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Shortcuts

 Shortcuts


Welcome to iPad shortcuts.  In this section we will explore the easy way to accomplish repetitive tasks on your iPad.  Shortcuts are the secrets of techies and now they are available to you.

Adding a period

Adding a period quick...


Adding a period to the end of your sentence can be done by simply hitting the space bar twice at the end of a sentence.  Short and sweet but if you are typing a long email or document this nifty trick will save you some time.  Try it out and let us know what you think.

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Multitasking

Multitasking

Multitasking is a new feature on the iPad introduced with IOS4.2.  The introduction of multitasking with iPhone 4 was a huge hit and a welcomed feature on the iPad.  So what does it do for you?  Multitasking enables certain updated apps to run in the background, allow you to quickly switch between multiple apps.

To activate multitasking, double tap the home button. You will notice a grey multitasking banner appear at the bottom of your screen (see below).  Flick to the left to see more apps and tap an icon to open the application.  If you flick to the right you will see the scroll lock tools.

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To see what applications are running in the background flick to the left, hold your finger on the app until they jiggle, then tap the minus sign to stop the app from running in the background.

To return to normal operation touch anywhere above the multitasking bar and the bar will disappear

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Top of page

Auto-scroll feature


If you are viewing a long web page or document you can scroll to the top of the page using the scroll bars and hope you don't hit a page link on accident or you can tap on the black banner at the top of the page (see image below).

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