How to execute Windows-Like keys in an external keyboard connected to an iPad

What keyboards strokes can we use in an external keyboard we purchased for our iPad.  The keyboard has no Windows keys, it's all Apple key format.

We need to use keys like: ESC, Home, END, Function Key F5, etc.,

Is there way to do this?
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
What keyboard did you purchase for the iPad?
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Logitech Ultrathin (it has the standard apple keys)
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I use a macbook pro / PC everyday, and I follow these general Mac OS and Windows keyboard equivalents.

As for keys that the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard has used seems interesting to say the least.  For example, the normal 'Esc' key looks like its emulating a 'Home' button as you would normally use on the iPad/iPhone.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately the functions we looking for are not present:

Esc, Home, End, F5 (for refreshing screen)

is there any way around that?
(we've included pix of out logitech keyboard)

Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Thanks for the photo!

Esc is not that rectangle in the top left of the keyboard?  What happens when you use it?

F5 = CMD+R (alternative to F5 because I don't see any F1-F12 options on Logitech's keyboard in that picture.)

Most desktop computer keyboards have 6 keys around those two common ones you're referencing:
Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down.
For this Logitech keyboard:
Home = I don't know.  
End = I don't know.
But the Logitech up and down arrow keys should 'scroll' up or down, despite them not being an immediate jump to the top or bottom of the page you're on.

I noticed a Fn key there with several other key options on the board.  Does your Logitech manual define what those other functions do?  The Fn typically serves additional key options and may have exactly what you're looking for?
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
The rectangle in the top left of the keyboard is the "Home" of the iPad.

We tried the Fn prior placing the question.

Hope we can find the solution.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Just checking: so you're saying Cmd+R is not doing a refresh (F5)? Cmd+Right (arrow) would be End - can you try that?

What does Keyboard mention under System Preferences? Can you access the modifier keys there?

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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Sounds good!!! Will give it try!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay; super sick, but back on EE!

Ok, we'll check right now!
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
just tested recommendation:

Cmd+R didn't refresh, but Control-R did work to do a F5 function.

Cmd+Right didn't do an END function (rather, it changes the entire windows to the left)

So at least we have the F5 function working, how about HOME and END?
(the ESC function is already part of the keyboard but some reason we didn't noticed it)

Tried to find the "System Preferences" as recommended but not successful.  How do we access it so we can access the modifier keys as you recommended?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
>> How do we access it
That's under Settings -> General - Keyboard

(System Preferences is the Mac name of these settings...)
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Ok, go it.  However, on your question in "What does Keyboard mention under System Preferences? Can you access the modifier keys there?", there is no "modifier keys" when we looked (see pix below).  Please explain.

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Not much there in settings. Can you try:

Fn + Shift + Right Arrow (for End)
Fn + Shift + Left Arrow (for Home)
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
it highlights character by character.
Have you tried
fn + Up Arrow
fn + Down Arrow


fn + shift + Up Arrow
fn + shift + Down Arrow

Have you tried to contact Logitech support listed on page 35 in your manual?

United States +1 646-454-3200
Argentina +0800 555 3284
Brasil +0800 891 4173
Canada +1-866-934-5644
Chile +1230 020 5484
Latin America +1 800-578-9619
Mexico +001 800 578 9619
rayluvsAuthor Commented:

Just made a mistake and sorry for not identifying it.  We have been answering the entries in this question to another thread totally unrelated (since its a Targus keyboard and the one in this question is a Logitech).

Going back to your entry on ID: 41167684, on:

Cmd+R = refresh (F5)
Cmd+Right (arrow) = END

It does work.

That said, please excuse us and we will proceed to close the question.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Just read your recent entry, thanx for the additional info!!!

FYI, you resolved it on ID: 41167684!
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Thank you, and I am glad to hear this was resolved!
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