I've had a very simple problem that I don't seem to be able to find a solution to. I've opened nano and typed in:
Then I wanted to close the file. I can see at the bottom of the screen ^X to exit, which I've found out means control-X. I've tried typing that (didn't work), then clicking on the corresponding area on the screen, then scrolling to Nano on the menu and clicking on CTRL+X but still can't seem to get it to close. How do I do that? I'm sure there must be a simple answer, but I can't find it!
you're correct, the answer is quite simple! You see the three little dots above the keyboard, on th left side? Touch them and slide to 'nano'. Then, in the bar above the keyboard, you will find many ctrl key combination, just like ctrl+x. If you touch them, the terminal app will do the keypresses for you.
Here are two screenshots:
If you want to learn some more tricks about the terminal, please see: