Positioning the cursor without keyboard?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jim Dawson, May 10, 2010.

  1. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    Is there a replacement keyboard that has a way to position the cursor without sliding out the useless physical keyboard? I despise the keyboard and would never slide it out if there were another way to move the cursor around.

    I wish I liked the Incredible, but I don't. I would pay retail for a Droid without the keyboard and with the cursor function of the Incredible.
     

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  2. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Well-Known Member
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    It is unfortunate that you feel that way about the physical keyboard - personally, I would never consider owning a smartphone without one.
     
  3. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    So, I guess you don't know anything that will do what I want.
     
  4. TheBeachBoy

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  5. (G)

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    Swype also has a special "editing keyboard" function that allows you to position the cursor, cut, copy, paste, and delete text.
     
  6. queueman

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    When you are typing and want to position the cursor, go to the text area and touch where you want the cursor to be. For instance, if you had forgotten the space between the words "the" and "Incredible", touch the screen after the letter "E". It takes a little practice, but it works.
     
  7. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    Well, I feel stupid now (not the first time). I've been using Smart Keyboard Pro and after going to their web site, I now know that the function is there I just didn't know it.

    Now I never have to slide out the keyboard again!
     
  8. queueman

    queueman Member
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    Don't feel stupid. It took me a couple of weeks to figure it out. Enjoy your Droid.
     
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  9. Jim Dawson

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    Thanks, I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
     
  10. craighwk

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    The physical keyboard might as well not exisit to me. So, it's been annoying for me having to manually place the cursor with my finger. Perhaps I need to download one of these keyboards to make life easier. Google really needs a solution for this issue.
     
  11. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    I agree, I wish Motorola would introduce a Droid with no physical keyboard.
     
  12. cggorman

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    If you're rooted, the HTC_IME keyboard mod has a tweak that allows customization of volume buttom key behavior and swipe behavior...among other things, you can set this to move the cursor.
     

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