6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know (MacWorld)


The link above will take you to the MacWorld post – 6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know.  To summarize, below are the 6 gestures.

Swipe up with 4 or 5 fingers:  Lets you see all the open applications on your iPad.  From there, you can quit an application by flipping up on it's window thumbnail.  Or you can switch to any open app by touching its window thumbnail.

Swipe left or right with 4 or 5 fingers:  Let's you quickly flip through open apps.

Pinch the screen with 5 fingers:  Works the same as clicking the Home button on your iPad.

In Mail – a short swipe to the right in the middle of any message viewed in portrait mode where you can't see the InBox messages:  Shows the InBox pane.  A short swipe the other direction makes it disappear again.

Pull the onscreen keyboard apart with your thumbs:  To split the keyboard into two sections that's easier to do "thumb-typing" with, place both thumbs on the keyboard and pull it apart.  To bring them back together again, just use your thumbs to push them together again.

Tap, Hold, and Swipe your Safari Tabs:  On an iPad, you can drag your Safari tabs to re-order them.


Drag More Apps to Your iPad Dock:  Did you know your iPad dock can hold up to six apps?  Just touch and hold on an app until the all "jiggle."  Then drag the app(s) you want to your iPad dock.  Press the Home button when finished to make them stop "jiggling."

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Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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