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  • 195. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    WhiteVolvo Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I agree.  I would like arrows.  At least for them to show up when you place the I-beam cursor in the text.  I never can get it located inbetween the right letters to delete the right one.  And in Notepad I can't zoom the text larger to place it in the right spot.  Until I got the Apple keyboard I plugged in a regular full size external windows pc keyboad using the camera connection kit.  It worked fine except it ran the battery down fast. 

     

    So instead of having arrows on the onscreen keyboard they could just pop up somewhere else when you tap in the text.

  • 196. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,405 points)

    Submit your feedback here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Best of luck.

  • 197. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (24,040 points)

    Top4down wrote:

     

     

    No way this would make Jobs proud!

     

     

    Really? Since this has been the case with iOS from it's inception, and he was certainly around for that, I would think it is safe to assume you have no clue what he would be proud of or not.

  • 198. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,405 points)

    James Ward4 wrote:

     

    Top4down wrote:

     

     

    No way this would make Jobs proud!

     

     

    Really? Since this has been the case with iOS from it's inception, and he was certainly around for that, I would think it is safe to assume you have no clue what he would be proud of or not.

    Jobs didn't want any keyboard on the original Mac. He wanted it to be mouse only. Goes to show the man was not infallible.

  • 199. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Selenabeanwi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Press and hold your finger over the part of the text you would like to edit and a magnifying glass will appear. The cursor is within this magnifying glass. Simply drag the magnifying glass over the text and you will be dragging the cursor at the same time. Remove your finger to leave the cursor in the desired area.

  • 200. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    Selenabeanwi wrote:

     

    Press and hold your finger over the part of the text you would like to edit and a magnifying glass will appear.

    Yes, this was explained in the first response in this thread, 3 years ago. (and numerous times since).

  • 201. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Rick J. Brown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help; I think most of are familiar with that technique; and I agree that it's a pretty clever UI design, as far as it goes.  The only point I'd take exception to in your post is the word "simply."  The fact is, if you do a lot of typing and a lot of editing, the maneuver often slows you down, and becomes frustrating.  While there are certainly cases where the magnifying glass is the preferable way to control the cursor, it's undeniable that there are other cases where left/right arrow keys are a much faster and more convenient solution.  When I do text editing on my desktop computer, there are times when I use the mouse to move the cursor, but just as many times when it's quicker and more convenient to use the arrow keys—it just depends on the situation.  I understand that Apple takes a minimalist approach to UI, and I absolutely respect and admire that (and in the end it's why I like their UI solutions much more than any competitor's).  But the arrow key issue is a case where the current design is something of an obstacle between me and my productivity, and a small, unobtrusive, intuitive addition would make the experience smoother.

  • 202. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    marsheng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was on this discussion some time back and I see there is still no advance on the arrow keys !!!  I did however solve the problem. I went Android.

  • 203. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    marsheng wrote:

     

    I was on this discussion some time back and I see there is still no advance on the arrow keys !!!  I did however solve the problem. I went Android.

    and?

  • 204. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    marsheng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and?

     

    Well I now have a choice of many keyboard options which I can install, some free some a few $$.  Small ones large ones, customable ones etc. and I can swap while in an application. Eg spread sheet, I use a small one so as to see the most screen. 

     

    The best thing about android was the integration with my windows home network. Just so easy, printing, transfering files, MP3 etc. No Itunes or equivalent need at all.

     

    I've had  3 apple products, Ipod Ipad and Iphone. The only one I really liked was the Ipod. Sold the Iphone and Ipad. The biggest advantage with the Android is the range of 3rd party software. Eg Sygic - Best Car GPS I've ever used and the Samsung works on satelite not cell towers so I never loose signal. About $30 for new Zealand maps.

     

    I have the Samsung Note2 and the stylus is a real plus.

     

    I probably will never buy another apple product again. Just too limiting.

  • 205. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (24,040 points)

    And why do you think anyone here cares?

  • 206. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    cherylannefromlittleton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "too limiting" -- amen to that! Dumbed down for the masses. I also hate that you can't access your app files without installing 3rd party programs onto a desktop. As if they are aftraid I'll delete important system files. Whatever. Had I not won this thing, I'd have gone Surface. But since I'm invested -- arrow keys, please!

  • 207. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    marsheng Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Littelton from Christchurch ???

     

    I now have a Surface and I have to say for reading emails, surfing the web and Kindle the Ipad is much better !!!

     

    If you want to run Intel apps (my main reason) the Sufrace is great.

     

    PS The Samsung with Windows 8 was horrible. Returned it to the store and went Surface . The Surface was much better but the Apple or Android interface for small screens is far better.

     

    Windows 8 still has a long way to go on the UI. However, I can load third party apps.

  • 208. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    marsheng wrote:

     

    The biggest advantage with the Android is the range of 3rd party software. Eg Sygic - Best Car GPS I've ever used and the Samsung works on satelite not cell towers so I never loose signal.

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 uses A-GPS (which uses cell towers) same as the iPhone.

    You obviously don't know what A-GPS and what using cell towers is.

  • 209. Re: Arrow keys anyone???
    Devin Currie Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I have the Apple mini keyboard to work with my iPad and I was disappointed to find that the arrow keys on the physical keyboard doesn't work! I am fine without arrow keys on virtual keyboard but for physical keyboard, the arrow keys should have been supported.