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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I downloaded a keyboard skin from the play store and can't figure out how to apply it. can someone help me?

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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using a stock keyboard or a 3rd party keyboard?

If a stock keyboard, a skin/theme can't be applied to it. I reccommend go keyboard or swiftkey 3 if you want skinned/themed keyboard.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The new version of TouchPal keyboard is amazing.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use the android keyboard that was on the phone
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I heard that go keyboard uses a lot of memory and that's why I haven't downloaded it
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Since I'm not going to downaload swiftkey 3 or go keyboard what other good free keyboards are worth downloading
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1. The stock Android keyboard does not support skinning without root.

2. Keyboards, I personally prefer Swype. Not sure if the latest version supports skins.

3. Touchpal is also very good.
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i want a free keyboard that doesnt take up a lot of memory. does touch pal take up a bunch of memory? also, is touchpal for use only if you use the swipe technique? also, lol if i download the touchpal will i be able to use the skin i downloaded before?
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The skin you downloaded before will only work for the keyboard it was designed for. A touchpal skin will not work for swiftkey for example. And no, all keyboards can be used for normal typing, even Swype. As for space, you'd have to see for yourself if its small enough. Google Play lists the file size anyway.
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the skin i downloaded was the glossy red keyboard skin hd. idk what keyboard it goes to
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it's from the makers of designpixel
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the skin i downloaded was the glossy red keyboard skin hd. idk what keyboard it goes to
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it's from the makers of designpixel
According to the Play Store description - https://play.google.com/store/apps/designpixel.glossyredkeyboardskin - that skin will work with the following keyboards -

Smart Keyboard Pro
Ultra Keyboard
Perfect Keyboard
TSwipe-Pro keyboard
Better Keyboard

Instructions for installation are also included in the app description.

Hope that helps!
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do any of you use perfect keyboard?
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I used to have it. It's a nice Keyboard app. I just like Swype better because perfect keyboard doesn't have that swiping feature. If forced to use a tapping keyboard though, I'd pick that. However the free version does not support skins however.
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how often does it force close? i was thinking about buying the full version but i don't want to buy something that's gonna keep force closing on me.
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