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Support Incorporating Droid X Text Selection into EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by geek_riot, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. geek_riot

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    Hi, I don't know much about ROM cooking, but I was wondering how hard it is to take model specific features and incorporating them into a custom rom. I read a review of the Droid X on arstechnica.com where it is mentioned that text selection works similar to the iphone. IE you hold down and a magnifier pops up which allows you greater precision when moving your finger to select the area for the cursor to rest. I wish the Evo had a system such as this. Since I have replaced the stock keyboard with the HTC_IME modded keyboard and gotten rid of the arrows I find that I have a harder time being accurate with my finger. If this sort of magnifying system already exists, maybe as an app, could someone please let me know?
    Thanks,
    Kim
     

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  2. dgrobe2112

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    i got the droid x keyboard on my EVO.. there is no weird bubble option like the iphone.. that i can tell.. or maybe i just dont know how to use it..
     
  3. dgrobe2112

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    i did find the review you speak of.. and i read it.. great review by the way.. but that option dont seem to work on my EVO.. it pops up a shortcut menu..
     
  4. Dreamliner

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    bump...any ideas how to get the DroidX 'precision cursor' on the EVO?
     
  5. Dreamliner

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    I'd love to have an answer to this.
     
  6. Mr. Ed

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    Hrmmm....i havent had any issues with the stock way...long press and select text then it gives you the two cursors to move.
     
  7. Dreamliner

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    ^its not the text selection so much, as it is getting the cursor between letters or two words in the exact place you want while typing a email or a text.
     
  8. Mr. Ed

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    no issues there either..but I downloaded an apk called htc calibrate (search google)

    fixed all of my precision issues
     
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  9. Dreamliner

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    That worked.

    I need a freaking book to keep track of all these 'fixes' to make the EVO work properly. HTC really needs to get their crap together.
     
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