How can we make PadKeys better?

A top row switch key

I noticed that we have two backspaces which is kind of unnecessary in my opinion. What if that backspace key on the bottom left was replaced by a key that you can use to switch between the numeric top row and the shortcut bar for all your copying and pasting needs? I personally find it a pretty nifty idea and I wonder what you think about it.

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    Sahri shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    input requested  ·  AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded  · 

    Hi,

    Well, some people DO like having the forward delete, but it’s not for everyone so we have thought about making that a customizable key. But for now we’ve been holding off in the name of keeping things simple.

    As far as the shortcut bar, we are unfortunately not able to access or turn on/off Apple’s own shortcut bar. However in the next PadKeys version we will be including undo, redo, and paste buttons in our own suggestions bar. We hope this will make it more feasible for iOS 9 users to turn the Apple shortcut bar off completely to gain the extra space. (And of course iOS 8 users will benefit from the functionality which isn’t available at all otherwise.)

    Other peoples’ thoughts are welcome.

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      • AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) commented  · 

        Just to be clear: the key on the lower left *IS* a forward-delete key. It's not a second backspace key as OP suggested.

      • Liz commented  · 

        I think we need the DEL key so that we can just delete to the right from the cursor. The more the keyboard is the same as laptops the better. I downloaded your keyboard purely because the IOS 11 onboard one had no DEL key and no back or forward arrows to get the cursor directly on a single character to delete and the only option was to delete a whole word just for one character and at least with yours you have the arrows but a DEL key would make it perfect.

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