Typing on ipad. What I have found

tttexxan

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Well using the iPad for week now and just was amazed by something. I hate typing on the keyboard but try the key pad on the Native iPhone app such as Facebook. Same keyboard as the home and hit 2x typing a friend on facebook. In a nut shut typed about twice as fast. The key board come up more in the middle and able to balance pad better while moving around the keys. The keyboard also narrow for someone with smaller hands. Wish I could use that one all the time
 

Don Kosak

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Mar 12, 2010
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LOL

The autocorrect on iPad produces some beauties - just like Newton's handwriting recognizer.

I agree with the opening poster, that the keyboard on old iPhone apps at 2x mode is pretty usable.

I've gotten used to typing on the main landscape keyboard on the iPad though. All of my posts since 4/3 have been from my iPad.
 

r0k

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I can't stand tipi ng on this thing. Typing became tipi ng and autocorrect thinks nit is a word when I is right next to o, so that not often turns into nit. And i gets autocao when I don't want it and gets left lowercase when I want it cap. I have niticed the same thing, the two x keyboard is actually easier. Steve jobs is trying to sell some pretty blatant bs when it comes to touch typing on the iPad. Maybe I'll stick to the portrait keyboard where inactive fingers are less likely to turn everything I type into apppaapapapapapap.
 

tttexxan

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Was hoping youwouldcatch that as youcanseethisiswhat I get when typing on this thing haha
 

PowerGamerX

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You all really suck at typing on the iPad. I rarely make a mistake. Like this post is typed on the iPad and I haven't corrected anything. I'm typing at full speeed too. Whoops, there's one thing misspelled.
 

Goldfrapp

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Maaz

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Honestly I almost never make any mistakes while typing on the iPad keyboard. I guess i am just lucky that iam very good at typing on it. I also did the typing test and my average on the ipad keyboard is 73 words per min.
 

paulisme

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Dec 15, 2008
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I make mistakes when typing on the iPad, but unlike some folks I actually proofread what I type before I post so as to not look like a complete idiot.
 

barefeats

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As a long time touch typist, the iPad virtual keyboard is frustrating for anything but brief text entry. I use the BT wireless keyboard when I need to do a bunch of text. It ony weighs 11 oz including batteries. I toss it in my messenger bag when I head out the door with my iPad.
 

3goldens

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You posted for this?
Wow! Nothing better to do, eh?
Try buying a book and reading it sometime!
 

PhoneI

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I love the keyboard on the iPad. I hate typing in long emails on the iPhone, but have no such problems on the iPad. I have gotten so used to it, there are times I can type without looking at the keyboard.
 

SonGoku v2.5

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Apr 11, 2010
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I am enjoying typing on this device, but has anyone noticed that when you make lengthy posts on forums, you are not able to scroll up and down the text field? Is it just me? It's ironic that for me, typing itself is not the inconvenience, but typing a slightly long message on a forum is. Has anyone else noticed it or is there a way around it that would be able to help me? Thanks to anybody who might have some ideas!
 

WilliamG

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I am enjoying typing on this device, but has anyone noticed that when you make lengthy posts on forums, you are not able to scroll up and down the text field? Is it just me? It's ironic that for me, typing itself is not the inconvenience, but typing a slightly long message on a forum is. Has anyone else noticed it or is there a way around it that would be able to help me? Thanks to anybody who might have some ideas!
Use two fingers to scroll in the text field if it gets too big. And yes, that works on the iPhone too, and yes, I had no idea about this till last week either. :eek:
 

SonGoku v2.5

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Use two fingers to scroll in the text field if it gets too big. And yes, that works on the iPhone too, and yes, I had no idea about this till last week either. :eek:
You're a life saver man, I'll definitely try this out. What's funny is that on the iPhone, it just automatically scrolled for me, so I was surprised that I wasn't immediately seeing anything on this. There is some getting used to, but I'm having too much fun on this so far.

Thanks again!:D
 

Squid7085

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The only consistent issue that I have has been not hitting the Space Bar, aside from that, all the issues i have had with the keyboard have disappeared with use. Wow, I just re-read that, i really ought to get some sleep. haha
 

HelloMikee

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Jun 16, 2009
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I actually wish you could split the keyboard into two halves so that each side is closer to the edge you can still type with thumbs.
 

Squid7085

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Aug 14, 2002
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Charlotte, NC
Use two fingers to scroll in the text field if it gets too big. And yes, that works on the iPhone too, and yes, I had no idea about this till last week either. :eek:
+1 I just learned about that this week too, it also work for any kind of similar situation where you have a separate scrolling area within a page. For example, the friends list pop up on Facebook can be scrolled with two fingers.
 

nasa25

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Damn so e of you guys are pretty good at typing on the iPad. I'm typing on it now and so far I've made one mistake!
 

Alchematron

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Jan 22, 2007
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As a long time touch typist, the iPad virtual keyboard is frustrating for anything but brief text entry. I use the BT wireless keyboard when I need to do a bunch of text. It ony weighs 11 oz including batteries. I toss it in my messenger bag when I head out the door with my iPad.
Do you use a stand?

If so what stand?

Thanx