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Take Control of Your iPad by Tonya Engst

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Learn the Interface

Interacting with an iPad is more direct than interacting with many other electronic devices. For example, shaking it (like a salt shaker) is not only permitted, it’s expected! In this chapter, I walk you through basics like using the Home screen and making gestures (movements with your fingers). After that, I discuss many interface-related activities: typing, copying, multitasking, and more.

Go Home

The Home screen has a series of pages that contain icons for your apps (Figure 35). If you are not on the Home screen, you go there by pressing the round Home button.

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Figure 35: The default Home screen on a third-generation iPad.

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