Fingers, keyboard and stylus: best uses for the iPad

Fingers

  1. You can use one finger (say to open up an app or a link).
  2. You can touch and hold an icon. For instance, in Safari, you can long-press the + button to see all tabs that have been recently closed.
  3. You may use two, three of four fingers for different purposes. In this guide, you will learn the basic gestures to interact with iPad (swipe, scroll, zoom).

Keyboard

  • Copy : ⌘ + C
  • Paste : ⌘ + V
  • Undo : ⌘ + Z
  • Select all : ⌘ + A
  • Command (or Cmd) ⌘
  • Shift ⇧
  • Option (or Alt) ⌥
  • Control (or Ctrl) ⌃
  • Caps Lock ⇪
  • Insert a comment: ⌥ + ⌘ + M
  • Underline: ⌘ + U
  • Strike: ⌘ + ⇧ + X
  • See version history: ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + H
  • Jump from the beginning to the end of a line (and vice versa): ⌘ + ➝
  • Go to the beginning or to the end of a word: ⌥ + ➝
  • Select text letter by letter: ⇧ + ➝
  • Select word by word: ⇧ + ⌥ + ➝
  • Select the whole line of text: ⌘ + ⇧ + ➝ or select from the beginning of the text: ⌘ + ⇧ + ↑ or toward the end: ⌘ + ⇧ + ↓

Stylus

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