When the iPad is plugged into the keyboard dock, you can reach the home screen by pressing the "square" button in the upper left corner of the dock's keyboard. Is there a keyboard analogue to the double-press that brings up the multitasking bar, or do you have to reach for the physical button?

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    I didn't realize the dock keyboard was any different! Looking at (warning: huge image) septje.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/img_00211.jpg, I'm very inclined to say no, as purely an educated guess. Unless you can hold the home key for some period of time. But still, I doubt it. Note also that you will have no way to select/swipe in the multitasking bar. Feb 10, 2011 at 17:34
  • I don't have the keyboard for my iPad so I'm not sure if this works, but does ⌘+Tab allow app switching analogous to how it works on OSX?
    – Justwes
    Feb 25, 2011 at 17:48

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Double-hitting the Home key (at the Escape key place) will bring the multitasking bar much like the Home button on your iPad.

Confirmed on my iPad Apple keyboard dock.

  • That did it! Thank you, and thank you for experimenting.
    – Jadasc
    Feb 26, 2011 at 17:56

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