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Position of the handwriting-entry area

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by riaaneloff, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. riaaneloff

    riaaneloff Lurker
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    Hi folks,

    When using the Note 8, and having to enter text, one has the option of keyboards, or, using the S-Pen, handwriting. The keyboards one can move to the top of the screen and such, but, the S-Pen entry (the yellow area that appears) is always at the bottom of the screen, and is non-transparent, thus limiting its size.

    Anyone know of a way to move that entry-area to the top of the screen (I've found that when writing there, one often accidentally touches either the back, the home or the menu buttons below the screen, and, as you could imagine, this is an extreme frustration!

    Optionally, does anyone know of a way (or alternative input software) that allows you to simply write anywhere on the screen (whole screen?) and it gets recognized and entered as text? (ie. a "whole-screen sized" entry-box, which is transparent, thus not covering the areas where the text is actually entered, almost like the recognition mode of S-Note, but, obviously, able to work in the browser, email, and all other apps...in a sense, replacing the current "keyboard (and its handwriting-recognition option)" with another?

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  2. elric999uk

    elric999uk Newbie

    Hi, bring up the keyboard, next to the Sym button is on with a T and a pen next to it, press and hold this button then select the option that looks like two keyboards and choose floating.

    Hope that helps
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  3. riaaneloff

    riaaneloff Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this. Yet, that makes the keyboard floating. I'm trying to get the handwriting-input area (the yellow background) to move elsewhere :)

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