General AnySoftKeyboard

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrenalinerush12, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
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    Anyone tried this keyboard on the Eris? It's working great on mine. I like it so much better than the regular HTC keyboard. It's almost just like the standard Android keyboard but with different placements of buttons. You can even adjust the amount of vibration you get while typing each key. To enable it, go to locale & text, and select the check box. Then when you're about to type a message, long press the text box, choose select input method, then select AnySoftKeyboard.
     

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  2. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member
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    Just installed it to try it out. I've been looking for a more wide-set keyboard where the letters are bigger or at least spaced more. This is not the keyboard for that. It's even smaller than the HTC original and is much harder to use.
     
  3. DocTauri

    DocTauri Well-Known Member
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    Hey, this one brings the Send key back in landscape mode! Not sure what I think of it yet, but that alone gives it an extra 10 points!

    Thanks for the thread!

    Doc
     
  4. mtruman

    mtruman New Member
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    I got the TalkToMe keyboard a couple of days ago. Onscreen keyboard is pretty good (more standard Android-ish) but not better than the Eris. The voice-to-text capability is surprisingly good. Nice being able to speak notes and such into the phone when it's not convenient to type.

    A related question - are there any soft keyboards out there that have cursor keys? Having to touch in a text box to position the cursor is way too hard.

    [edit] - scratch that - I just answered my own question. Don't know why it never occurred to me to use the trackball to move the cursor. Duh
     
  5. WhiteDyno

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    Actually saw a previous post with large T9word keyset app. anybody got a clue?
     
  6. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member
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    Handcent has a t9 plug in i think
     
  7. Peaser

    Peaser Well-Known Member
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    To position thw cursor more easily use the trackball. It lets you roll around more easily.
     
  8. GrdLock

    GrdLock Well-Known Member
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    Hah, it's surprising how often I forget the trackball is even there. I swear for the first 2 weeks I had the phone whenever I made a typo in a txt msg, I kept trying to press my finger to move the cursor, which was kinda hard to do. Finally one day it occurred to me that maybe I could use the trackball!
     
  9. croid

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    YEEEESSSS! Thanks so much folks for the trackball tip! This is gonna save me a lot of cursing when trying to position the cursor within a word!
     
  10. Mechmess

    Mechmess Member
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    how the heck do i choose a different keyboard? I installed anysoft and clicked the check box next to it in my text and locale settings but the htc keyboard still pops up....
     
  11. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member
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    I have handcent and anykeyboard... I almost always use anykeyboard .. I don't use T9 anymore so that feature isn't missed but handcent looks so much better and has a slightly nicer feel to it but it IMO is not as accurate and the auto correct isn't on par with anysoftkeyboard
    They are both huge upgrades over stock
     

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