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Question: Where is the tab key on iPad keyboard

Where is the tab key on iPad keyboard

iPad4-OTHER, iOS 6.1.2

Where is the tab key on iPad keyboard

iPad4-OTHER, iOS 6.1.2

There is no tab key on the iPad keyboard.

If you are wanting to tab between fields on a screen (e.g. when entering a logon id and password) then you might get a Next button above the keys on the keyboard.

Maybe a better question is WHY is there no tab key? Or for that matter back or forward arrow? I would do more with my iPad if I had those options. As the keyboard is now it makes it very difficult to type notes, email etc.

The real issue is that people want to use the iPad to type an indent for the beginning of a paragraph, and without the tab key someone has to hit the spacebar 5 times which is fine, unless you are trying to teach someone how to write. Then you are teaching them a bad lesson. How hard could a tab key be?

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There is no tab key on the iPad keyboard.

If you are wanting to tab between fields on a screen (e.g. when entering a logon id and password) then you might get a Next button above the keys on the keyboard.

Maybe a better question is WHY is there no tab key? Or for that matter back or forward arrow? I would do more with my iPad if I had those options. As the keyboard is now it makes it very difficult to type notes, email etc.

Navigation keys are unnecessary as it is a touchscreen device, if you absolutly feel you need this, purchase a BT keyboard that has the keys,

Logiteck KBs have them. They don't help much. IMO

It's true a touch pad SHOULD allow you to maneuver within the text of a written document. Have you tried to place your cusor in the middle of a word that is misspelled (and spell check offers no or an incorrect option)? Even with the screen zoomed in I have found it is not possible to insert your cursor in the middle of a word, you must place the cusor to the right of the entire word, delete all letters to the point of insertion and then retype the entire word, very frustrating. As for a BT keyboard, I have one, however I have found use of the keyboard with an iPad contradicts the convienience of having a tablet. My rant is done, just sharing my frustration, misery loves company.

Not quite. You can infact place the cursor excactly where you want to. If you hold your finger in place where the error in the word is, a magnifying glass will appear, you can then control the cursor position much more accurately.

And to think I was always just annoyed by that "stupid bubble". Thanks for the genius quality tip. I still want a tab key for indenting paragraphs, but This is a fine workaround for my other concerns.

Thank you!

I Disagree, as I am using iPad in certain apps (like Evernote) and need to tab to add a row to a table or navigate quickly to enter data would be nice to have a soft key option without having to force each app to create one.

The real issue is that people want to use the iPad to type an indent for the beginning of a paragraph, and without the tab key someone has to hit the spacebar 5 times which is fine, unless you are trying to teach someone how to write. Then you are teaching them a bad lesson. How hard could a tab key be?

So not quite a tab key but iOS9 brings a swipe gesture to move the cursor. When the keyboard is present just slide two fingers across it left or right to move the cursor. This helps a lot but I still would like to be able to tab to next field when filling out forms.

In iOS 9, if you do a single, two finger tap, you turn the entire iOS keyboard area into a giant trackpad and you can place the text insertion "cursor" any where you want it.

If you double tap the keyboard with two fingers, you can highlight an entire line, then single tap with two fingers to use the keyboard trackpad feature to fine tune the selection to edit.

If using Microsoft Word, split keyboard by using two hands to swipe from the middle outward. The tab key will be located at the top left hand corner of the keyboard screen, tab icon is an arrow pointing to the right with a vertical line after it.

If you tap in front of the sentence or place you want to indent, then tap again, not double tap, options will appear and you can choose indent.

I Guess it depends on the program but if you hold your finger over the area where you would like to tab a menu comes up. In keynotes insert is one of the options. After selecting insert tab will be an option.

Addtionally, why isn't there one included in one of the software updates?

Question: Where is the tab key on iPad keyboard

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