Typing on lying on a surface of the iPad, rotated into landscape orientation – a simple task. But what if you have decided to do this, hold the tablet in his hands?
iOS 5 brought to the iPad possibility diversity on-screen keyboard into two parts so that clicking on virtual buttons can be done with relative ease right and left thumbs – Other involved to keep the tablet weight.
The old button, which is responsible for hiding and showing the keyboard, has found a new feature: its long-term depression provides a choice of two options – undock or split the keyboard.
Undocked keypad can be moved anywhere on the screen, before it was attached to its lower part. Feature is especially useful in conjunction with the division of the keyboard when the latter is manifested in the form of two mini-keyboard, easy to use two hands separately – is almost as effective as the iPhone or iPod touch.
There are other ways to activate the split keyboard.
Instead of choosing the desired action on the desired button, it should be, continuing to hold her, to perform a gesture of sliding up – keyboard undock and divided. Gesture sliding down – on the contrary, dock and connect the keyboard part.
Separation can take another, using two fingers, Put them on each side of the keyboard, you should make a gesture of breeding, as it were rastaskivaya keyboard parts in different directions. Opposite gesture with his fingers – the parts, – returns to the usual keyboard representation.