Chapter 18. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
In This Chapter
Typing faster with the slide
Typing faster with autocorrection
Altering the speed of scrubbing in iTunes
Sharing Web pages
Choosing a Safari home page
Creating free ringtones with GarageBand
Capturing a screen grab
Dumping apps from the multitasking tray
After spending a lot of quality time with our iPhones, it's only natural that we've discovered more than a few helpful hints, tips, and shortcuts. In this chapter, we share some of our faves.
Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation
Our first tip can help you type faster in two ways: by helping you type more accurately and by enabling you to type punctuation and numerals faster than ever before.
While reading this book, you find out how to tap, double-tap, and even double-tap with two fingers. Now we want to introduce you to a new gesture we like to call the slide.
To do the slide, you start by performing the first half of a tap. That is, you touch your finger to the keyboard screen but don't lift it up. Now, without lifting your finger, slide it onto the key you want to type. You'll know you're on the right key because it pop ups and enlarges.
First, try the slide during normal typing. Stab at a key. If you miss, rather than lifting your finger, backspacing, and trying again, do the slide onto the proper key. After you get the hang of the slide, you'll ...