Category: Magic Keyboard

How to Enable Tap to Click on Trackpad with iPad

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You can enable Tap-to-Click on the iPad if you use a trackpad with the device, whether it’s with a Magic Keyboard, a Magic Trackpad, or any other external trackpad device.

Tap to Click is a popular feature for trackpads that allows a simple tap on the trackpad to register as a click. For many iPad users, they may like this setting since it has familiarity to tapping on the devices touch screen. Additionally, many PC laptops use tap-to-click by default, so if you’re coming to the iPad from another platform you may appreciate the familiarity of using tap to…

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How to Turn Off / On Backlight on iPad Magic Keyboard

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If you want to turn off the backlight on the iPad Magic Keyboard connected to your iPad Pro or iPad Air, it’s pretty easy to do. Some users may wish to do this to avoid the distraction of the backlit keys, or to save battery life on their connected iPad.

You likely already know by now that the backlit keyboard will turn itself off and on automatically based on ambient lighting conditions, so if you’re in a very bright room the backlight will turn off, and in a dim room it will turn itself on. But what if you want to turn it off even in a dark room or dark…

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iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

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The backlit keyboard on iPad Magic Keyboard typically lights up the moment you attach the Magic Keyboard to the iPad Pro or iPad Air. But sometimes that doesn’t happen, and sometimes the iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting does not work.

Usually this is an easy fix however, so don’t freak out if you find the backlit key illumination is not working as expected with your iPad Magic Keyboard.

Troubleshooting iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working

Let’s cover some basic steps on how to troubleshoot and fix the backlit Magic Keyboard with iPad Pro and iPad Air…

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How to Adjust Backlit Key Brightness on iPad Magic Keyboard

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If you have an iPad with Magic Keyboard, you probably noticed it has a nice and fancy backlit keyboard. Keyboard backlighting is particular useful for working in lower light situations, but let’s face it, it also just looks cool.

Some iPad Magic Keyboard users may wish to have their key backlighting be brighter or dimmer, so let’s check out how you can change your iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting brightness levels via the Settings app.

How to Change Keyboard Backlighting Brightness on iPad Magic Keyboard in Settings app

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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 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 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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What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

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If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx written on them, where x x is replaced with a number, like F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12. So what do the the F keys on a Mac do?


Glancing at the F keys on a Mac keyboard, you’ll see an icon if you look above the function key number, and that icon shows what else

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