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How to Search Emoji on iPhone

Aug 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Search Emoji on iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Use Keyboard as Mouse on Mac

Aug 11, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Use the Keyboard as Mouse on Mac

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 … Read More

How to Forward Delete on iPad Keyboard

Jul 13, 2021 - 4 Comments
iPad Magic Keyboard

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.

How to Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

Apr 9, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Type Accent Letters on iPhone & iPad Keyboard

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 … Read More

How to Type Backslash \ on iPhone and iPad

Feb 10, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Type Backslash on iPhone and iPad

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 … Read More

How to Type Straight Quotes on iPad

Jan 7, 2021 - 3 Comments
iPad keyboard

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 … Read More

How to Fix Slow Lagging Keyboard on iOS 14

Nov 29, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Fix Slow Lagging Keyboard on iOS 14

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.

How to Remap Globe Key on iPad to be ESCape

Nov 14, 2020 - 2 Comments
Remap the globe key to be escape key on iPad Smart Keyboard

 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. … Read More

How to Remap Modifier Keys on iPad Keyboard

Aug 21, 2020 - 1 Comment
iPad keyboard

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 … Read More

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

Feb 11, 2020 - 15 Comments
Typing the Euro symbol on a Mac keyboard

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 … Read More

How to Use QuickPath Swipe Keyboard on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13

Dec 12, 2019 - 5 Comments
Toggle QuickPath on or off

One of the best features of iOS 13 is the new QuickPath keyboard on iPhone and iPad. It makes it easier to type one-handed by swiping your thumb across the keyboard, rather than hunting and pecking at individual keys. Here we will demonstrate how to use QuickPath swiping keyboard, and also how to turn the … Read More

How to Turn Off Auto Capitalizing Words on iPhone and iPad

May 22, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to stop auto capitalization of words on iPhone and iPad

The iOS keyboard defaults to having a setting that automatically capitalizes a new word that is typed after the end of a sentence. This auto-capitalization applies to the first character of any word typed after a period, and while many iPhone and iPad users love this feature since it can make typing faster on iOS … Read More

Updated MacBook Pros Released with New CPUs, Butterfly Keyboard Repair Program Expanded

May 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
New MacBook Pro

Apple quietly updated the MacBook Pro line today via press release, offering faster processors and improved speeds at up to a 40% increase in performance. Apple also told select members of the press that the updated MacBook Pros include improved keyboard materials that aim to reduce keyboard failures. Additionally in regards to keyboards, Apple is … Read More

How to Turn Off Auto-Correction on iPad Hardware Keyboards

May 16, 2019 - 3 Comments
iPad on a stand with keyboard

If you use a hardware keyboard with iPad you may have noticed that auto-correct and some other keyboard settings that applied to iOS are no longer taking effect. This is because the iPad has separate settings for the software keyboard onscreen, and a hardware keyboard if one is connected to the iPad, and thus disabling … Read More

Use an iPad as a Desk Workstation with Stand and Keyboard for $35

Apr 29, 2019 - 13 Comments
iPad desk setup with stand and keyboard

Want to use an iPad like a desktop workstation? With a couple of low-cost third party accessories, you can easily do just that and quickly setup a functional environment for using an iPad at a desk kind of like a mini-computer. All you need is an iPad stand and an external keyboard, and you’re good … Read More

How to Type the Escape Key on iPad Keyboard

Apr 12, 2019 - 33 Comments
How to press ESC escape key on iPad

Have you ever noticed that dedicated iPad keyboards do not have an Escape key? If so, you might be wondering how to type the Escape key on an iPad keyboard. iPads using an external keyboard, whether it’s an external Bluetooth keyboard, a Smart Keyboard, a brand like Brydge, Zagg, Logitech, or any other dedicated iPad … Read More

14 Notes App Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

Mar 29, 2019 - 1 Comment
Notes app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

The Notes app for iPad has a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts available for usage within the app when a keyboard is connected to the device. If you’re a Notes app user and use an iPad with an external Bluetooth keyboard, a keyboard case, or with an Apple Smart Keyboard, you may find this collection … Read More

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

Mar 27, 2019 - 12 Comments
How to stop Mac typing periods automatically

The default keyboard settings on modern Mac OS versions include a shortcut for typing periods quickly. This means that hitting the spacebar twice will insert a period automatically at the end of a sentence or word. Automatically typing periods comes to the Mac from the iPhone and iPad world, and while some the period typing … Read More

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