Why does the "Undo Typing" box appear when you're not typing anything?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Italianblend, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    It is very interesting when you accidentally shake your iPad, the "undo typing" box comes up, especially when you haven't done any typing for quite some time. Is there a good reason that iOS 8 does this? Try it!
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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  3. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Right, but if there is nothing to undo, you would agree that it's intrusive?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your iPad is simply responding to physical stimuli. It has no idea that the shaking is accidental - so offers to "undo (typing)" In spite of the fact that you have not typed anything, you did shake it with enough force that your iPad offers to fix something for you.
    If you know why the "undo" message appears, then how would you want that message to be different?
    Would it help if you could turn that setting completely off (so shaking gives you no feedback at all?)
     
  5. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I would think that Apple is smart enough to program the undo box to only appear after you've been typing.

    Do you feel as if that is being unreasonable?
     
  6. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    It's another one of those "this would be cool!" functions that have no "thought" built into them. :D
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Ah, perhaps that's it...
    Maybe your impression about what is involved with "typing" is inaccurate.
    Apple (that is, your iPad) may interpret that "typing" is more than just using the keyboard - and may be some other action that you have recently done, such as an icon move, or some other operation that could possibly be "undone"
    IMHO, you are reading too much into the simple popup that appeared as a normal result of your own action.
    (Try not to be so physical with your iPad :D
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps it applies to more than just that?

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    Apparently enough that it's quite useful to many in a lot of instances.
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a bug. It's only for undoing when you've typed something.
     
  10. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Maybe Bono designed this non-removable, irritating feature.
     
  11. jkauff macrumors member

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    Is there a way to undo an autocorrect entry? The "shake" undo gets rid of everything I've typed, which drives me nuts (as does autocorrect).
     
  12. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Simply backspace the space you just typed. A box will pop up showing you the thing you typed and sometimes other options.
     
  13. jkauff macrumors member

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    Do you mean in the Suggestions bar? I've never seen a pop-up when I backspace.
     

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