What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?

by ian5v   Last Updated September 16, 2018 16:12 PM

The top-left key on some bluetooth iPad keyboards functions as a home button. What happens when you connect the keyboard to a regular desktop and push the button, ie, what does the computer see? Is this some sort of command that could be replicated, say with a HID like the Teensy?

Answers 1

I found a Bluetooth keyboard designed for iPad and other platforms here. The product pictures show two labels on the top row of keys.

The top left key is labelled with both the "home" roundrect icon and "Esc".

iPad Bluetooth keyboard

So I think it would be worth trying to send the key code for Escape.

October 09, 2013 16:03 PM

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