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Horrible physical keyboard design 1) Can I remap it somehow 2) Does everyone have these issues?Support

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  1. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Well-Known Member

    The physical keyboard on this phone is terrible. I bought this phone for the physical keyboard and I find myself relying on the virtual keyboard + SwiftKeyX because it's so bad. Problems with the QWERTY physical keyboard include:

    • You must press the Fn button to go into Fn mode and then press it again to go back to normal letters
    • The comma button requires that you use the Fn key and isn't just a normal key
    • There is no "OK" or "Go" button on the keyboard, which is real problem when some input forms require you press "enter" somehow
    • When I press the capitalization key, it makes every letter capitalized until I press it again. When I press it again, it stays capital for one extra letter. For instance: [Cap key] A [cap key] L-a-b-a-m-a, writing Alabama as ALabama. If I press the cap key twice from the get-go, it still capitalizes two letters instead of one, giving me ALabama. It makes NO SENSE AT ALL.
    • The supposed ".com" function key does not even work. I have never successfully gotten it to write ".com."
    My questions are:

    1. Is my phone defective or is this just how it works?
    2. Can I somehow remap this POS keyboard? The LG Optimus Slider keyboard was great and this thing is garbage.

  2. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    Let me see if I can answer your questions.

    1. No, it only enters permanent FN mode when you press it twice. If you press it once, then the key with the FN character you need, it goes right back to regular typing.
    2. Yeah, this is annoying.
    3. It does have an 'Enter' key. It's the button with the little backwards arrow between the 'Up' and 'Right' arrow keys.
    4. I don't have my phone on me to verify, but I do not remember it doing this for me. Double press should keep it capitalized until you press it a third time. Single press should only capitalize the first letter after you press it. If you press it once, then a letter, then press it again, the next letter should also be capital but no more. If you kept repeating this process, every letter would end up capital.
    5. The ".com" button works very well for me. I use it all the time. I am not sure what your problem could be, but it works fine for me.

    1. I think your phone is probably defective, with what you have described aside from the comma key.
    2. Yeah, button remapper from the play store should do the trick.
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  3. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Well-Known Member

    Well then it appears that 1, 4 and 5 are the result of a problem with my phone. It definitely does not go to Fn for one key press and then back to normal typing, capitalization is definitely messed up and as I've said, I've never been able to get it to produce ".com." I purchased it over a month ago, so hopefully Virgin Mobile will let me get a new phone. Unless someone knows of some other way to fix this.
  4. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Well-Known Member

    Can anyone else confirm if this is just my phone or if they have the same problems?
  5. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Well-Known Member

    Same as cooldude here. Must be an issue with your keyboard.
  6. lovemuffin

    lovemuffin Well-Known Member

    I figured out what happened. For some reason, Swift Key X interferes with the physical keyboard on the Kyocera Rise. I had the LG Optimus Slider, and I was able to use Swift Key X with that physical keyboard just fine.

    Please vote for this bug and hopefully Swift Key X will fix it: Kyocera Rise Otherwise, guess I can't use Swift Key X anymore. Bummer - otherwise, it's a really great app.

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