terrible keyboard

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  1. johnnyjp

    johnnyjp Active Member
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    its terrible. just cant type anything without mistakes. thats bullshit. tried to install some other keyboards, but even though theyre enabled in language & keyboard, i cant get them to work after froyo update (orange, unrooted).

    as much as i love my desire, yesterday i was so angry i almost smashed it on the wall because i was getting pissed of with the mf keyboard! i dont need fkin updates if the most important thing doesnt work - the keyboard!

    i also have an 3 gen ipod touch. the screen is smaller, resolution smaller, but typing is sweet.

    HELP ME OR I WILL HAVE TO KILL EVERYONE AT HTC :D
     

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  2. Jammy

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    Personally, I love "Smart keyboard Pro". There's a free version with some features held back.


    Just saved the lives of everyone at HTC, feelsgoodman :cool:
     
  3. johnnyjp

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    ha :) i wouldnt be so sure :) itried installing it, none of the alternative keyboards seem to work on froyo!
     
  4. Jammy

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    Settings > Language and Keyboard

    Tick the keyboards you want to use. Press and hold a text field and select "Input Method", then choose the keyboard you want :)
     
  5. LECTER

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    Smart keyboard also has an iphone type layout that works pretty well! ;)
     
  6. Jason71

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    I am on Froyo (unbranded sim free) I use swype as my default keyboard and just tried smart keyboard 2 minutes ago and it works fine. What problem is it that you have with all these other keyboards?
     
  7. SUroot

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    Did you calibrate your keyboard initially?
     
  8. JohnnyBravo1000

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    I don't mind the stock keyboard. In my opinion it isn't too bad at all.
     
  9. bartlet

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  10. Evil Genius

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    the only issue i have is when my big, fat thumbs hit the full stop key instead of the spacebar. any ideas on how to increase the width of the spacebar?
     
  11. flyte

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    calibrate your keyboard, silly.
     
  12. Hadron

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    Just tried that one - very nice, I find it very easy to use. Usually you need to give a keyboard a little time to get used to it (or decide whether you are going to), but this was good from the go.

    Only one niggle - if I press the spacebar in 123 mode it switches back to ABC, and I've not found a setting to override this behaviour so far. Do you know whether that's possible?

    (The HTC keyboard does this too, so maybe it's not possible, but I find it irritating).
     
  13. DesireMe

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    With a calibrated keyboard, i find the standard keyboard and predicative texting very easy and good.
     
  14. no fit state

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    My vote goes to Swiftkey :)
     
  15. johnnyjp

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    calibration doesnt do much... i mean u can get used to it, but the ease of use compared to iphone... wow... thats a difference. htc keyboard sucks.
     
  16. OFI

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    I never even knew there was an option to calibrate the keyboard. Never did anything on it that wasn't my fault so didn't look for it :p

    Swype and Swiftkey are very good :)

    Tempted to try Smart Keyboard anyway.
     
  17. hero1908

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    I have the stock htc keyboard and though it's OK, I wish htc had taken the time to work on it abit more. When am typing, it sometimes hangs and then displays the word(s) that I've typed while it hanged. Abit like Swype, in that it displays the word when you finish swyping it, if you know what I mean.
     
  18. Phenomenological

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    No, no it doesn't. You don't like it, there's a significant difference. :rolleyes: Have you tried the compact qwerty that's built into the phone? It's at least worth a shot. I heartily recommend Swype or SlideIt as alternatives, however.
     
  19. widehead

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    Sharpen your sausage fingers with a Stanley knife. :D
     
  20. Rob Jones

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    Is this the English for smart keyboard on The Market? If so its telling me that I dont need to install it unless I use smart keyboard pro

    I want it, how do I get it?
     
  21. Evil Genius

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    yes, you're right. calibratin my keyboard would be very silly :rolleyes:

    calibrating would not make the keys any bigger or change the spacing between the keys. i just need a longer/wider spacebar so when i type at speed, i don't have to be so accurate.
     
  22. bonerp

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    i'm hoping the HD will have bigger keys for my fat fingers
     
  23. EddyOS

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    If the Desire HD ROM on the Desire is anything to go by the keys are smaller. Because the HD doesn't have a trackpad there are arrow buttons at the bottom of the keyboard...I have no issues with it but some might (this is also on a smaller screen, remember)
     
  24. furious duck

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    You think the stock is bad you should try Swiftkey! Personally I quite like the stock. This doesn't exactly answer your question I know but I've given all the other keyboards a chance and none of them are as good as the stock imo.
     
  25. Mubble

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    SlideIt is simply awesome.
     
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