Split Keyboard Safari!

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  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    When using the split keyboard in a lot of Apple apps (surprising), the middle of the keyboard stays split. Why is this so? It's really irritating and wastes screen space. How can I get rid of this problem? Thanks.
     
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Pinch them back together and it should revert back to the merged and docked keyboard.
     
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I guess it's because I've never had an iPad before but I never knew you could do this :p This is awesome!
     
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    New feature on the iPad starting in iOS 5.0. Very useful for thumb typing in portrait orientation.
     
  6. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Push back together or drag down to the bottom of the screen.
     
  7. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    or hold the bottom right button for options, to dock and merge, undock or split etc.
     
  8. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I use the split keyboard, but in most apps the keyboard actually splits. In Safari, the two halves remain connected by this grey strip. The grey strip is what I'm referring to.
     
  9. andrewfee macrumors 6502

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    This happens when the app is using some kind of keyboard extension. (not sure if there's a proper term for it)

    For example:
    In Safari, it's the search bar (for searching the current page) that causes it to happen.
    In iA Writer, the extra set of keys causes it to appear. (annoyingly, the keys are still full size, even in the split view)
    Same thing happens in Jump Desktop for the extra row of keys they added.

    It only seems to be a "full split" when it's just a plain keyboard without any "extras".
     
  10. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    your not alone, I didn't know it existed either .. this is great! I love thumb typing
     
  11. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks man!
     

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