Tip: 'Smooth Caps' in iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Expanding on the Typing Period Quickly Tip posted by David Pogue earlier today, iPodHacks notes that the same sequence can be used for the shift to to allow you to quickly capitalize a letter without disrupting your typing.
  2. bdj21ya macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    This is getting a bit ridiculous. How many of these is he going to point out before everyone gets the fact that the iPhone keyboard only registers typing keys on "mouse-release" but recognizes typing on modifier keys on "mouse-press". I'm not meaning to belittle the genius of the guys who came up with it, but let's stop pretending like we're finding new tips to share here.

    Edit: ok, so maybe ridiculous is a little strong. I guess the real point of my comment is to help those who read it to understand that they can use this functionality any time they need to press a modifier key.
  3. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    i couldn't agree with you more...
  4. Xero macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You are exactly right, this "tip" is completely useless, IMHO. The shift/caps key un-toggles after hitting one letter anyways, unless you double tap it for caps-lock (and you have to toggle an option in the settings pane in order to use this function anyways). Dragging feels slower and MORE cumbersome to me then just tapping.
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    it's a useful feature for those who don't know and for those looking to fully utilize the functionality of their iPhone. just because you find it completely useless doesn't mean someone else won't. for me, needing to press shift and then a letter disrupts the flow of my typing, and I prefer the dragging of the shift key and for the periods and other keys.

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