It's versus Its

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ThunderPeel2001, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. ThunderPeel2001

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    Hi there, anyone know what's going on with my phone? Whenever I type "i-t-s" on my HTC Desire, it never gives me the option for "it's" only ever "its" or "It's" (with caps). It's very annoying!

    Also, is there a way of disabling the "settings" button on the QWERTY keyboard? I keep pressing it when I'm aiming for a comma -- seems like a very bad design decision, especially considering the screen goes black for a few seconds before you can quit out of the "settings" screen.

    Otherwise loving my Android phone! Thanks for any help! :)

    - Johnny
     

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  2. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
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    This is a minor gripe of mine as well - again on the HTC Desire.
     
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  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    This happens to me when I try to type IL (For Illinois) and it types I'll >.<
     
  4. Megs

    Megs Well-Known Member
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    Whenever I type "lol" it always comes up at "loll" first. Drives me nutty.

    I was using one keyboard where I couldn't type "I'll" for the life of me. It only came up as "ill." I think it was the same with "we're" and "were."
     
  5. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Well-Known Member
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    i have just tested this on my htc desire using the new message, and all the words work as expected.

    sadly unable to help since it works on mine.

    how ever mine does have the android 2.2 leedroid 1.4c rom on it. also never noticed this before i installed the rom either.
     
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  6. ThunderPeel2001

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    Thanks, Terry, it's nice to know that it might be fixed!

    So just to make sure we're talking about the same thing: You're typing a text message and you type I T S using the QWERTY keyboard on a HTC Desire... while you're in the middle of a sentence (i.e. not at the beginning of a new one).

    I get the following options:

    its It's it'd order

    For some reason "it's" is always capitalized.

    Is this NOT what you see?

    Thanks again.
     
  7. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Well-Known Member
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    i have just tried again because the first time i tried using it's at the beginning of the message.

    i just typed the following message.
    hello it's terry lol from Illinois

    words lol and Illinois worked first time.

    i get the same options as yourself for "its" but is easy to enter it's without the capital just type it long press c for ' and then press s, and it writes it's without changing it.
     
  8. ThunderPeel2001

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    Thanks Terry. VERY annoying to hear this isn't fixed in 2.2. Typing "i-t-HOLD c-s" is extremely irritating and unnecessary. Can't believe there isn't a better solution for this absurd problem. (How often do we use "its" in the English language anyway?!)

    Makes me very sad :(
     

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