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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arrow keys
by Moochman on Sat 5th May 2012 18:05 UTC
Moochman
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2005-07-06

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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