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Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts

by Adam Marks Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:00 am EDT

Of all the features of the official (or any other) Bluetooth keyboard, the dedicated arrow keys to move the cursor in a text field has got to be one of the best enhancements to your typing experience on the TouchPad. However, just as on your PC's keyboard, you can also use the Shift and Control keys to further improve you typing.

  • If you hold down the Shift key and then press the arrows, this will allow you to highlight text one character at a time. This can be a lot easier than relying on the press-and-hold method of selecting text on the TouchPad.
  • If you hold down the Control key and then press the arrows, this will allow to you move the cursor one word at a time, instead of one character at a time.
  • You can also use both Shift and Control together to highlight entire words at a time
  • There is one quirk/bug of the TouchPad that can cause some frustration when using the Shift or Control keys. If you have more than one full page of text, trying to move the cursor or highlight text will cause the screen to scroll back up to the top. There is nothing you can do about this

One other shortcut that works on a Bluetooth keyboard is the same Shift+Backspace combination that works on the virtual keyboard to delete entire words at a time.

 

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