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Supporting Keyboard Types

iOS supports several keyboard types (default,email, url, phone)*. Webviews can set the type of the keyboard.

This support-page sets the type "email" for the field for the emails. The Apple keyboard respects this setting (see first picture). padkey doesn't respect this setting (see second picture).

*https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/StringsTextFonts/Conceptual/TextAndWebiPhoneOS/KeyboardManagement/KeyboardManagement.html

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    Thomas ScheweThomas Schewe shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    not for now  ·  PadKeysAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded  · 

    Thank you for your thoughts. There are two parts to “respecting” the setting shown in the screenshots: switching layout to put ‘@’ prominently on the first screen, and showing email addresses in the completion area. We will think about how we might do this second one.

    As far as the first, the overall philosophy of PadKeys is to not be switching layouts continually to adapt to the situation, with the side effect that the user must adapt as well. :-} Instead, we make all keys accessible in standard places at all times so your fingers can use their memories from regular laptop and desktop keyboards, and you can spend less of your brain space on key layouts. :-)

    Note, we aren’t here to force this down anyone’s throats. If you don’t use regular computer keyboards frequently or find you’d rather have adaptive phone-style keyboards on your iPad, there are other excellent options out there.

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      • Thomas ScheweThomas Schewe commented  · 

        NOTE: The picture are shown in the wrong order: The "first" is IMG_588.PNG on the right and the "second" is IMG_589.PNG on the left.

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