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Text entry box navigation

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by alect, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. alect

    alect Active Member
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    Still grappling with the on-screen keyboard on my HTC Desire (came frmo BB).

    One thing that continues to annoy me is that when I am entering longer strings of text (eg Facebook comments/status, emails) there is no way for me to go back in the text to change or correct something. I either have to backspace all the way there, or have to try and put the cursor there by touching the screen at just the right place - either my fingers are too big or the screen isn't sensitive enough as I can never get this right.

    why can't there be up/down/left/right arrows to move the cursor within the text entry box?

    And another thing - there are some entry fields where the keyboard pops up and actually obscures the text entry box other than the first line and you can't see what you're typing.
     

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  2. some phones (samsung galaxy) have directional keys; doesn't the trackpad thingy on the desire work for that?
     
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  3. alect

    alect Active Member
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    yes indeed the trackpad thingy does do it for me!!
     

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