Discussion in 'iPad' started by Slip Jigs, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Is this keyboard layout anything like we've seen before?

    I'm starting to get better at it, one thing is just pretending the arrow is a regular shift key and holding it while I keystroke the cap I want.

    Other than that, the only other issue I have is getting to the apostrophe. I use it more than the exclamation mark, so I think it would be better there and move the ! To the other set of keys.

    Any other tips on using the keyboard?
  2. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I'm actually surprised at how quickly I can type with two thumbs in portrait mode.

    The main thing that puzzles me is that the backspace (X) key is in the upper right, whereas on the iPhone - where I type a LOT - it's in the lower right. That's going to take some getting used to.
  3. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    I turned on caps lock in prefs.

    Double tap the caps button and caps lock comes on, one tap turns it off.
  4. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I am getting a lot better at typing on it. The first few times I was touching above the keyboard and making the keyboard drop back down by accident. But now I am getting use to the feel of it.
  5. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
  6. Slip Jigs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I keep missing the space bar too.

    Yeah, seems to be two ways to go about it then. One, like the iPhone, and two like a regular keyboard. Each way is a little different than it's counterpart.
  7. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    I was wondering the same thing about the caps lock... I'll try that when I get home.
  8. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Honestly, iam so happy that I am amazingly good at typing on the iPad. I can type very fast and I almost never make any mistakes. And I have typed many 4+ page essays for school and it's remarkable how good the keyboard is for me.
  9. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    i am double thumbing in portrait mode quite quickly and comfortably!
  10. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    Portrait mode is doable with two thumbs with decent WPM, despite having to stretch over that 1" black border just to get to the keys. Landscape mode -- not so much. You either have to type with one hand or put the iPad down so you can type comfortably with two hands. Having to put it down is kind of a fail for a device meant to be a handheld, though.

    I doubt it would ever happen but I'd love to see a split keyboard in landscape -- smaller keys with half on the left and half on the right which I think would make two-handed typing-while-holding feasible in landscape. $0.02

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