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How do you Swype?

  1. Using the thumb of the same hand you hold the phone

    50 vote(s)
    58.8%
  2. Holding the phone with one hand and swyping with the other thumb

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. Holding the phone with one hand and swyping with the other index finger

    31 vote(s)
    36.5%
  1. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member
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    Please answer the poll and state why your prefer the method you use.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. namu1107

    namu1107 Well-Known Member
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    I actually shapewrite, but it do the same when I swype. I dont like using my index finger cause my hand seems to get in the way. I guess I'm all thumbs :) :) :)
     
  3. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Well-Known Member
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    Depends on the situation, I use my thumb when holding it with one hand, but my index when holding the phone with both hands.
     
  4. Peter123

    Peter123 Well-Known Member
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    Always with my left hand. I am eating with the right one.:D
    Peter
     
  5. zutmin

    zutmin Well-Known Member
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    zion
    Using the thumb of the same hand with which I am holding the phone
     
  6. scrubs

    scrubs Well-Known Member
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    same here.
     
  7. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    most of the time i

    Using the thumb of the same hand you hold the phone

    sometimes/for more complex or extended writing i

    Holding the phone with one hand and swyping with the other index finger
     
  8. Anchor

    Anchor Member
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    I have not had to use just my thumb of the hand I am holding the phone with. So I hold with one hand and use the index finger of the other.
     
  9. hookem

    hookem Well-Known Member
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    Niether.

    I hold the phone with one foot while I swype with the other's big toe...:D
     
  10. JDR

    JDR Member
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    I do the thumb/same hand thing usually, but there's a fair amount of time where I have the phone in my left hand and use my right thumb to Swype, with my right index finger laid across the back of the phone for added support.
     
  11. EKhatch

    EKhatch Well-Known Member
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    I use the thumb of the hand I am holding the phone with. It gets really irritating when my hands are slightly sweaty and my thumb won't glide across the screen. Swype is pretty much useless when this happens.
     
  12. Jmtegra

    Jmtegra Well-Known Member
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    +1 lol
     
  13. Flyphoenix

    Flyphoenix Well-Known Member
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    Mostly 2&3
    Hopefully I can get swype beta working.
     
  14. Flyphoenix

    Flyphoenix Well-Known Member
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    Mostly 2&3
    Hopefully I can get swype beta working.
     
  15. ericDylan

    ericDylan Well-Known Member
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    Atlanta, GA
    i use the thumb on the hand i am holding the phone because if i wanted to use 2 hands i would just use the sense keyboard... the only time i prefer one or the other is if i am using 1 or 2 hands

    1hand=swype
    2hands=sense

    unless it is on one or the other and i don't feel like changing it to suit a specific situation
     
  16. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member
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    Currently, I swype with ShapeWriter. Finally got the official beta for Swype (e-mail came today), but it doesn't work.
     
  17. EKhatch

    EKhatch Well-Known Member
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    That's strange. I just signed up today and got the email about a minute later and it works just fine.
     
  18. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member
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    What do you think is the fastest method for swyping?
     
  19. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member
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    Mine says it is for a different phone. Haven't had time to troubleshoot. I might just stick with SW anyway. Don't want some beta that will keep expiring on me.
     
  20. SlickRick

    SlickRick Well-Known Member
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    Electronics Tech
    Eastern Shore of VA
    Thumb too big, must use index finger.
    SlickRick
     
  21. VonKannick

    VonKannick Well-Known Member
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    Thumb too clumsy, gotta use opposing index. I've tried a few times to one-hand it, but somehow just can't get it right.
     
  22. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Well-Known Member
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    Update. UnInstalled, restarted phone and downloaded again from the link in my email. It's working fine.



    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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