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Root [APP][ROOT/Keyboard] Keyboard Manager - Dual keyboard: Portrait/landscape switch

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Steven58

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    Here it is! Finally! I tried it and it works so far.

    Dev = ne0fhyk from XDA.

    From the XDA forum: Link to app page = [APP][ROOT/Keyboard] Keyboard Manager - Dual keyboard: Portrait/landscape switch - xda-developers

    Verbage:

    Keyboard Manager allows you to customize what keyboard (input method) appear on input based on your phone orientation.
    It displays the keyboards you have enabled on your android device, and let you select one per orientation (landscape/portrait).
    As your phone switch orientation, the app automatically switch the keyboard.

    Requirements:
    - Rooted android device (app was tested on Samsung captivate 2.1)
    - Root Explorer app, or similar app that allows you to edit the permissions of a file.

    To install:
    1- Download the app (KeyboardManager.apk) on your device sdcard.
    2- Using Root Explorer, move the apk file to /system/app
    3- Using Root Explorer, edit the file permissions like below:
    -- User: 'Read/Write' checked
    --Group: 'Read' checked
    --Others: 'Read' checked
    4- Exit Root Explorer

    The app should be visible in your launcher as 'Keyboard Manager'

    Update:
    - Added option to disable notification icon
    -' start on boot' feature is disabled because it's not yet complete and tested... Sorry for the confusion

    Bugs:
    -On certain applications (i.e: Messaging on Samsung Captivate), the input window occasionally freeze on orientation switch. Exiting the app, and resuming should fix it.

    The app is still in development, so feedbacks are welcome.

    - ne0fhyk


    Note: thank you to chrlswltrs for pointing this out in the Lounge
     

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  2. Airmaxx23

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    I posted this last week and it got buried in no time.

    HERE
     
  3. Steven58

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    Ok, I didn't see it. The app is actually good for me because I swype in portrait and enter passwords is landscape using multi-touch. I also know that there had been a lot of people asking for this app.Just trying to be helpful!
     
  4. Airmaxx23

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    I use it for the same reason and I'm surprised that more people aren't chiming in about it. I don't care that you reposted it, I guess it's just one of those apps that a lot of people aren't interested in.
     
  5. imronburgundy

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    Worked very well. Swype on portrait, mt on landscape! Finally!

    This is why I constantly come to this site throughout the day. You find out new and cool things to do with your phone every day!
     
  6. tcallahan

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    I was thinking how i wish i could do swype in port and default in land.... now i can. LOVE THIS APP. Must have.
     
  7. wheelna

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    Works great!
     
  8. lexluthor

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    I saw this earlier today on XDA and tried it out. Works great. Crazy how this isn't standard, especially on phones that have swype built in. Swype is worthless in landscape.
     
  9. Steven58

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    Agreed.
     
  10. lutin

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    Thanks for sharing this. Have been looking for a solution like this for about a year!
     
  11. ngsm13

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    AH!!!! I've been waiting for something like this, exactly what I've been wanting to be able to do. Thanks!
     
  12. Steven58

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    yw. That's why I put it up here. I seemed to remember people asking for it. Also, I need MTK for entering passwords, which I do in landscape, but portrait is solely Swype for me.
     
  13. jake.hybrid

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    I keep getting FC's that tell my Swype has FC'ed when I switch to landscape... How do I fix this?
     
  14. imronburgundy

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    Ditto, hopefully the dev will come out with a patch
     

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