Support typing in landscape

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jongo, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. jongo

    jongo Active Member
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    i like typing in landscape but i dont use it because it covers the whole screen and you cant see anything else. Is there away to say show parts of ur text while in landscape?
     

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  2. Mabster

    Mabster Well-Known Member
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    Are you using the stock keyboard? When I type in landscape the keyboard only takes up about 2/3 of the screen. The top 3rd is my text.
     
  3. jongo

    jongo Active Member
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    Yea using stock and mine the same as urs but I want to be able to see texts from the other person while im typing and be able to enter my text with out having to close the keyboard and hit send. A prime example would be what the doodle drawing game where ur forced into landscape and can't see anyone else's answers because landscape takes the whole screen. I wanna be able to see a line or 2 of the other people text not just mine
     
  4. jongo

    jongo Active Member
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    The text box is unnecessaryly big. Basically want it how it is in regular mode with the same size keyboard in landscape and a smaller text box
     
  5. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member
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    I see what you mean. There was a texting app that imitates how iPhone texting looks and that has smaller text up top, so that may be helpful to you, but I don't know what it's called. Anyone?
     
  6. RestivoBC

    RestivoBC Well-Known Member
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    Handcent SMS, but don't know if it will fix the problem as it doesn't change how the keyboard is used.

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  7. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member
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    True but I think the text above the keyboard is smaller, thus allowing you to see more. I could be wrong though.
     
  8. jongo

    jongo Active Member
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    I'll dl and check it out. Thanks for the help. Just annoying when u can't see the chat while typing in landscape
     
  9. sammokablamo

    sammokablamo New Member
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    Hey Jongo,

    I'm frustrated with the same problem. I just installed Handcent SMS but I can figure out how to make the messages from the other person visible as I type. Have you had any luck with Handcent or any another solution to this problem?

    I'm surprised more people aren't frustrated with this. I haven't found anyone else bring up this problem on the internet.

    Thanks!
    -Sam
     
  10. bacon612

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    Ya. Im also pretty frustrated with this. There's gotta be a way to fix this. Its the same in all msg apps.
     
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