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HTC Keyboard Install--Has anyone tried on Droid?

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  1. writhum

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    No, but this is the first I've heard of being able to do this....I'll try it tonight!
     
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    I just tried it, and all I got were force closes. Unfortunate, seemed cool.
     
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    I'll wait tell they rip it out of the 2.1 rom that was leaked so it supports the our resolution, and doesn't have the bug in it where if you press the soft enter key on the keyboard it sends the msg twice.
     
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    It's not impressive on 2.0/Droid. The entire keyboard looks awful and it does not function correctly. I couldn't turn off suggestive text no matter what I did. It also makes the hardware QWERTY act strange in the browser. It constantly shows a suggestive text bar at the bottom of the window, and pressing space enters a period in the address bar, regardless of what your preference is.

    I'd wait for the 2.1 version.
     
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    Wouldn't even run on my Droid - immediate force close on launch of any text box.
     
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    I tried another Touch apk I found from the original post and tried it...didn't work either so I uninstalled it. Then neither Better Keyboard or the stock Droid keyboard would work...

    Had to uninstall and re-install the Better keyboard to get things working again. Haven't tried the Droid keyboard again, don't want to mess with anything else...
     
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    Does BetterKeyboard have multitouch onboard yet? For that matter, are there any keyboards that utilize it yet?
     
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    I don't think so...pressing two keys at once doesn't do anything. Not an issue for me...can't imagine typing fast enough that it would be an issue... :)
     
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    Well the installer i was talking about was from the 2.1 rom from htc that was leaked. So it should hopefully work better. Now the question is how long before someone gets it working for us.
     
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    I had this running on my Samsung Galaxy and loved the keyboard. I tried to install it when I got the new DROID but it would not work. A pitty too cause it is a great keyboard when you don't want to open up the physical one
     
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    I'm at the point now that I'm typing too fast on the soft keyboard. hardware keyboard is almost completely unusable to me now. I would highly welcome a multitouch implementation but based on the comments in this thread, I'll not be trying out the current htc version on my DROIIIID.
     
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    Doesn't work for me. Force closes every time.
     
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    I've been using it for a while. It works very nicely, but doesn't fill the screen in landscape mode due to the Droid's resolution and aspect ratio. I don't know if this link is the exact same .apk file that I used, but the one I have works wonderfully and has never force closed on me. If you set it up right, you can also use its text prediction on the physical keyboard, which I do regularly and love.
     
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    So can you post your link or the APK file and how you got it installed?
     
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    Sure, I'll look for the link when I get home. I can't remember where I originally found it but I'm fairly certain I have it bookmarked.
     
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    Anyone try plugging in a USB connected portable keyboard?
     

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