Apple Blue Tooth keyboard, iOS and VoiceOver: Quick notes.

You can get a lot done pairing, pun intended, a blue tooth keyboard with your phone / tablet.

Here’s some quick notes. I’m using an Iphone 5, iOS 7 and a Logitech K760 keyboard.

The Logitech K760 is a solar powered blue tooth keyboard that can be paired with up to 3 devices simultaniously. It has the requisit keys to effectively use Voiceover., The F1, F2, F3 keys, switch between three paired devices.

Comparing Apple keyboard layout to Windows

Apple keyboard | Windows keyboard

Function | N/A
Ctrl |> Ctrl
Option | Windows
Command | Alt

General navigation

VoiceOver, the Vo Modifier, is the control key, plus option. Therefore a vo down arrow is, ctrl, option, down arrow.

Toggle quick nav on / off
left + right arrow.

vo + h

Start / stop current action.
vo + –

Prev rotor setting
up + left

Next rotor.
Up + right arrow.

Activate selected element.
Up + down arrow.

Read from cursor
vo + a

Read from top
vo + b

Double tap
VO + space bar.

Move to status bar
vo + m.

VoiceOver Settings

Prev setting.
Vo + command + left.

Next setting
vo + command + right.

Increment setting.
VO + command + up or down

Screen curtain
vo + shift + s.

Vo help.
vo + k