Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th May 2012 00:14 UTC
Apple Daniel Hooper has come up with a number of tweaks to the iPad keyboard to make text entry better. Various websites are in awe, but the basic gist is something I've mentioned before: just implement a few arrow keys - default on many Android keyboards - and be done with it. Hooper uses gestures to perform the functions of the arrow keys, but they are non-discoverable and most likely error-prone (you'll hit the keys) - and thus more complex. Arrow keys. All I ask for.
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by WorknMan on Sat 5th May 2012 00:59 UTC
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Before you view that video, be sure and put your speakers on mute ;)

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Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 5th May 2012 14:38 UTC
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Hooper uses gestures to perform the functions of the arrow keys, but they are non-discoverable and most likely error-prone (you'll hit the keys) - and thus more complex.

Is this meant to be taken seriously? I can't tell since it's so ridiculous.

Edited 2012-05-05 14:38 UTC

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by dnebdal on Tue 8th May 2012 12:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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"Hooper uses gestures to perform the functions of the arrow keys, but they are non-discoverable and most likely error-prone (you'll hit the keys) - and thus more complex.

Is this meant to be taken seriously? I can't tell since it's so ridiculous.
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It's perfectly true, though. Repeat keyboard swiping is annoyingly prone to side effects; gestures are less discoverable than visible keys; the sum of those two can be described as "more complex". What's ridiculous about that?

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arrow keys
by Moochman on Sat 5th May 2012 18:05 UTC
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arrow keys are slow. you've got the classic cursor-delay problem instead of direct manipulation. imho the proposed solution is preferable. even though it is indeed rather non-discoverable. but so are gestures in general--nothing new there.

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Codea
by henderson101 on Sat 5th May 2012 20:05 UTC
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2006-05-30

The Codea IDE adds in cursor keys, so it's both possible and workable to do so.if it could be done globally, I can only see that as a good thing.

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