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  1. enigma2k

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    When you click a key on the Samsung keyboard you don't see the key-popup like on the iPhone or on a HTC device.
    Is there any way to change this keyboard?
     

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    Yes, get a new keyboard app. There a many around, some free some for a small fee. Try some out. I like SmartKeyboard myself which has this but there are many others to choose from depending on your needs..
     
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    Wow you can really customize every part about android. :D

    Do I have to root it first to deactivate the standard keyboard?

    Is it possible to get the original HTC Keyboard? I have read very often that their keyboard is the best.
     
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    just go to

    settings
    locale text
    select default keyboard
    select samsung keyboard or android keyboard.. android keyoboard has predictive texts

    the keys pop up on my vibrant! :D

    but i prefer swype!
     
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    I'm using this as my default keyboard for whenever I text or write e-mails in my native language (Swedish), as the Swype that come preloaded with the Galaxy S does not support Swedish (however Swedish Swype is apparently available in the firmware upgrades, but I'm waiting for an official firmware before upgrading). Coming from a HTC Hero it's a pleasant and familiar experience.

    For English however I still prefer Swype.
     
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    But does it have a Swedish layout? When I tried it I could not find it and I can't be bothered to use a for
     
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    I thought I would like using Swype but did not. So I uninstalled it and was surprised to find that my keyboard changed. Thanks to this thread I installed SmartKeyboard and after just a few minutes of testing determined it was a great replacement for what I lost Just paid for the Pro version. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Update on the SmartKeyboard. After visiting the developer site it was really easy to create my own skin to go with the look of my phone's theme. Very nice!
     

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