Keyboard shortcuts on an iPad? Are you kidding? No. Not at all. In fact, when you start to work with an iPad+keyboard setup you’ll notice how annoying it is to go back to having to touch the screen whilst typing. If you think keyboard shortcuts are a useful on a computer, they are an absolute must-do on an iPad+keyboard.
Quickly navigate through text (and select*)
Alt + arrow keys – Move your cursor one word at the time
Cmd + right arrow key – Go to end of line
Cmd + left arrow key – Go to beginning of line
Cmd + up arrow key – Go to beginning of document
Cmd + down arrow key – Go to end of document
*Combine these with the shift key to select text
Alt Delete – Delete one word
Cmd Delete – Delete one line
Fn Delete – Not supported unfortunately!
Alt E – Followed by e makes é
Alt ` – Followed by e makes è
Alt I – Followed by e makes ê
Alt U – Followed by e makes ë
Select, copy and paste
Cmd C – Copy
Cmd V – Paste
Cmd A – Select all
Un and redoing
Cmd Z – Undo
Cmd Shift Z – Redo
Esc – Declines suggested word
Eject – Show on screen keyboard
Media keys – Control iPod playback (F7 – F12)
Brightness keys – Adjust iPad brightness (F1 and F2)
Cmd Space – Switch input language
Standard shortcuts – for special characters seem to work
Bonus for iPad Dock Keyboard users:
You have a dedicated Home, Spotlight, Picture Frame and Screen Lock button on your iPad Dock Keyboard. Congrats!
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