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2-thumbed Swype in landscape?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by travelingfool, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. travelingfool

    travelingfool Well-Known Member
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    This may really be a dumb question, but is Swype even meant to be used in landscape mode?

    I've recently tried Swype to see what all the hype was about. In portrait mode, I can see the advantages; it's actually pretty fast for me. However, I can't seem to wrap my brain around using it in landscape mode with 2 thumbs like on a conventional keyboard. I've tried, but, well...it's a mess.

    Be nice...:D
     

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  2. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, Swype is only meant to be used in portrait mode with a single thumb as the only input medium. In landscape mode, it makes much more sense to use my phones physical keyboard, as you should too since you have a Droid 2.

    I still type just as fast, if not faster with my phones physical keyboard, so for longer messages (like when I'm typing here on the forums), I use the keyboard. But for shorter messages, like for sms, it's easier to keep my phone in portrait mode and use Swype.
     
  3. ntdb

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    I was disappointed to find that Swype doesn't work in landscape... I love the way my cappy feels in my hands in landscape but I love how easy Swype is in portrait! It's unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be a way to use different keyboards for each orientation.
     
  4. travelingfool

    travelingfool Well-Known Member
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    Ok, thanks for that. I thought maybe I was just a klutz, lol. Yeah, I can type really fast on the Droid2 physical keyboard too. I really like it. I just thought maybe the landscape Swype would be good too, but I guess not.

    The only thing I don't like about the physical keyboard is when typing quotation marks, the auto-correct puts the first one immediately after the previous word, like" this," instead of "this." Drives me crazy, because I have to backspace and correct it.
     
  5. SoFLO

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    Swype + EVO + landscape = sprained thumbs

    :p
     
  6. gabbott

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    lol, so true!
     

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