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Sorry, I just have to bitch about text input in landscape mode, it really pissesmeoff

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scottmbolt, May 23, 2010.

  1. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I haven't had much to bitch about so far regarding the new 2.1 update. Just some small minor things like the rest of us. HOWEVER... why in the flying f*ck is text input using the landscape mode on 2.1 noticeably laggier than in 1.5?!?!?!


    Please tell me the rest of you have noticed this? I know we all have our preferences regarding text input using portrait mode or landscape mode; and mine was landscape mode. But now, after upgrading to a supposedly more "reliable, stable, and CDMA-based OS" ... landscape texting has significant lag. It is so annoying.

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  2. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast

    Use Swype or Shapewriter, or one of the other slide input apps and your worries will be gone. You will never use landscape mode again. ;)
  3. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    I've tried swype on windows mobile and I never liked it.

    I just wish they fixed the laggy keyboard in landscape.
  4. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    My keyboard is now lightning, with 2.1. Compared with 1.5. Is the sound, and haptic feedback turned off?
  5. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    matty, try it in landscape. In portrait, its lag free almost, yes. Flip your phone sideways, however, and prepare to be pissed.
  6. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    I always type in landscape, even typing on this website is now quick. With 1.5 it was horrificly slow. Maybe you should hard reset, and reload the ROM. I know what it might be. Remove your Facebook for HTC Sense. That will drag your phone down on just about everything. My dialer was laggy with that on.
  7. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    The HTC mail, and messaging widgets also slow down the phone a lot.
  8. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    Yeah but if you try to type in other progs, like the browser, handcent sms or w/e it still lags while in landscape.

    Also, I've tried it with both, haptic and sound off.
  9. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    haptics and sound is off. I don't see how FB for Sense could effect the landscape typing mode. That makes no "sense". Portrait is fine, but landscape is a ****ing mess. I'm talking about the Landscape text input, not the dialer. The dialer is just as laggy as it was on 1.5, no difference there.
  10. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Dude, I'm just telling you the steps I took to get rid of the lag I had on my phone. I had lag on my dialer, and just overall. I removed the Facebook account, got rid of the HTC widgets, and everything (especially the landscape keyboard) is now fast as h#ll. If you don't want my advice, then don't take it.
  11. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    LOL, don't get so offended. I'll try your settings and get back with you - lets keep peace :eek:
  12. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Lol. No offense taken. But since making those changes, this is the fastest smartphone I have had. My problem with 2.1 is the conference call issue. Where when you are in a menu tree the phone will do a conference call. And there is a problem with Exchange calendar and daylight savings time.
  13. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ehh... logged outta FB for HTC Sense, don't use any HTC widgets other than the flip clock, and it is still just as laggy as it was since I loaded 2.1. Looks like HTC is going to get one hell of an e-mail from me, believe me.
  14. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    I removed the HTC Facebook app and I've stopped using HTC Sense. I've switched to Launcher Pro beta and I still get lag when typing in landscape. I've also tried to use Nexus Launcher and I've got the same result. So its not the type of home screen used...its something with the keyboard in landscape.

    Do other android phones get the same lag?
  15. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Try hard reset, reload Rom, hard reset. If that doesn't work, call HTC. You are using the official, and not the leaked Rom, correct?
  16. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Wait a minute, I wonder if its an app you have installed? Since I don't have the issue, it would have to be something different from your phone, and mine.
  17. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, its the official Rom. Nothing else is really wrong (except the confirmed bugs like bluetooth or whatever, which I don't even use in the first place) except for the lag.

    And as you can see above me, many other users are also experiencing the same exact thing that I am.
  18. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    Wow! Just noticed there are three of you on here with the same problem. It must be something common to you three, that I don't have. Most likely an app you guys have, that I don't. You might want to all check your running apps, and see what you have in common. Then compare to mine.
    The other option is to hard reset, reload rom, hard reset. Then do not login Facebook for htc sense. Don't use the mail, and message widgets. Turn off haptic, and sound for the keyboard. Don't install any apps. See how the keyboard in landscape runs then. If it still sux, then take the phone to Sprint. If it types quickly, then add just one app at a time, check keyboard. Add another. If, and when the keyboard starts lagging again, it will be the last app you installed. Then you will know what the cause is. Yes, it is a lot of work, but will be well worth it in the end...
  19. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Man, it sucks to run into deal breaking problems less than a week into the release of 2.1. I hope you guys get it sorted out.

    I know it has been said, but I find swype to be an excellent alternative to the stock keyboard. If you can get past the initial figuring out period, it works really well.

    Anyway, hope you all can find a solution to such an annoying problem! Good Luck....
  20. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    here are all of the aftermarket apps that I have installed:

    AK Notepad
    barcode scanner
    baseball scores
    battery indicator pro
    beautiful widgets
    chachacha droid
    cherry rplayer
    discover mobile
    food finder
    google goggles
    history eraser
    live scores
    mabilo ringtones
    google maps
    opera mini
    phandroid news
    places by google
    spare parts
    the weather channel
    tigers news
    tip calc
    urban dictionary
    urban spoon
    YSA today
    volume control
    yahoo answers droid

    The problem is, a lot of these are extremely popular apps, which many other users probably have, so it will make it almost impossible to know if it is a faulty app, because we will all have so many in common.
  21. matty032

    matty032 Android Enthusiast

    No kidding, but I don't have hardly any of those.
    Google maps
    the weather channel
    Are the ones we have in common.
    I did have Mabilo, but it slowed down the phone. It has a constantly running service, so I removed it. I also stop the Sprint TV service everytime I restart the phone.:thinking:
    But, yeah, I don't have many apps on mine. LOL. Guess the other option is about the only way....:(
  22. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    Yeah, sorry I forgot to mention that I have rooted and I'm running Fresh 2.1.1. I've noticed the problem on the stock 1.5 rom, on Fresh 2.0d and Fresh 2.1.1. This is all before I've installed any apps. I notice the lag on fresh installs.
  23. tailsthecat

    tailsthecat Well-Known Member

    Im typing this message in dolphin hd...its pretty laggy. Id like the keyboard to be more accurate and responsive.
    I have only a few apps installed and I havent used a task killer since day two.
  24. kshaff03

    kshaff03 Lurker

    I have the same problem when typing in landscape in text messaging. Keyboard is barely usable. I think its the app, not the keyboard. The keyboard seems to work faster in other applications. I don't have hardly any after market apps installed. I've tried some other keyboards and they are slow too.
  25. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    Yea, I have noticed that it is faster in some apps than other...but it still lags over all...

    Also with fresh 2.1.2 there is the XDA keyboard included...it lags in that as well. The funny thing is the XDA keyboard has a swipe down gesture that will hide they keyboard....sometimes I cant even swipe down properly because of the lag. So instead of hiding the keyboard it types a few letters in...very frustrating.

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