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How To Video: Use hidden iPad keyboard features

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How To Video: Use hidden iPad keyboard features

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Learn how to use the iPad's touch-screen keyboard for foreign languages, special characters, Caps Lock, and more.

>>Donald Bell: Hey, I'm Donald Bell for CNET.com and today I'm going to show you a few tricks for finding hidden features on the iPad's touch screen keyboard. ^M00:00:07 [ Music ] ^M00:00:17 The iPad's built in keyboard is one of the best we've used on a touch screen device, but seemingly doesn't offer all the extra characters you'd have access to on a traditional computer. But with a few tips and tweaks, you can really push this keyboard to its limits. First up, checkout the General Settings menu and select the Keyboard option. Here's were you can find access to the iPad's international keyboards and selectively enable features such as auto-correction, auto-capitalization, caps lock and a shortcut that inserts a period anytime you press the Space bar twice. For the real hidden gems, press and hold any of the vowel letters on the keyboard and you'll see options for all kinds of special characters. If you click over to the numbers and symbols keyboard, you'll find that many of the symbols also have press and hold options. In Safari, you'll also find that the ".com" button can be used to enter ".net", ".org" and ".edu" at the end of a URL. So, there you go, some tips on using the iPad's keyboard for CNET.com, I'm Donald Bell.

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