Getting slow as I age...

Posted by: SleeveTugger

Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 12:49 PM

I must be the only one who didn't know this. blush

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 01:04 PM


Obviously I'm even Older & Slower
cause I'm entirely clueless
to whatever you're talk about. crazy
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 01:29 PM

what's iOS 7?
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 01:30 PM

After updating my iPad to iOS7 i couldn't find the dot com key on the keyboard. Just realized it's still available by holding down the pictured key to reveal it.

Hope that makes sense.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 01:38 PM

If it's any consolation, I had no idea either. In fact, I had yet to notice it had even disappeared. My iPod is too old to update to 7, so I went and looked and compared it to my iPhone's keyboard and saw the .com had indeed disappeared. In my own defense, I rarely used the .com button.
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 01:46 PM

Thank you, i was really worrying I had totally missed the boat. crazy
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 02:06 PM

I did not know that either. I just thought they got rid of it. Thx.

cool
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 02:09 PM

Also, playing around now that you mentioned it, I see there's other keys that offer other options if you hold them down.

I'll be darn.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 03:16 PM

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Don't stay away so long ST. See what you've taught everyone, including me wink


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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Also, playing around now that you mentioned it, I see there's other keys that offer other options if you hold them down.

I'll be darn.

Great!
Like easily confused people (like me)
need that to get more easily confused. crazy
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: KateSorensen
Don't stay away so long ST. See what you've taught everyone, including me wink
I'll second that emotion. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 03:39 PM


me too
makes (at least) three
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 04:02 PM

Which other buttons? I couldn't figure any out. I really did try to, I am only being a little bit lazy. eek
Posted by: Papa

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 04:13 PM

Go to the search screen and hold down the dollar sign and you get options for Euro, Pound, Yen, etc.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 04:31 PM

Also holding certain letter and symbol keys get more options.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 04:37 PM

.com is not available that I can find on my iPhone4. The other options are, however. Not a deal breaker, since I rarely, if ever, used that key.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 04:41 PM

I was just giving one example. Holding down the question mark gives you an upside down question mark but I don't know why you would need it.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:12 PM

Spanish punctuation.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:17 PM

My Spanish is limited to the menu at Taco Bell.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:29 PM

i-aye -aye !! I didn't know that either ! blush

Thanks, I wondered why that disappeared - it was handy !

Papa is there a shortcut for a ¢ symbol ?? I hate putting $0.25 for 25¢ !!! mad

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:31 PM

You speak Chihuahua?! shocked
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
.com is not available that I can find on my iPhone4.
If you hold down the period when typing in a web address for instance, do you get the .com etc options? If you are just for example typing a reply here, holding the period only gives you . and ...
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Papa is there a shortcut for a ¢ symbol ?? I hate putting $0.25 for 25¢ !!! :mad
Push and hold the $ sign.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: DLC
Papa is there a shortcut for a ¢ symbol ?? I hate putting $0.25 for 25¢ !!! :mad
Push and hold the $ sign.

I'll be dammed, you're a genius Jim !! grin

OMG I found a degree symbol-- cool
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
OMG I found a degree symbol-- cool
Just start pushin' buttons. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 06:00 PM

Works in the URL field of Safari. Also gives .net, .org, .gov, etc as options.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 06:36 PM

If you had held the dollar sign an hour and a half ago when I mentioned it, you could have found the degree sign a long time ago. grin
Posted by: DLC

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Papa
If you had held the dollar sign an hour and a half ago when I mentioned it, you could have found the degree sign a long time ago. grin

Thanks for the . . S L O W . . response ! laugh
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 09:16 PM

"My Spanish is limited to the menu at Taco Bell."

¿Qué va a tomar?
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/09/13 09:21 PM

Everyone one of these was new to me. All I knew of was hitting the space bar twice to make a period.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/10/13 02:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: DLC
OMG I found a degree symbol-- cool
Just start pushin' buttons. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk laugh


The Very Best Hidden iOS 7 Features
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/10/13 02:10 PM

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Here’s another useful but undocumented keyboard trick that will help you quickly switch between numerical (123) and alphabetical (ABC) keyboards on your iOS device.

Let’s say you are typing a document and need to insert an email address in your text. Now the “@” symbol is not available on the alphabetic keyboard so you’ll first have to switch to the numeric keyboard (?123), tap “@” and then again switch to ABC mode.

That’s three keystrokes for typing one key. There’s a simple option as well – just press the ?123 key, slide the finger to reach the “@” key and then lift the finger up to release the key. You can use the trick to type numbers, punctuations marks, currency symbols and all other characters that’re found only on the numerical keypad of your iPhone or iPad.

and

If you want to change the style of quotation marks or need to use a longer dash punctuation mark instead of the default hyphen, press and hold the corresponding key. For typing the degree symbol in your email message, switch to the numeric keyboard and hold the ’0′ key for a while

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If I don't use these things I'll foget them lickity split! smile


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Posted by: lanovami

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/10/13 04:14 PM

Kate, at first I wasn't sure, but this is surprisingly time saving. Little speeder uppers like this help me a lot, especially as I have to go back and forth between English and Japanese a lot. Great tip.
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/11/13 12:40 AM

I use this little helper all the time as well...........to get back to the top of a site/page, touch the top black border just above the time stamp. Zips you right back to the top rather than swiping multiple times.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/11/13 11:42 AM

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Hi Five smile



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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/11/13 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: DLC
Papa is there a shortcut for a ¢ symbol ?? I hate putting $0.25 for 25¢ !!! :mad
Push and hold the $ sign.

I'll be dammed, you're a genius Jim !! grin

OMG I found a degree symbol-- cool



The "¢" symbol is a God-send, but
Still searching for the Degree Symbol...

but found that if you Hold Down many LETTER Keys
(particularly the Vowels) it brings up all the
Accent Symbols for that letter)

EVEN ON THE iPHONE 3!
so APPLE was Thinking Different long
before we noticed these lil Shorcuts.

GREAT THREAD, Sleeve!
smile
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/11/13 04:44 PM

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For typing the degree symbol in your email message, switch to the numeric keyboard and hold the 0 key for a while


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Posted by: Celandine

Re: Getting slow as I age... - 10/11/13 05:01 PM


Thank You, Kate smile

I don't use e-mail on my iPhone
I'm usually home more oft than not.

...but most of these shortcuts work
while Texting as well, which I do use.