Really wish that the iPad could take advantage of more keyboard shortcuts such as:
Ctrl C & Copy X: Copy and paste, Ctrl B: Bold etc for Emails
Arrow keys for scrolling up and down in Safari
Arrow keys for selecting emails in inbox, Enter key to select
Hold Escape for 1 second: Close current app
Hold Shift+Ctrl plus Left Arrow left: Previous app (multi-task switch)
Hold Shift+Ctrl plus Right Arrow left: Next app (multi-task switch)
As it stands right now, the keyboard is really only useful for typing when it could be used for so much more to make the iPad a more productive device.
Well, I agree with some of that, but the idea is to use your finger, after all. Scrolling is just dandy by finger.
But unless I'm missing something, I would like a way to move forwards and backwards character by character with a couple of keys. Originally, I thought the two arrow keys on the top left of the keyboard, above the keys would do that, but, of course, they don't. It's really awkward selecting a point in text when the text is small, as it is here when writing posts. So making corrections is more difficult than necessary. It would be much better to just tap near the character, and then use a key to get it where you want, just like on a regular keyboard.
I've always felt that it wasn't required to have a double width numbers key at the left bottom. I don't really understand that. It could have an additional key to the left of it. It would be great if it were a key that we could assign. In fact, I don't know why the space above the keys that's there now, with those two marginally useful arrow keys can't have the rest of it used for user assignable keys. I dislike needing to constantly hit the numbers keys to use something that I need often, like the $ sign, or the &, or most of all the @ key.