Home » iPad, Reviews, how to

iPad Keyboard Shortcuts: Apple Adds More in iOS 7

9 November 2013 7,064 views No Comment


The iPad is great for doing real work, especially blogging, and even better when you mate it with a keyboard case. With the release of iOS 7, Apple has significantly boosted tablet efficiency by adding support for new iPad keyboard shortcuts and allowing third-parties to implement them, as well.

See also: iOS 9 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

• Safari
— Command + L — Open Location a la Safari on Mac
— Command + T — Open a new tab
— Command + W — Close the current tab
— Command + R — Refresh the current tab
— Command + . (period) — Stop loading the current tab
— Command + A — Select All
— Command + C — Copy selected text/image
— Command + V — Paste copied text/image
— Command + X — Cut
— Command + Z — Undo
— Command + Shift + Z — Redo
— Command + [ — Previous page
— Command + ] — Next page

• Mail
— Command + N to create a new message
— Command + Shift + D to send a message
— Delete/Backspace — Delete the currently selected message
— Up/down arrows to select suggested email address in To/CC/BCC popover fields

• Pages
— Command + Shift + K to comment
— Command + Option + K to show next comment
— Command + Option + Shift + K to show previous comment

Of course, there are some glaring omissions from the above list of iPad keyboard shortcuts. Perhaps the most badly needed is keyboard app switching a la the Mac’s Command + Tab shortcut. Also, at least on my ZAGGfolio, the arrow keys can’t be used scroll a webpage or move up/down emails in Mail.

A keyboard shortcut for Safari tab switching would also be a very welcome addition.

Which iPad keyboard shortcuts would you like Apple to add in the next release of iOS?

Via Tao of Mac and MacStories

Related Posts:
Mac Keyboard Shortcuts: Instant Mac Emoji Access
Mac Tips: Sleep My Mac NOW Keyboard Shortcut
iTunes 11 Keyboard Shortcuts
How to: Create a Mac keyboard shortcut to open any app
Hotkey EVE: Learn Keyboard Shortcuts
— Create a Notification Center keyboard shortcut
— Keyboard shortcut for fine grain volume, brightness control
— Cheatsheet displays available OS X, app keyboard shortcuts

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.