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Nelson Au

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Hey guys, I noticed a few months ago that you can no longer pause a video and take a screen capture. It appears Apple or another entity disabled This functionality. I guess for copyright reasons.

This happens in the video app playing movies and also in the CBS All Access app. I wish they didn’t do that.
 

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Hey guys, I noticed a few months ago that you can no longer pause a video and take a screen capture. It appears Apple or another entity disabled This functionality. I guess for copyright reasons.

This happens in the video app playing movies and also in the CBS All Access app. I wish they didn’t do that.

This has been common in OS X. Not only to Apple but a lot of other companies that don't want to be held liable for copyright issues.
 

Nelson Au

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Wow, I just discovered something by accident while reading a thread on the HTF, I accidentally slide my Apple Pencil in the area where you type a reply. It actually left a line. So I hand wrote a few letters and they converted to type written letters. How cool!

I didn’t know about this functionality. This must be an Apple functionality where one can hand write into any areas where one can enter type.
 

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Wow, I just discovered something by accident while reading a thread on the HTF, I accidentally slide my Apple Pencil in the area where you type a reply. It actually left a line. So I hand wrote a few letters and they converted to type written letters. How cool!

I didn’t know about this functionality. This must be an Apple functionality where one can hand write into any areas where one can enter type.

I had to turn it off as it became a huge pain-in-the-ass.

Every time I used the iPad to reply to an email or even typing a browser URL, I was putting drawing marks all over the screen.

I had to go into settings and turn off the handwriting feature.

I realize it's a huge feature. Perhaps I should train myself to use it. I loved writing little handwritten notes when I owned a Galaxy S phone years ago. However, for replying in length to emails, I find typing to be much faster than handwriting.
 

Nelson Au

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Hey guys, yeah, I remembered this hand writing functionality being discussed at one of the WWDC. But I’ve not tried it much. I was doing a sketch in my drawing app for work and took a break to look at the HTF and I normally don’t have my Apple Pencil in hand except when I’m drawing. So it was a surprising accident. Unexpected functionality on a forum!
 

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