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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Deleted User, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so it's in the tips sticky post, but seriously, do this:

    Settings > Local & text > Touch Input > Text Input > Calibration Tool

    I was finding it tricky to type accurately with the on-screen keyboard, but after calibrating, what a difference. Near-perfect typing every time now.

    Do it!

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  2. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    I still keep hitting the damn spacebar and settings button. I really hope it's true that the Hero 2 has a physical keyboard!
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover

    ugh, hate physical keyboards. Although the Hero keyboard lags occasionally, i'd still prefer it over a physical (plus a nicer streamlined device!)
  4. kentamayo

    kentamayo Newbie

    Did the calibration thing with my Hero as well, typing got a lot more comfortable afterwards.
  5. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

  6. dryspuri

    dryspuri Newbie

    that lag will go if u turn off vibrate or sound while typing. I am very happy with it now.
    Menu> settings> local & text> touch input> text input> uncheck sound feedback & vibrate when typing.
  7. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    I just think the Hero screen is slightly too small and makes typing a little difficult if you have large fingers. I came from an iPhone and it seemed to be easier. The Auto correct on the Hero is also not very good so I find I can't tyoe fluently and trust it not to leave rubbish behind as I go.
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  8. lekky

    lekky Lover

    I totally disagree with you. The auto correct is absolutely amazing. It6 can guess the correct work when i pretty much don't hit any of the original keys..

    Calibrate your keyboard, the Hero has one of the best auto corrects around trust me.
  9. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    I have calibrated my keyboard (many times) and still find it to be poor. We'll have to agree to disagree on the auto correction though.
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  10. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

    i dont understand why people keep complaining about the HERO. Granted it has some bugs/issues. But then again all phones do. Atleast the HERO gets many things right and the things which aren't can be easily solved.

    People should be enjoying this gadget. There isn't a bug free perfect gadget out there, there really isn't. Enjoy your gadget :)
  11. Hrochnick

    Hrochnick Well-Known Member

    I'll agree to disagree too! ;) I find it somehow seems to know what I want to say, even if i get half of the letters wrong. Maybe it's picking up my brainwaves, reading my mind, using the force or has a little green magic pixie inside. Either way, it works almost flawlessly for me...
  12. Installation

    Installation Newbie

    How come you dislike physical keyboards? 0_o, is it just because you generally get less screen space if a device includes one?
  13. android604

    android604 Newbie

    cuz every pop out keyboard phone i have played with has "felt" cheap! and how you gonna put a nice silicone case on a phone like the htc dream? my sister has that phone and it feels like a 6yr old nokia slider...
  14. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Yup, I can't stand the physical keyboard on my Blackberry. I seem to be able to type so much faster using the on screen, it also doesn't hurt the tips of my fingers tapping the screen.

    But then again physical or on screen is the ultimate example of "whatever you prefer".
  15. rioja

    rioja Guest
    Thread Starter

    I liked the physical keyboard my old BB. I found it much easier and accurate. But I really hated how it took up half of what could have been screen and love the ability to touch the screen instead of using a trackball.

    Maybe a slider would be the best of both worlds.
  16. tiatool

    tiatool Newbie

    Recalibrated and so far much better
  17. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    I'm with lekky, I don't need to recalibrate because even if it hit all the wrong letters, it some how seems to know what I was trying to say anyways!
  18. fantasytozi

    fantasytozi Newbie

    I'm with Lekky
    I never want a touch screen phone with a physical keyboard, what the point of touch screen when u have physical keyboard to type and click
  19. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    I love my Blackberry Bold keyboard, i type a lot more accurately and faster on it but i just prefer the Hero for everything else. I guess in an ideal world i'd have something with the keyboard, build quality and messaging capabilities of Blackberry combined with a cybershot camera bolted on to a HTC android device (frankenfone?) :p
  20. rizzla

    rizzla Well-Known Member

    I use better keyboard with the hero skin, works much better. I find if you lightly touch you get better accuracy. I agree though with the comment about the screen, its too small to type really fast and in landscape mode it its awkward to use.
  21. NewYorkLaw

    NewYorkLaw Member

    I read up on better keyboard and thought it was not for the hero. they talk about hitting a key that we don't have in order to start it up. (123?) or something like that. What did I miss?
  22. totallygreen

    totallygreen Newbie

    I do most of my typing in landscape mode, however unless i'm missing something the calibration tool does not work in landscape mode?
  23. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    Better keyboard exists to replace the stock android keyboard, the hero's keyboard is already much better than the stock one.
  24. Candles

    Candles Lurker

    I just got the Hero yesterday and it's my first virtual keyboard device. My previous devices have been a slew of Blackberries, then the Palm Pre, and now the Hero. The virtual keyboard seems to slow me down a bit but it has been better since I calibrated.
  25. nabizko

    nabizko Lurker

    Recalibrated the KB when i first got it, lol, not thinking that I was going to need to develope a method first...well...going in for another round.I'm more conerned with my phone randomly calling people in my pocket...hmmmand the lag on the keyboard goes when you turn of clicking and vib response??? YAY!!!

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