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6/27/2014 | 6:12:21 PM
Difficulty editing with the Clamcase Pro keyboard
Your article is right on. I just bought the Clamcase Pro keyboard for my mini ipad. The advertisements said the clamcase pro would allow the mini ipad to operate like a computer. That was music to my ears. I write and I edit and touching the mini ipad screen to edit is a terribly cumbersome and inefficient process for one who writes constantly. I had hoped the clamcase pro would be more efficient. It is not. 

Specifically, I assumed the clamcase pro keyboard would have a function that allows one to forward delete the character to the right of the cursor. It does not.  The Apple site gives some instructions for editing. Many of these shortcuts work on the clamcase pro. http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MC184LL/B/the-one-delete-key-moves-left-is-there-a-single-keystroke-way-to-delete-right-with-this-keyboard/QKTDPPDJD9XPFFUTA. The function I most want, to forward delete, does not work. I have an older Zagg keyboard for the mini. It is not as elegant as the clamcase pro but you can forward delete a character by holding the "fn" key and the "delete" key. This doesn't work on the clamcase pro. Holding the "fn" key and "delete" key simply deletes the character to the left of the cursor, just as the "delete" key alone would do.

The inability to forward delete makes the keyboard of little use in editing. Apple would be well advised to address this for the mini iad. I'm not giving up my laptop PC any time soon.


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