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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tim Lyne, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Tim Lyne

    Tim Lyne Lurker
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    My keyboard does not function as normal.
    For some reason my keyboard has changed and I cannot now use my phone.
     

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  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    What is it doing or not doing that isn't normal/has changed? What keyboard are you using?
     
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Reboot your device
     
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  4. Tim Lyne

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    I have rebooted my device.......no change.
     
  5. Tim Lyne

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    I was using the "standard phone keyboard.
    Now I have a "split" type keyboard that will not allow standard typing.
     
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    What keyboard are you using?
     
  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried opening the settings of the keyoard app?
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    So what has changed? Why can't you use it? We're flying blind here.

    As a generic solution, try installing a different keyboard (especially if HTC are still bundling TouchPal).
     
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  9. Tim Lyne

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    I changed nothing on my phone and now when I attempt to type the keyboard will not provide the letters i tap.
     
  10. Hadron

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    OK, "split" is definitely something you can change in the keyboard's settings, whichever keyboard it is.
     
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  11. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    Standard keyboard apps are usually not the best choice.

    Perhaps you could tell us exactly what you need in a keyboard and then we could make some recomendations.
     
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  13. Tim Lyne

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  14. Tim Lyne

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  15. Tim Lyne

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    I require a simple qwerty key board.
    I attach 2 screenshots of what I have now.
     

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  16. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    You won't get any more simple qwerty keyboard than the link I provided above.

    And yes, whatever is going on with your keyboard looks horrible.

    Maybe it has entered Swipe mode?

    At any rate, try a different keyboard app until you can find the setting(s) that will bring it back to normal.

    Often, long pressing a key can inadvertantly put a keyboard into a different mode.

    I had a stock one that would consistantly go into a one handed mode that made the keys impossibly small to use.

    That was just one of multiple reasons for me to ditch the stock keyboard app.
     
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  17. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Try long pressing some keys to see if a menu pops up with the settings wheel. Start with the bottom keys, like the comma maybe. It's not like that would make it any worse :D
     
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  18. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    That little symbol in the top-left corner of the keyboard in the first screenshot (smile with 3 fingers sticking out from it) is the TouchPal logo. Try pressing that, it may be how you get to the settings.
     
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  19. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You gotta really watch your keyboard, one accidental tap and things go south...
     
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  20. Tim Lyne

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    Thanks for all the help and advice.
    Matter now resolved.
    The smile symbol with 3 fingers sticking out had various sub menus, one of which was normal or split screen.
     
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  21. NightAngel79

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    Glad you worked it out!
     
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