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  1. Jethro

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    Hi, is it common that the default keyboard and input method is a bit slow and lags pretty heavy behind typing?

    It seems like the Eris can't keep up w my typing and it causes delays and issues when typing messages, etc. Not sure if its the haptic feedback or the correcting, but its frustrating at times.

    Apart from that, I like the keyboard and the predictive text works well.

    Anything I should try to optimize, or is this it?

    Thanks.
     

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    You may have too many programs running in the background. Try downloading a task manager to quit some of them. Since I have done this, my phone rarely lags.
     
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    i have the same problem. I want to say before the update it wasn't laggy at all with typing
     
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    No, I keep a task manager and usually have no other apps running (or very few). It almost 'feels' like the haptic feedback can't keep up and starts getting jumbled, but that's probably just what I'm feeling.

    Any other options/keyboards that would work better?
     
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    Your phone lags because it has a 2 year old processor that is outdated. It's terrible and slow, and we are all fools for buying this phone.

    ;)
     
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    the lag you feel in the feedback is just it lagging. for lack of a better phrase is "lags in unison" so whatever is making it lag both the letter showing up and the haptic feedback of that press lag together.

    bang out a quick sentence so it lags and you can watch and feel the letters popping up.
     
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    I have yet to have any lag on my phone and I am not running a task killer of any kind. I would not say we are all fools for buying the phone, but would rather say that it isn't for everyone. I came from several Blackberry phones and they had lag, especially the Storms.
     
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    His entire post was a sarcastic rip on onion ... onion posts this crap all the time :D
     
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    I am well aware of onion and his posts. We just need to make sure we are not bashing each other and stick to the topics of the threads. :)
     
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    Will turning off the vibration feedback help any?
     
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    One must inject a little humor into life. :p
     
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    GOOD ONE! :)
    just next time make sure you have the "j/k" :)
     
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    I turned off vibration feedback for typing because I found it was slowing things down. Try it out and see the difference.

    And that's one giant smilie face,big droid... :)
     
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    So does turning the haptic feedback off for typing actually help it keep up better, or do you just NOT NOTICE IT as much?? And how do you turn it off for just typing?

    I do like having the feedback, though, when it's keeping up. Helps me know that I hit the keys correctly.

    If this is a known issue, and people just learn to live with it, then hopefully an update in the future might make it a bit better. It's one of the only things that really frustrate me with this phone (the other being the fact that you can't feel the vibrate when the phone's on your belt).
     
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    I have a Moto Droid, but am considering returning for a Eris. I can tell you that turning off the haptic feedback will help the lag with the keyboard. I did that on the Moto Droid and it had a big difference.
     
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    Interesting. I turned off the keyboard feedback, but in either case, have no lag in typing. I just grabbed my phone a week or so ago, but so far, it's been plenty quick.
     
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    I am typing from the eris right now. I turned of haptic feedback, and I think that it helped a tiny bit. I see the most lag in the browser. I hope they make a fix.
     
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    Well, I did end up turning off the haptic feedback for the typing, and I do think it has helped the typing. It does seem like it's keeping up now. Didn't think I'd like typing without the feedback, but I got used to it pretty quick.

    I recommend trying this if it feels like the typing is really sluggish if using the haptic feedback.
     
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    First of all, sorry about the errors.

    Although the keyboard seems to be better, can anyone explain why it lags so much in the browser?
     
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    Depends on the site.

    It lags on this site huge.

    Other sites I visit, no lag.
     
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    i havent found the lagging in the browser to be any worse than the lagging while texting though they both do lag badly the browser doesnt seem to make it worse. even on this site
     

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