Using the keyboard as a trackpad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Rogifan, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    I LOVE the two finger swipe for text selection. But once you've selected the text and get then handles how do you activate the cut/copy/paste menu? The only way I can get it to show up is to grab one of the blue dots and move it around a bit. What am I missing?
     
  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

    PBG4 Dude

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    Cut/Copy/Paste have little icons above the numbers on the on screen keyboard.

    This screenshot shows the paste icon above the number 1, next to undo-redo. Normally Cut/Copy are where the undo-redo icons are shown here.

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  3. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    Yep, but I never see cut/copy on the toolbar when I select text. Only the paste icon.
     
  4. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

    Swiss-G

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    Turn your keyboard into a trackpad. Touch and hold the keyboard with two fingers until it turns light gray. Drag around the keyboard to position the insertion point. Lift, then touch and hold with two fingers to reveal the drag points. Move your fingers to select text. Tap with two fingers to select a word. Double-tap with two fingers to select a sentence. Tap three times with two fingers to select a paragraph.

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    Use the Shortcut Bar. Copy and paste selected text, or style your text to be bold, italic, or underline—right from the Shortcut Bar at the top of your keyboard.

    Note: The Shortcut Bar will differ from app to app. The features described here may not be available with all apps.

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    Undo the last edit. Use the Shortcut Bar, or shake iPad, then tap Undo.

    Justify text. Select the text, then tap the left or right arrow (not always available).
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    This is great but where is cut/copy?
     
  6. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a

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    They appear when you select text. See the attachment.
     

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  7. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    Hmm...sometimes they appear for me and and sometimes they don't. Weird.
     

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