Category: keyboard

How to Enable Haptic Feedback on iPhone Keyboard

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One of the more interesting new features available to iPhone users with iOS 16 onward is the haptic feedback keyboard. When this feature is enabled, your iPhone will offer physical feedback every time you type a key on the virtual keyboard, making it feel almost as if it the keys have some give to them.

Some users really like the haptic feedback feature on the iPhone, and it may help improve typing or at least the sensation of typing for these users. So, want to try it out yourself? It’s easy to toggle on and give it a go.

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How to Type the Upside-down Exclamation Point ¡ on iPhone & iPad

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The upside-down exclamation point is frequently used in some languages, and if you’re on an iPhone or iPad you may be wondering how to type the inverted exclamation point on the virtual keyboard.

Like most things on iPhone and iPad, it’s simple, at least once you learn how it’s done. We’ll show you how to type the inverted exclamation point on iPhone and iPad using both the onscreen virtual keyboard, and with a physical keyboard as well.

¡ Typing the Upside-Down Exclamation Point¡ on iPhone or iPad

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How to Change iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Brightness from Control Center

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The iPad Magic Keyboard includes backlit keys, which make for easier visibility in lower light situations, and add a nice visual flare to the hardware keyboard as well.

With the latest versions of iPadOS, you can easily change the backlit keyboard brightness levels through Control Center. But first you must enable the keyboard backlighting option, so let’s review how this all works.

Changing iPad Magic Keyboard Backlighting via Control Center

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How to Type Upside-Down Exclamation Point on Mac ¡!

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“¡I need to type an inverted exclamation point!” the Mac user said… Indeed, the upside-down exclamation point ¡ is frequently used in Spanish and some other languages and thus it makes sense why you’d need to type the character, but if you’re using an English keyboard you may be wondering how you can type the upside down exclamation point character.

Fortunately the Mac makes this super simple. Typing the inverted exclamation point, or sometimes called the inverted bang, upside-down bang, or upside-down exclamation mark, is as easy as it gets

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How to Type the Inverted Question Mark on iPhone & iPad ¿

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¿ Need to type the inverted question mark from your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re learning a foreign language, speak another language fluently, or simply need access to the ¿ punctuation character for any other reason, typing the inverted question mark symbol is very easy from iPhone or iPad.

We’ll show you two ways to type ¿ on the iPhone and iPad, using the onscreen keyboard and also using a hardware keyboard.

Typing Upside Down Question Mark on iPhone & iPad Onscreen Keyboards ¿

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Type the Upside Down Question Mark Mac ¿

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Many Mac users who are either bilingual or learning another language may need to type the upside-down question mark.

The inverted question mark punctuation is found in Spanish as well as some other languages, and so if you’re either typing in another language or just need access to that punctuation, you certainly aren’t alone in wondering how to type the inverted question mark in macOS.

How to Type the Inverted Question Mark on Mac ¿

The upside-down question mark, or the inverted question mark, is typed with the following keystroke on Mac:

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How to Add an Escape Key to iPad Keyboard

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Need an Escape key on an iPad physical keyboard? If you don’t use the iPad keyboards Caps Lock key for CAPS LOCK, perhaps you’d rather it behave as an Escape key on your iPad?

The iPad Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard do not have physical ESC / escape keys, and while there are various options to type Escape on the iPad, nothing really emulates a physical hardware ESC key if you need one for something like vim.

One option is to remap the Globe key to be an ESC key, but a common trick for many users, not only on the iPad platform but elsewhere, is to remap…

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How to Pair a Bluetooth Trackpad, Mouse, & Keyboard with iPad

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Until somewhat recently the idea of pairing a Bluetooth trackpad, mouse, or keyboard with an iPad is something that would have had people looking very confused indeed. But we live in exciting times, and all modern iPad devices running modern iPadOS versions have proper pointer support for trackpad and mouse, and full support for keyboards, complete with many keyboard shortcuts and handy tricks.

You can even create a budget iPad desk workstation setup if you’re so inclined.

As ever, there are some caveats to consider here. But fear not – we’re going to…

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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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