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No Back key on onscreen keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Chuck1906, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If I need to correct a typo while using the onscreen keyboard how do you go back? The only way I have figured out how to do this is attempt to tap the screen where I want to place the cursor and hope it ends up where I want it. Is there a more precise way to do this other than sliding the other keyboard down and using that back key?

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    I'm not sure what you mean here? Depending on the virtual keyboard layout you're using, there ought to be a "backspace" key. For moving your cursor within the text, you could use the trackball (HTC models) or the 5-way (Samsung).
  3. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have a Droid and there is no back key to make the cursor go backwards on the touch keyboard. There is one on the slide out one.
  4. geli7

    geli7 Newbie

    There's a delete key on the right side, next to the "M".
  5. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes i know that but if you just typed an email or a text message and you realized you got some typos, you are not going to want to delete everything you just typed. I back key that sends the cursor backwards would have been nice to have on the touch keyboard thats all.
  6. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    To answer your question - on the Droid there is no way that I know of to move within text when you're using the on-screen keyboard besides touching the screen. Obviously if you use the physical you can use the D-Pad, but with the virtual keyboard you're stuck with trying to touch in the right place.
  7. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    Well I know on the Sprint Hero, the trackballs works real well if u want to go back in your text, I tend to tap the area where I need to make the correction and use the trackball for precision.
  8. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    I usually just tough the screen to move my cursor around (as said above). I really don't find it to be much trouble, though I must admit that from time to time I have to try 2 or 3 times to get the right spot...
  9. rogerw6939

    rogerw6939 Lurker

    Not having a back key on the latest keyboard is a JOKE - There are loads of symbols which are not needed - This is the only keyboard I know that does no have one - WAKE UP android What Possible reason have you for leaving it out !
    monroeh likes this.

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