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Old September 6th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to download the htc keyboard, is there a way to do that without downloading better keyboard from the market?

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Old September 6th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i want to download the htc keyboard, is there a way to do that without downloading better keyboard from the market?
Try Googling it. HTC.ime should give you results you want.
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I've tried almost every keyboard available. I prefer Swype. Actually the stock keyboard on the X is very nice if you don't want a gesture keyboard like Swype.
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what if I want swipe for portrait and multi-tap for landscape?
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what if I want swipe for portrait and multi-tap for landscape?
I would also love to see this. I know that the swype landscape has multi tap, but the keys are smaller
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Old September 7th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i found this really awesome site where you make your own keyboard!! check it out everybody! ---> http://www.gimpsta.com/themer/
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Coming from an iPhone I always felt the spacebar was too small.

Smart Keyboard fixed that problem for me. IMO best keyboard on the market (non swype) and I've tried most of them to remedy my problem.
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I would also love to see this. I know that the swype landscape has multi tap, but the keys are smaller
Download tasker. It lets you automate everything. Some scripting involved, so this isn't for newbs. But it's not difficult, from what I understand. A friend of mine does stuff like automatically disabling the keyguard when he's connected to his home AP, automatically starts music when he plugs in headphones, wifi turns on and brightness goes up when connected to power, etc. So what you are asking for should be doable.
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i found this really awesome site where you make your own keyboard!! check it out everybody! ---> http://www.gimpsta.com/themer/
You need to start your own thread with this!!!! Alot of people would love to have this. Just be sure to add that they need to use the v27 high res or froyo high res.

I've already themed up my UT keyboard!

edit...Doh! didn't noticed that it was YOU who started this thread lol. Still though.... Great find!

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haha i think i should start a thread just about this website, but i didnt even make the website.. haha so idkk but the site def is awesome.
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It sure is. If you do, just be sure to acknowledge the website. And not take credit for the work. Then it will be all good!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ehh ill play it safe if you want to you can! i feel like more people would look at your post as opposed to mine bc you are more well known
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haha i think i should start a thread just about this website, but i didnt even make the website.. haha so idkk but the site def is awesome.
I started one a few weeks ago and it got buried somewhere.

Here's a pic of my keyboard:

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[QUOTE=mikepic;1537596]Coming from an iPhone I always felt the spacebar was too small.QUOTE]

This is the truth. I've.typed.many.sentances.that.end.up.looking.like .this.
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this is the truth. I've.typed.many.sentances.that.end.up.looking.like .this.
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I actually stopped using this keyboard a week or so ago, it uses up a lot of memory.
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I actually stopped using this keyboard a week or so ago, it uses up a lot of memory.
Which keyboard? From the listed website?
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Which keyboard? From the listed website?

Yup, I really like it but it was using 14.5MB or so of available memory which was the most on my list of running programs/apps.
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I actually stopped using this keyboard a week or so ago, it uses up a lot of memory.
when you say uses up memory, do you mean it lags, or just that it was a big file?
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i want to download the htc keyboard, is there a way to do that without downloading better keyboard from the market?

NO...well yes there is a way but Google enforcers will brake down your door like its a meth lab and take your woman and children. If you dont have women or children in your life, they will travel into the future and take the women and children you haven't even had yet!
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does this keyboard have predictive text function tailored to people with the caffeine shakes? Cuz I need that on a sun morning, who am I kidding, those are DTE shakes
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when you say uses up memory, do you mean it lags, or just that it was a big file?
I like to check (using System Panel) to see how much memory the programs/apps are using while running or sitting idle in the background. The keyboard alone was using 14.5mb of memory which was more than anything else.
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does this keyboard have predictive text function tailored to people with the caffeine shakes? Cuz I need that on a sun morning, who am I kidding, those are DTE shakes

Yes, the keyboard has a lot of customization available.
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NO...well yes there is a way but Google enforcers will brake down your door like its a meth lab and take your woman and children. If you dont have women or children in your life, they will travel into the future and take the women and children you haven't even had yet!
haha funny, did you read thru the whole thread? because the HTC keyboard is out there for all to download free of charge. Or maybe I just don't get the joke?
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haha funny, did you read thru the whole thread? because the HTC keyboard is out there for all to download free of charge. Or maybe I just don't get the joke?
ya I don't really think you can't but the HTC Keyboard has nothing to do with Better keyboard besides they have a "HTC Skin"
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I guess I feel stupid asking this but once I make my keyboard and use the scanner to scan it on my phone, how do I switch the stock keyboard for the one I just created?
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I guess I feel stupid asking this but once I make my keyboard and use the scanner to scan it on my phone, how do I switch the stock keyboard for the one I just created?
Unzip it...then press the apk file to install it.

Long press in any text entry field-->Edit Text pops up-->press on Input Method-->HTC_IME mod.
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once you make the keyboard you download the zip. Unzip it, and place the apk on your sd card in a place where its easily accessible. If you downloaded it from your phone the zip will be in your downloads folder and you can just install from there. Also check this thread...Custom Themed HTC keyboards! for complete installation instructions. You are going to need a second file from Xda forums if you want to be able to adjust settings on your keyboard. Once you have your keyboard installed, go to settings>keyboard and languages> and check the box next to HTC_IME to enable the keyboard. Next go to any text entry field and long press to select the keyboard.
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