Why cannot navigate with keyboard?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by SakuraSuki, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    So I have my bluetooth Apple wireless keyboard paired with my iPad 3 and I put the iPad 3 on my tablet stand. The tablet is site some distance away from me.

    It is very annoying that you cannot navigate with keyboard. For example: If I am reading a long documents, I want use my arrow key to scroll down. I also wish we could use command+tab to flip through applications.

    It is just very annoying each time I need to do something, I need to touch the screen.

    I really do hope Apple can consider this when lots of people using keyboard cover or using keyboard to do some productive works (plus it is very covenant when I need use Numbers to do some work while I need look up some references. Command + Tab switch between apps is much easier than to double tap home key).
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    A bluetooth keyboard is just an alternative to the onscreen keyboard. Since you cannot navigate the iPad with the onscreen keyboard I don't see why you would be able to with a physical keyboard either.

    Can anyone with a Windows RT Tablet confirm if it allows you to navigate it with the keyboard?
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    As I recall with a keyboard like that you can make use of things like key shortcuts of copy/cut/paste similar to what you can do on a regular OS X. So it wouldn't really be all that strange if navigation using arrow keys was supported.
  4. SakuraSuki thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    I have tried with surface... You can use keyboard cover just like you would I with other PC...Windows 8.1 and new type cover for new Surface touchpad also support some gesture...

    Better yet, Windows tablet fully support mouse... You can really turn these Windows tablet into productivity machine.

    I really wish we could do same with iPad... iPad is fantastic device with great hardware and app support. If it can become productiative device, I can see it replace transitional PC

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