Unable To Find Cursor Keys / Wont Position Cursor

Jun 4, 2010

On some forums, if I reply to an existing message on a bulletin board and quote the existing text, if the text exceeds the box to reply, I don't see a way to move the cursor to the end of the text. There is no vertical scroll bar inside the reply box and finger gestures are not recognized. When I connect the wireless bluetooth keyboard, I don't have this problem as I can use the arrow keys, but I don't see them on the internal keyboard.

G5, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone
Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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Unable To Find Cursor Keys

Sep 6, 2010

There don't seem to be any cursor keys on the keyboard. If you want to correct a typo you seem to have to backspace over other text to get to where you want to be or try to reposition the cursor with your finger (which is not very precise) Have I missed something?

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Sep 7, 2010

How do I set the cursor to automatically start blinking after the OP's message rather than dragging it down to the correct place when replying? (Thunderbird does this for me automatically but don't see an iPad setting).

And, second question, how do I select great chunks of the OP's message that are not relevant to the reply to delete?


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Why No Cursor Keys?

Jun 2, 2010

Would anyone else like to see cursor keys added to the keyboard for additional navigation. I've been stuck a few times when writing text in these types of forums where the only way I can get to the top or bottom of text is to use the 'select' option.

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Can Have The Cursor Keys

Jan 21, 2011

The magnifying glass for precision cursor placement just doesn't quite work for me, and I believe this is the case for many others. It seems to have some "smarts" to avoid the precise location that I want.It would be so much easier, at times, if cursor keys were available to move the cursor to the precise location required.The same goes for text selection, if you could just select a start point, press ctrl (which doesn't exist at moment), cursor to the end and press ctrl again to complete the selection, some text selection tasks would be much easier (I think).

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Cursor/Arrow Keys.

Jun 6, 2010

Could Apple not put them in the same black bar above the virtual keyboard where the "Previous" and "Next" buttons appear? I think that might be a great spot for them?

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Nov 26, 2010

Can anyone tell me why iPad keyboard has no cursor movement keys?

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Jun 20, 2012

As a Windows laptop user just getting into the tablet area, this is all pretty new to me. How do I perform a left or right cursor movement when typing? Also is there a "select all" (ctrl-a on a keybopard in Windows). I have been trying to find a decent tutorial on basic navigation of the iPad. Is there an app that will enhance the iPad keyboard to provide navigation keys?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1

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Jun 2, 2012

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Jun 8, 2010

I find editing text a bit harder than it should be on the iPad. If I make an error - (and I do that quite a bit) - I place my finger on the error to correct it. The loupe appears - but it's quite imprecise. I might be a couple of characters off. I then play a hand-eye coordination game, trying to get the cursor into exactly the right spot. It can be difficult. On a desktop, If I miss with the mouse, I can reposition the cursor with cursor keys. But these keys are not available on the iPad. My solution is that some sort of cursor keys should be available for making small moves (nudges) to the typing cursor. Perhaps they could vanish once I start typing.

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Jun 27, 2011

Is there a way to simulate the delete-forward key on the ipad keyboard? Same question for moving cursor forwards, backwards, to the beginning of the line, to the end of the line, for copying (ctrl-C), for pasting (ctrl-P), for undoing (ctrl-Z).

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Unable To Reposition Cursor

Dec 9, 2010

I find it very problematic trying to get the magnify glass bubble to appear. In fact it's very frustrating especially when trying to correct a password or account name for entering a web site.

I've tried several techniques, such as

1. placing just the finger pad on the screen
2. placing my finger vertically with finger nail touching the screen
3. Using my finger knuckle

but all do not immediately display the magnify glass bubble.

It usually takes several attempts to get the magnify glass bubble to appear and sometime I'm completely out of luck and I give up.

iPods, 1G/2G Shuffle, iMac 2.4GHz, 4core Nehalem Mac Pro, Mac mini (late 2009)
Mac OS X (10.6.2)
24" LED ACD,1TB TC,iPhone3GS,Burly5bay eSATAPortMultiplier,MBA1.8/SSD, ATVs

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Aug 12, 2011

Obviously, deleting the last character while typing on the iPad keyboard is straightforward. However, I was wondering if there are "Arrow Keys" hidden somewhere that would allow you to move the cursor around within a body of text for seletive deleting/editing, other than trying to place it where you want it maually using the touch screen feature?

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May 13, 2011

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Jan 5, 2012

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Can't Get The Cursor To The Bottom Of The Reply Box

Apr 14, 2010

I was thinking this would have been discussed already, maybe I failed the search. Anyway, when in this forum, if I reply to a long post with my iPad, I can't get the cursor to the bottom of the reply box to type. Am I missing something, or is this a problem with typing on the iPad?

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Aug 30, 2012

How can I insert the cursor in my iPad3? Can you explain how to insert the same?

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Jul 24, 2012

While I was typing e-mail messages through my iPad 3, I found that there is no cursor in it. How can I restore the cursor in mail app?

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Apr 11, 2012

Is it possible to move the cursor character by character within text, i. e. to correct a single character in a Google search?

I do not mean deleting characters with the back key, I mean moving the cursor within text without deleting.

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Mar 7, 2011

I find I can read topics but, although I can fill in the new topic box, I cannot get a cursor working in the script box, which is where I need it.

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Jan 17, 2011

Looking for a little insight...when I try to enter text in a web based application, SOMETIMES the cursor will not show up and no keyboard will pop up (also tried bluetooth keyboard). Also submit and browse buttons remain greyed out. In not knowing exactley how ipad interacts I am at a loss.

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Aug 2, 2011

If I miss a letter from the middle of a word when composing an email I want to be able to put the cursor into the middle of the word to add the missing letter. How do I do that?

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Jun 26, 2012

I am doing instructional videos of Ipad apps - and am using Screen Recorder App. I need to know how to get a cursor on the screen wherever I tap, to make it easier for people to see .

Info:iPad 2

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May 21, 2010

When typing in Mail on the iPad, is there a way to move the cursor back to the left. On a standard Mac we caan use the arrow keys to move the cursor. On the iPad, there are no arrow keys.

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May 27, 2010

so I'm typing along and I notice that in a preceding sentence I have a typo. On a regular keyboard I would just arrow over to the mistake or relocate the cursor with the mouse and fix whatever.How do you do this on your iPad? trying to relocate the cursor by tapping your finger creates lots of unintended consequences depending on how accurate (or inaccurate) you are.

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May 12, 2011

One thing that really bugs me about iPad is that, apparently, you can't cursor around when typing things like this post.

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Nov 24, 2011

Have an iPad 1 which is brilliant. Since updating to OS5 I have on several occasions lost the cursor when writing e mails. This is no problem until you need to correct, a frequent need. Anyone else had this problem and is there a solution other than closing and coming back in again?

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Apr 20, 2011

I am simply loving this iPad. The features, the apps, the size and the battery life are all way cool. But you still have to type text on this thing. There is no mouse. What I really want is a way to navigate through previous typed text. With a mouse on a regular Mac you can place the cursor wherever you want, easily. You can also use the keyboard arrow keys. Say you type a whole bunch of text on the iPad. Navigating to an error is a royal pain. Its hard. There is no mouse. OK. But I long for arrow keys that lets you back up the cursor to where you want to edit your text.

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Left And Right Cursor Key On Virtual Keyboard?

Jun 15, 2012

I agree the virtual keyboard used idea, but I am not use to keyboard without left/right cursor, Especially point words with my bigger finger.

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Move Cursor Using Virtual Keyboard?

Jun 5, 2012

Since there are no arrow keys on a virtual keyboard...

is there a way to move your cursor through your text without effecting your text using your virtual keys like you can with a physical keyboard's arrow keys

Or is the only way... to use your finger in the magnifying glass to drag/reposition your cursor which I'm getting better at but still find clunky, imprecise and slow requiring extra concentration, much more than using arrow keys.

Mac Pro 3.0 GHz Quad-Core, iPad WiFi/3G, iPhone4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 30" HP Display, 22" Cinema Display

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