Category: iPad keyboard

How to Forward Delete on iPad Keyboard

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iPad users may be interested in learning how to perform a forward delete with the iPad Smart Keyboard or iPad Magic Keyboard.

As you probably know, the standard delete key on the iPad keyboards deletes backwards, but another keystroke offers the ability to perform a forward delete on iPad as well.

Forward Delete on iPad Magic Keyboard & Smart Keyboard with Control + D

Rather than pressing the delete key, to forward delete you can use another keystroke: Control + D

Simply navigate your cursor to where you want to forward delete, then press Control + D together…

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How to Remap Globe Key on iPad to be ESCape

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If you use iPad with a Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard, you may find the default Globe key functionality of bringing up the Emoji picker to be not your preference. And perhaps you might want to replace the Globe key to serve as Escape key functionality instead, since these keyboards lack ESC by default.

If you’d like to remap the Globe key on the iPad Smart Keyboard to function as an Escape key, or perhaps you find yourself occasionally (or frequently) hitting the globe key on accident and want to disable it, you’ll be pleased to know iPadOS allows this…

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12 Essential iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using a hardware keyboard with iPad adds a large variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts that can greatly improve workflows on the tablet. While many apps have their own collections of keyboard shortcuts for use with iPad, it turns out that so does iPadOS itself.

With iPad keyboard shortcuts alone, you can immediately close an app and return to the Home screen, search with Spotlight, navigate within Spotlight search results and launch apps and documents from those Spotlight searches, open the iPadOS app switcher and quickly switch apps, show and hide the iOS Dock…

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How to Remap Modifier Keys on iPad Keyboard

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Recent releases of iPadOS added a feature that few expected – but many were happy to see – in the form of the ability to alter the modifier keys on an external keyboard attached to an iPad. That includes Bluetooth keyboards, the Magic Keyboard, and even Windows keyboards that are in use with iPad.

This is a great solution for people who also change what modifier keys do on their Mac and have had to live with their muscle memory tripping them up when they make the switch to an iPad. That doesn’t need to be a problem anymore, and it could be a huge deal for…

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