Category: keyboard

How to Search Emoji on iPhone

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Have you had trouble finding specific emojis on your iPhone? You’re certainly not alone, and the inability to find a specific emoji can be frustrating at times. Fortunately, the latest versions of iOS support Emoji search, allowing you to easily find an emoji by keyword or description.

The ability to search Emoji is available with any device running iOS 14 or newer, and lets you search for specific emojis by typing keywords, phrases, or categories. Prior to this, users had to scroll through pages of emojis to find one that they’re looking for, or something…

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How to Use Keyboard as Mouse on Mac

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Did you know you can use your Keyboard as a mouse for Mac? This is an excellent accessibility feature, but it has some other uses too. For example, did your MacBook’s trackpad stop working all of a sudden? Or did your Magic Mouse battery go out? Whatever the case, you can control your Mac with just a keyboard.

For some users, using a keyboard is more practical than using a mouse, and that’s an excellent Accessibility centric use case for this feature. But there are also other scenarios where this feature can become useful. Perhaps you’re busy working on…

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How to Fix Sticky Keys and Double Presses on Your MacBook Keyboard

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You press a key on your MacBook and nothing happens. You press another key and it enters that letter twice. A third key feel like it’s sticking. You’re not alone, as this is a common problem with a particular kind of Apple keyboard. If you have friends who bought a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in the past year or two,…

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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 Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

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Need to type accent letters on the iPhone or iPad keyboard, but can’t quite figure out how to? Although English is widely considered to be the global language, several languages across the world use accents and diacritic marks to change how a letter or vowel sounds. Accordingly, you might find it useful to know how to type accents and diacritical marks on your iOS or iPadOS device.

You might not need to use accent letters when you’re texting someone exclusively in English, but for some proper names you may, and if you’re typing in other languages that use…

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How to Type Backslash on iPhone and iPad

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Unable to find the backslash symbol on your iPhone or iPad? If you’re relatively new to the iOS and iPadOS ecosystem, you’re probably not familiar with all aspects of the keyboard, so finding uncommon symbols like backslash might be an issue. But rest assured, you can type the black slash on the iPhone and iPad keyboards!

Although Backslash is rarely ever used while texting other people, the symbol is commonly used for technical processes, inputting Windows directories for connecting to Windows / SMB shares, and it could be useful for coders who’re…

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How to Type Straight Quotes on iPad

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Want to stop iPad typing curly quotes so that you can use ASCII friendly straight quotes instead? You may have noticed that iPad defaults to typing curly quotation marks rather than straight quotation marks, this can be particularly problematic for anyone trying to do scripting, programming, shell work, remote administration, or anything else that requires precise syntax and the usage of straight quotes rather than curly quotes.

This article will show how to type straight quotes on the iPad rather than curly quotes. And yes this applies to all iPad models…

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How to Fix Slow Lagging Keyboard on iOS 14

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Is the on-screen keyboard on your iPhone slow since updating to iOS 14? Though it’s not super common, some users who’re running iOS 14 on their iPhones have reported that they’re unable to type as fast on the keyboard because of how laggy the keystrokes are.

Complaints about various issues often arrive after new software updates, and iOS 14 has a share of them too. Often these are quirks with the upgrade that resolve themselves, and sometimes they’re simply bugs that get worked out with future software updates. This time around, there’s a specific…

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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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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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