What is the globe icon

Discussion in 'iPad' started by corriewf, May 31, 2010.

  1. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering what this globe icon is when I go to copy and paste. It looks very similar to the globe icon for an international keyboard but when I hit it, it just pops the selected text up in a blue box. What is the point of this feature?
     
  2. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, here are some pics of what I am talking about. If I am asking a stupid question then ole well, I just want to know. Thanks.
     

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    I have never gotten that icon before. But I am interested in what app the web browser is.
     
  4. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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  5. Racer83l macrumors newbie

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    Mine doesn't do it either
     
  6. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, interesting. I don't know what I could have done to turn this "feature" on. It is in both safari and atomic web browser. Atomic browser is the best btw. The orange color is changeable to a bunch of different colors. It comes with black by default. :D Wonder if this globe function is some type of accessibility feature.
     
  7. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I went and check my atomic and didn't have it there, and couldn't find what it might be in accessibility either.

    I'm perplexed! :confused:
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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  9. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it's in safari as well. I also checked the Accessibility section and not there. I thought at first it was kind of cool dictionary type feature...... Not a pop up. :(
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    It's something to do with international keyboards. I can see it on my keyboard as I type this.
     
  11. mlad1101 macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this is of any help but I have that icon on my keyboard on my iPhone. I believe it has something to do with app for sending emoticons on my phone.
     
  12. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's for emoji using the Japanese keyboard. Don't have any international keyboards enabled on my iPad and have rebooted as well. Still there.
     
  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Are you jailbroken/did you jailbreak previously?
     
  14. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but had it before the jailbreak.
     
  15. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Do you have a jailbroken iPhone? Did you set up the iPad as new, or as a restore from an iphone backup?
     
  16. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, have a jail broken phone as well. iPad was set up at apple store and backed up on computer at home. Thanks.
     
  17. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    You must have a different setting under International keyboards.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. corriewf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All I have for keyboards is English. I did at one time have a Spanish one, but that was removed. I have rebooted, everything I can think of. I won't restore as it's just not big of a deal to me. Just thought it was interesting. Maybe it a bug if you add/remove a international keyboard. With that said, I still don't know why that would add a function to the select text options.
     

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