is there a way to access, obtain f keys on the iPad? Such as F1,F2 etc?
  2. Caolan96 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
    Not that i know of,

    but why would you need them?
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Remote accessing a computer where software uses those keys??

    If that's the case, you may be able to remap keys on the Mac.
  4. Sseguin thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    For work. We access our database via telnet and require the F keys.

    Is there a way to remap using a pc or the iPad?
  5. Caolan96 macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
    oh yeah, sorry guys, excuse my noob stupidity :p

    i always thought airmouse for iphone included f keys, but not sure about ipad apps, :(
  6. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Get an app that supports the F-keys.

    iSSH does.

    It also supports CTL, ALT, ESC, TAB, arrow keys,

    It does everything except the F-keys via a little "keyboard extension tab" at the top of the keyboard (you can slide it up or down), and/or buttons in the status bar.

    As well, there's this bizarre popup with F1-F12, CTL, ALT, ESC, TAB, and a circular ring of buttons with the arrow keys, PgUp, Home, End, and PgDn.

    Oh, yea, you can also switch the circular ring by pressing a button and then you get 8 "macro" buttons. 3 are pre-loaded with "uname", "ps", and "xterm".

    Oh, but I hope you know what a bad idea it is to use telnet. I hope you aren't doing it over the Internet. See about using ssh instead.
    (iSSH does support telnet, though, as well as ssh).
  7. jizaref1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2014
    We have similar software requirements through our work Telnet on a Citrix server. However, that program has a virtual keyboard that can be called up (like the ipad keyboard) and it is customizable, including adding a virtual set of function keys. I added F2 and F3 since I use those. See if your software allows a virtual keyboard like that.
  8. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    I tested a ton of apps and have settled on the app TN5250. I use it to access our assets remotely and locally.

    I like Panic's Prompt as well, but not 100% sure it will do everything you need.

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