iPad + Keyboard = Hope Me
July 21, 2010 8:55 PM   Subscribe

A few questions on using the Apple Wireless Keyboard with an iPad...

Is there a way to scoll webpages in Safari using the arrow keys? Googling turned up a few iPad reviews from April that indicated this was not possible, but I thought maybe things had changed since then.

Do any of the keys correspond to Home, End, Page Up or Page Down?

Any other tips for this setup (I'm not very familiar with Mac keyboards)?
posted by erikgrande to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sorry, but right after I posted I thought of an example of a "tip" I'd be interested in: Back/Forward in Safari. Basically, anything that let's you work without resorting to the iPad touchscreen. And not generic Mac keyboard shortcuts, but ones known to work with the iPad. Thanks.
posted by erikgrande at 9:07 PM on July 21, 2010


The space bar normally scrolls webpages downwards, while shift-space goes back up. Backspace and shift-backspace go back and forward respectively in Safari.
posted by Happy Dave at 1:38 AM on July 22, 2010


You want to be searching for "iPad keyboard shortcuts." The short answer is that there are some shortcuts, but many of the shortcuts you want are missing. No scrolling with the arrow keys for example. Apple might add them in a future release. Yet another reason why we wish the iPad were a more open platform...
posted by zachlipton at 2:23 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought maybe things had changed since then.

There's only been a tiny update that fixed a few minor bugs since it was released.
posted by smackfu at 6:20 AM on July 22, 2010


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