Support Droid X - How do you jump to a new line when text messaging?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by realace, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. realace

    realace New Member
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    I have been trying to figure out for the longest time how you jump to a new line (i.e. add a carriage return or line feed) with the Droid X when text messaging???

    I've read that with other droids you can hit "shift" + "enter", but we dont have an enter key on the keyboard when text messaging. Instead it is replaced by a :)

    Does anyone have a clue on how to do this?
     

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  2. xander66

    xander66 Well-Known Member
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    In swype settings there should be an option to change the smiley to an enter key. Mine was already there I thought, or maybe I changed it. The option exists though.
     
  3. 10splaya22

    10splaya22 Well-Known Member
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    I know it will automatically put an enter button if you are typing in a website for example. But I haven't found out how to do it while texting which I would like to know also.
     
  4. WishinItWas

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    I use Handcent and there is a specific setting for "action key" either enter button or smile button. I could not find the equivalent setting on the factor text messaging options.

    Download Handcent from the market
     
  5. 10splaya22

    10splaya22 Well-Known Member
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    I have handcent but I like to use the smile button. I just wish there was a way to change it while typing.
     
  6. realace

    realace New Member
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    I'm using the multi-touch keyboard and have the :) smiley and no "return" key.

    Does anyone know how to get the return key back on sms messaging?
     
  7. WishinItWas

    WishinItWas Well-Known Member
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    If you set it to default as an enter key you can hit the menu button and there is "insert smiley "..... its almost the same as having to hold alt then press enter and select from a list..... looks like that is going to be your only option
     
  8. Phantom_LS2

    Phantom_LS2 Well-Known Member
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    I just went through all my settings and can't figure out how to get rid of the damn smiley icon.
     
  9. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member
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    Bump!

    I don't see this option either in the swype settings or stock keyboard settings.
     
  10. Nightwind Hawk

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    Try using Handcent SMS instead as your default program... to me it has a LOT more features than the regular texting app and it will blend in and become default. It can split messages above 160 characters and theme, which attracted me to it! There is a specific option in there for the smilie or enter key.
     
  11. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I've use Handcent before, rather keep it stock.

    Ok, it appears that there its no option to change this from the stock settings.
     
  12. 007E

    007E Well-Known Member
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    :bump: anyone know how to get this to work on the default (non swype) Droid X keyboard. I don't want Handcent or any other programs at this point in time, I just want it to work with the original keyboard.
     
  13. sgcromer

    sgcromer New Member
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    i know this is an answer to an old question... but tried it and the last person was correct.. cut off swype.
     
  14. annadorable

    annadorable New Member
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    I tried pressing the shift key and the smiley button turns into the return key. i jave a Droid Ultra. Not sure of it's the same with other phones.
     
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  15. MrNoComment

    MrNoComment New Member
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    SOLVED ,, Shift Button is the trick
    Thanks :)
     

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