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General Home Button Is A Let Down

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Petry88, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Petry88

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    I switched from a Blackberry Torch to the GS2. I can't stand how the home button on the GS2, does not have a scroll feature!!! It is so annoying trying to click on a word to fix 1 letter and constantly missing the wrong letter. The Torch let u scroll , giving u amazing accuracy. The SGS2, for being such a high tech phone, is sure missing a HUGE important feature.
     

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    Maybe that would have infringed a patent or two, something Samsung wasn't willing to undergo without paying hefty royalties
     
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    You could download a different keyboard - I use smart keyboard and it has directional arrows that allow you to move more accurately through blocks of text
     
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    Well, HTC has a similar thing, so why not a samsung system similar?
    I miss it too.
     
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    Only older htc phones have a track pad - the more recent ones such as the sensation don't have one
     
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    well surely u knew about this before u bought it? and yes, an alternate keyboard would help
     
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    I totally agree. I mistakenly thought the home button was a scroll button when viewing this phone online. If anyone has an answer to better scrolling please share. The damn select word, select all pop-up gets more in the way than helps, can disable?
     
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    They standard swype keyboard supports this too. Swype from the swype key to the 123/SYM key and you'll get a funky arrow key / copy/paste/ pgdn etc keyboard :D
     
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    my htc desire has a trackpad and i do miss it
     
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    Chalk this up to different strokes for different folkes. I find the blue triangle to be incredibly easy to use for placing the cursor. Sorry you're not happy.
     
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    As the Bruces would say "Ah beauty mate!". Thank you.
     

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