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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by snowcrash, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. snowcrash

    snowcrash Member
    Thread Starter

    I am sure this is a simple thing, but it is making me nuts. I sometimes use the onscreen keyboard to just enter data on a webpage or fill in a form etc...I can't figure out how to get the keyboard to go away! The only think I can do is slide out the hardware keyboard which then eliminates the onscreen one...but there must be some gesture or way to minimize the onscreen keyboard. What happens is I am filling in a form and have to use the next or enter buttons even though I may want to scroll down first before doing that!

    Anyway know how to reduce the onscreen keyboard?


  2. edp

    edp Android Enthusiast

    i just use the back button and thats worked for me on everything except the yahoo app where if i do that, it just takes me back a page instead of getting rid of the keyboard. but there has to be a better way and hopefully somebody can shed some light.
  3. kahale

    kahale Android Enthusiast

    yea hit the back button. it should close the onscreen keyboard.

    anyways the onscreen keyboard pretty much sucks for anything except for very short entries. for everything else its much easier to use the slide out physical keyboard.
  4. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    Back button.
  5. snowcrash

    snowcrash Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks..that seems to works so far...I had been afraid it would be a back page on the internet browser...but it just gets rid of the keyboard.

    knew it would be easy!!!
  6. vinscuzzy

    vinscuzzy Newbie

    I always use the back button as well, but you could also try the htc hero keyboard, it has a dedicated button to hide the keyboard. Also betterkeyboard has an option to swipe down to make the keyboard disappear.
  7. +1 HTC Hero Keyboard.. It is awesome.. Once you calibrate it, it makes it much easier to type without a physical keyboard in portrait mode (landscape mode is kinda a pain)

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