hey HTC.. if you're gonna go v-kybd....


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  1. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    htc...

    if you're not gonna have a hw kybd, at least make getting to the landscape-mode v-kybd easy!




    alot of times the wide kybd isn't available - other times it loses teh data you just put in

    !!


    that said, i love love LOVE the hero! i love sense! its a beauuuuutiful phone!



    but there are some usability issues in there - the human-computer-interface is "rough"
     

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  2. sleepyEDB

    sleepyEDB Well-Known Member

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    I found that enabling the suggestion feature and calibrating the keyboard improved my experience tremendously.
    I too was having this problem at first, but realized that I was hitting the enter key after I was finished typing. When I started hitting the 'close keyboard' key (bottom left corner...the button has the image of a keyboard on it) it preserved what I had typed perfectly.


    sleepy
     
  3. TattierPub

    TattierPub Well-Known Member

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    I'm finding the keyboard way too sensitive. Maybe I need to learn to lighten my touch.
     
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    SDscorch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ooh - i'll have to try this!
     
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    SDscorch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    that worked

    (posting from hero now!)
     
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    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    This is good to know. I still need to calibrate mine, and thanks to Slug, I know where its at now. :D
     
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    Negrito Well-Known Member

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    When isnt a 'wide' keyboard available? Far as i know you can use the keyboard in landscape anytime the keyboard opens.
     
  8. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    Thats incorrect. Want proof?

    From the home screen, hold your Menu key until you get your keyboard. Rotate the phone. You'll see that the keyboard doesnt rotate.

    It does this with certain areas of the phone. Home screens are one of those that dont rotate. Contacts I believe is another. Though I wish contacts would.
     
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    Negrito Well-Known Member

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    What are you typing on your home screen? As for contacts, you got me there. I havent had to add any yet as all mine were synced from my gmail acct...
     
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    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    I could be doing a Google search, but what I am typing isnt the point. You stated anytime the keyboard opens. I was merely correcting your error.

     
  11. rswheaton

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    How are you all typing when calibrating? Example... when I type in landscape which is 90% of the time I use both thumbs. When I type in portrait I use only my right thumb. When you calibrate it only allows you to type in portrait so should I try to go very slow and use both thumbs just as I would in landscape or just use my right thumb as I normally would? Will it make a difference in calibration?
     
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    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, this really bugs me. I mean, HTC has to know that at least some of us would want to type in landscape mode. I dont understand why we couldnt get a calibration for landscape.

    Overall, it probably wont effect you much just doing the regular calibrations, but it would still be nice to have the option.
     
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    Negrito Well-Known Member

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    i also stated 'far as i know' so kudos to you for proving me wrong. :rolleyes:
     
  14. rswheaton

    rswheaton Well-Known Member

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    I calibrated with both thumbs and took away the vibrate feedback and the keys fly! I think I can bang out about 50 words per minute!!! I will continue to test these settings.
     
  15. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    How about this. I was setting you straight, since you did say as far as you knew. :p
     
  16. SDscorch

    SDscorch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the secret (for me) to typing fast on a v-kybd is literally......... not caring!

    just push through - be sloppy




    and amazingly, it just figgers it out!







    also.. about the landscape vs portrait issue, i can't keep it straight in my mind where landscape is available and where it isn't - so i don't even try to type on the wide kybd - i'm 100% portrait mode --- straight up and straight down, like six o'clock, brutha!heh!
     
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    revtime Well-Known Member

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    I find it very easy to type in the landscape mode. After calibrating I can type pretty accurately in portrait mode as well. I hate hw keyboards though and much prefer a virtual keyboard. Try calibrating twice or more if need be, I had to do it twice to see good results.
     
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    ok, i'll take your wording over mine. it just sounds much nicer. :)
     
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    SDscorch Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i'm actually getting a feel for this



    even "selecting" text

    kinda weird - takes some getting used to --- you can use the trackball as well as just touch on the screen




    even just swiping the screen to get it to move - just conceptual things really

    feeling much more comfortable
     
  20. mfowler70

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    TBH, once you calibrate (best if done 2 or 3 times) and learn to trust the auto-correction system, there's hardly any reason to switch to landscape mode. My thumbs are fairly fat and I almost never use the landscape keyboard. You just have to trust the auto-correct until you get to an obvious word it doesn't know. The AC is really good.
     

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