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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by globalninja, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Well-Known Member

    OK, so I removed swype as while it is very innovative, it is not for me in the long run. Now no on screen keyboard appears when I attempt to compose a message.

    I have made sure that the android keyboard is selected in Locale and Text settings, and I have rebooted my device. Still not getting any on-screen keyboard. I even tried to install better keyboard and not even it will show up when I try to type.

    Any ideas??
     



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  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Well-Known Member

    Well, I fixed the problem by reinstalling the Swype installer (but not reinstalling Swype itself) and then selecting BetterKeyboard as my default, then removing the Swype installer again.
     
  3. azbear21

    azbear21 Lurker


    I used SlideIT over Shapewriter because it took up less screen real estate but since loading the Swype Beta, I'll have to give it major props. It much more polished and appears to be MUCH, MUCH more tollerant to my inaccurate 'shapewriting' than either SlideIT or Shapewriter. Sometimes, it's down right scary as if it's got some mind reading ability.
     
  4. decalex

    decalex Android Enthusiast

    I totally agree. One of the huge improvements in the beta (over that unauthorized version that was posted in the market, briefly), is the ease of tapping out the words if you know something's not going to be recognized (like passwords). I rarely open the slide-out now... unless I mean business.
     
  5. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member
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  6. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    so if anyone has the newer beta that came out before swype shut down...it'd be awesome to get it. just saying.
     
  7. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i have one from a couple of weeks ago. but not sure if they released one after then
     
  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    Awesome! I love this keyboard much better than the stock! The T9 is so nastalgic and reminds me of my last phone
     
  9. Wingzfan61

    Wingzfan61 Android Enthusiast


    Mind making it available? Id like to try Swype as well
     
  10. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member
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  11. Iforgit

    Iforgit Member

    Did this work on anyone else's moment? The keyboard comes up but there was a message that this version wasn't designed for my phone and after I swype nothing ever gets entered into the text box.

    I'm really jonesing for this app if anyone can point me in the right direction.
     
  12. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    that apk was straight from my moment. maybe it wont work because there was a installer on my phone and i deleted it.
     
  13. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Android Expert

    Same thing happened to me
     
  14. chibucks

    chibucks Android Enthusiast

    Goto xda and on the later pages of the swype thread there is a working version.

    Edit: here you go

    rapidshare.com/files/354228280/Swype.micro.1.16.apk
     
  15. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    damn, that swype thing is pretty cool :)
     
  16. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    Me too. Then I tried again after a little while and its working fine. Using it now to type this from that apk.
     
  17. Iforgit

    Iforgit Member

    Hallelujah!!! It works perfectly. It's going to take some time to get used to, but I'm glad I got it. Looks like something fun.

    I really really appreciate the help.

    Thanks so much!
     
  18. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    I couldn't help but notice (and point out) the wicked keyboard lag on that phone in the commercial:eek: Can anyone vouch for how well the Moment handles it?

    Edit: I went ahead and took the plunge. I'm trying it for the first time.wow this thing blows away shapewriter! However it send to sometimes have an issue with capitalizing the surat word in a sentence and also with apostrophes sometimes.
     
  19. NOMster

    NOMster Android Enthusiast

    The moment works great with it.no lag that I can tell
     
  20. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Well-Known Member

    Swype killed my battery life. I liked it, but couldn't deal with the battery consumption. Similar complaints from users of other devices, though I seem to be the only person to complain about it here, so maybe I am nuts. :)
     
  21. chibucks

    chibucks Android Enthusiast

    I haven't had any issues yet with battery life, but then again this is my first week. Was it substantial? Mine has been close to the same. I do get the second word capital thing and I still haven't figured the double letter thing yet. ;)

    Edit: it also pops up quicker than the hero keyboard and more consistently
     
  22. Stoney62

    Stoney62 Android Enthusiast

    I too miss the stylus input. I sure went thru screen savers tho--too much solitaire I think :eek:
     
  23. decalex

    decalex Android Enthusiast

    If you haven't already, check out the swype video (or tutorial within the program) on using the apostrophe. If you swype them as 2 sep words, e.g. saying "Mary's ..." , I would start on m, swype up out of the screen to capitalize, down to a-r-y, then lift. Then swype over the apostrophe key - s to add the " 's " to the word.

    For a day, i went back to the normal onscreen kb and it was unbearable. I seriously love swype and rarely even use the slide out kb.
     
  24. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    Yeah, since upgrading from shapewriter to Swype I feel that I may never use the physical KB again... accept for entering website registration/login info that requires pecking:(
     
  25. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Hey, I'm guilty of now using Swype over the physical keyboard most of the time. Honestly, I think now I could deal with the Hero's lacking of hardware. It's fine by me that I use my virtual keyboard more so than than the hardware keyboard. It's faster, easier, and saves the sliding mechanism. :)
     
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