I recently purchased a Logitech K380 keyboard for my iPad, running iPadOS 14.4. It's awesome, but I have one issue. When I use the arrow keys, it doesn't let me navigate text with the arrow keys. For example, when I enter text on the search bar, I press the arrow key to go back a letter to edit, and it just swipes. Is there a way to change this so I can navigate through text with a hardware keyboard's arrow keys?

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    – fsb
    Feb 26, 2021 at 18:07
  • It’s not about the keyboard, it’s about what external keyboard arrow keys do on iPadOS Feb 26, 2021 at 18:18
  • It doesn't do this with the built-in iPadOS keyboard or the Apple Magic Keyboard so it's how Logitech is handling the arrow key press on their keyboard.
    – fsb
    Feb 26, 2021 at 19:17
  • The built-in iPadOS keyboard doesn't have arrow keys, but if the Magic Keyboard doesn't do it, you're probably right Feb 26, 2021 at 19:42
  • Correct, that's why I was saying it's not an iPadOS thing because it only happens when the Logitech keyboard is attached.
    – fsb
    Feb 26, 2021 at 19:51

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I fixed it by going to Accessibility > Keyboards > Commands and I disabled the arrow key shortcuts. This allowed the arrow keys to use the default action instead of swiping

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