Tips Using a better Keyboard on the Xoom

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jef, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Jef

    Jef Active Member
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    Hi All,

    Since I picked up the Xoom the other day, I was kind of annoyed at the wide keyboard when entering in text. I found alternative keyboards which may work better, and posted my thoughts on my site.

    I figured I'd like it here for other Xoom users:

    Using the Motorola Xoom Keyboard and other alternatives

    Hope that helps!
     

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  2. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Thumb Keyboard in the market is really good, very customizable. Meant for tablets.
     
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  3. Jef

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    Rjourdey,

    ThumbKeyboard is the one I use for example in the post above. I've really come to like it's customizations.
     
  4. PaulG1488

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    Yes id strongly reccomend thumb keyboard to anyone that doesn't have it yet
     
  5. QuickDraw

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    Can someone suggest a good one for the Xoom that doesn't cost anything? I know that sounds cheap :) but hey, this thing just cost me a buttload. :eek:
     
  6. marctronixx

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    lol the app is 2 bux bro...
     
  7. QuickDraw

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    Hey, the economy is trecherous :) Oh well, I guess if it becomes necessary I'll buy it.
     
  8. rjoudrey

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    Actually $1.64. Lees than an ice cream that lasts about 5 minutes. This will last a long time and save a lot of time.
     
  9. NTexican

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    Any chance of getting Swype?
     
  10. even4steven

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    I downloaded the Thumb Keyboard from the market, and it gives various options in both landscape and portrait. More like the way I use a keyboard on my Evo, using my thumbs. I am not sure what my preferred way will be, but I like how it gives me access to numbers and direction keys at all times. Has anyone else tried this or other on-screen keyboards?

    Steve
     
  11. Old Member

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    How do you select a different keyboard? Long press doesn't bring up the option of changing keyboards like it does on my Incredible.
     
  12. Old Member

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    Nevermind I figured it out . Giving thumb keyboard a try now.
     
  13. even4steven

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    I think I like the 5" or 7" settings a bit better.
     
  14. breitling65

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    I got this keyboard too, pretty cool. Thanks!
     
  15. Dream

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    Just downloaded it as well, not bad.
     
  16. clb2196

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    Um- does the pricing not show up in USD for the rest of you? I won't let my card purchase go though, I think since it's not US currency.
     
  17. Anticitizen

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    Thumb Keyboard is awesome. I love being able to have a numeric keypad between the 'split' keyboard. So, in addition, while being easier to reach all the regular keys while typing, I don't have to hit '123' anymore in order to enter numbers, which makes typing passwords with mixed letters/numbers much less annoying.
     
  18. papermonkey01

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    I like thumb keyboard a lot!!...only issue is I keep accidentally hitting the notifications instead of the spacebar. :(
     
  19. rjoudrey

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    Increase the height of the space bar row.
     
  20. papermonkey01

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    I did...I just miss sometimes
     
  21. Dunbar

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    This is probably a stupid question, but where on the app can you individually customize parts of the keyboard? The only options I have found control the size of the keyboard itself (5", 7", 10")
     
  22. rjoudrey

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    Theme

    Layout Keyboard...

    Keyboard Height...
     
  23. Mitchrapp

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    I just doenloaded nyselk. Need to get used to using my thumbs. As you can see I've improved the more I type. Holy crap this is tough. Painfully slow. Man do i suck.
     
  24. rjoudrey

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    I tgibfj it workdbs perrceecutly,
     
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  25. veccster

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    No chance of Swype yet?
     

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