There has never been a "handier" computer than the iPad. Yes, that's a bold statement. Here are seven tips that back it up.
Use your thumbs to type letters that have no keys When it comes to entering text on an iPad, many of us are all thumbs. The device's split keyboard lets you type characters with your thumbs while holding the iPad with both hands. To activate the split keyboard, press and hold the small horizontal lines to the right of the minimize-keyboard button in the bottom-right corner, and then choose Split.
Split and shrink the iPad's onscreen keyboard by pressing and holding to the right of the hide-keyboard button.
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The keyboard shrinks, undocks from the bottom of the screen, and splits into two halves appearing on the left and right sides of the screen. When you hold the iPad in two hands you use your thumbs to tap keys as you enter text.
If you favor one thumb over another, you can tap the split keyboard's invisible keys to enter in the vertical row to the right of the left edge and to the left of the right edge, as shown in the screen below.
Press to the right of the left edge and to the left of the right edge of the iPad's split keyboard to enter the "invisible" characters (shown in small boxes I... [Read more]