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
Is there any way to move the cursor using the "keyboard"? Sometimes when using my finger I put the cursor in the wrong place. My solution is to make the screen larger and try again but I was wondering if there was a way to move the cursor using keystrokes (without deleting).
As you all know in windows you can move the mouse cursor over something to get information bubble or yellow square telling you more about that thing.I wanna know how can I do this in ipad using safari?
On android, u can tap in the middle if any word and the cursor would move just there for u to edit or whatsoever, how to make the possible on iPhone/iPad without having to press and hold for the magnifier to appear?
The x arrow key in upper right corner of the keypad is like a backspace, deleting letters to the left. I would like to be able to move the cursor right or left without deleting anything. Is there a way to do this VIA THE KEYPAD?
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).
I hear people complain a lot about iPad's virtual keyboard or I hear them say that the keyboard dock is necessary for typing longer documents. I actually find iPad's virtual keyboard easier to type on than a tactile keyboard, and I was wondering if I'm the only one.I often see people typing in landscape mode on their iPad with only one finger. Why not just type the correct way as you would on a tactile keyboard? That's the way I type and my typing is faster on the virtual keyboard. I think it's easier and faster because 1) I don't have to press down on each key, just lightly and quickly tap my fingers on the screen, and 2) iOS corrects and auto-capitalizes so many words that I save time by not needing to hold down shift keys or enter periods or apostrophes all the time.
I have a bluetooth keyboard working with my iPad (in fact, I'm typing up this message with it now). But I took my iPad to another room, and when I went to a text area to type, it still thought I was connected to my bluetooth keyboard. Needless to say, I couldn't type, and so I had to turn off my Bluetooth in order to bring the virtual keyboard back up again.
Is there a way to tell the iPad to bring up the virtual keyboard, even if the bluetooth one is currently connected?
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.
I've had my iPad about a week and this morning the virtual keyboard started messing up. It types without me touching the screen. simply my hand passing over the keys will cause the key to type. does the same thing when launching an app. just pass over it and the app launches. Information : iPad iOS 4.
I have sent feedback to Apple, and have heard nothing. I have called Apple and was told to leave "feedback". Is it just me, or does it seem silly to have to type twice as many characters just to enter a password because Apple didn't include numbers on the keyboard.
An eight digit password now takes 12 keystrokes as one must keep turning on and off the numbers row. Am I missing something?
Having periodic problems with virtual iPad keyboard not appearing at times (e.g. Composing email). By totally shutting down and restarting it then appears normal. This is a tedious fix. What is going on? Can it be permanently fixed?
I have a problem with my ipad2 virtual keyboard. When I type on Safari or on some chat software like Facebook mobile my ipad2 virtual keyboard is sometimes sluggish and it will take longer than usual for a letter to show up on the screen and if I type fast that letter won't even show at all... It happens more with some keys than with others, especially with the y.Can someone tell me what the problem may be due to
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.
I'm having problems with the keyboard / cursor when typing. If I have typed something and want to change it, I touch the screen to move the cursor then everything freezes. The keyboard stops responding, the cursor stays fixed in place. But it's not with everything , so far it plays up with editing Facebook posts in the Facebook app, when editing webmail accessed through Safari. But doing this it's working fine. The only way out is to send the email or post.
I've restarted with no difference and also selected a different language for the keyboard.
anyone have a solution for why my virtual keyboard is suddenly locking up (freezing)? Has worked perfectly up to today and when I tried to logon macworld.com, it kept freezing. Both in safari and also Atomic Web browsers. No new apps have added and I re-sync on Itunes. In a quandry over this!Other OS
In order that I can receive the same emails on my iMac as well as my iPhone and iPad, I need to add a colon to my User name.For example recent:email@example.com I have colons on the keyboards of the first two but I cannot find one on the iPad. I have tried the three keyboards 123, ABC and #+= but cannot find it. Am I doing something wrong? Information : iPad Mac OS X (10.6.5)
I am accustomed to having arrows for non-destructive movement left and right in an input field. So far, I have had to point with my (fat) finger in a field in the approximate location and use the backspace key to move around and make corrections.