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  1. Subie Love

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    I'm trying to install Swype from instructions found here:
    Download Swype for Android Beta | Android Central

    I'm stuck on number 4. How do I get the file from my computer to my phone? I'm not seeing anything that shows my phone is connected to my computer... I'm on a macbook and a moto droid. Thanks!
     

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  2. USofPlutarchy

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    Just email yourself that link and open it with your phone, use astro to install, enable swype, long press in text input box and select swype and you're golden.
     
  3. Subie Love

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    alright, i figured #4 out, I just forgot to mount my phone first :eek: Now, when I go to Astro it just says "Directory is empty". Not sure what to do from here.
     
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  5. Subie Love

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    do i have to sign in or something first? It wont let me download, it just takes me to yahoo jobs...
     
  6. DobbsianYeti

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    Sorry about that- the link worked last night- no kidding...:eek:

    I got it from another thread...

    try going to http://androidforums.com/tips-tricks-incredible/71682-swype-tips-tricks.html

    They may be able to help you out over there- sorry for the dead link.
     
  7. DobbsianYeti

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    NVM on my second try it worked to download- try it again and see what you come up with...
     
  8. Subie Love

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    i just created an account and now it worked. i'll see if i can get it to work now!
     
  9. DobbsianYeti

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    Good luck- I'm loving it so far... great on a touch screen.:)
     
  10. Subie Love

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    ok, its downloaded and its asking me what application i want to open it with. What do i use? sorry but i'm new to this lol
     
  11. DobbsianYeti

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    Hmmm... if I remember correctly you need to open something that uses a keyboard- web browser or whatever- then you need to choose input method... hang on a sec I'll try to walk you through the steps...
     
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  12. Subie Love

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    Excellent thank you so much!:D
     
  13. DobbsianYeti

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    ok- on my phone you have to go to a text field and long press the text box- a menu will come up that gives you two options... Choose input method and then choose swype... see if that works...?
     
  14. Subie Love

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    well when i downloaded the file to my computer and then click on it, my only option is to choose an application to launch it. I cant drag the file to my droid box.
     
  15. Subie Love

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    ok, i got the file in my droid box. i just had to click "show in a folder"
     
  16. DobbsianYeti

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    Easiest thing to do is email yourself that link and click on it from the email on your phone... install it once it's downloaded then choose input method to start using it...

    Should work either way though I guess...
     
  17. Subie Love

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    ok, found the file on astro, i clicked it and two options came up, "browse file" and "open apps manager" I opened the apps manager and there was an option to install which i did. When i click launch it just says "activity not found"
     
  18. Subie Love

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    ok i'll give that a try. i dont know why this is so hard for me hahha
     
  19. Subie Love

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    wow, that was so much easier! took all of 1 minute! thanks man!!
     
  20. DobbsianYeti

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    No sweat- it's all in getting used to a new phone and figuring out all the brand new options available on android...
     
  21. Subie Love

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    WHAAT! when i tried to use it a message came up that says "The Swype package you installed does not match the screen size of the device. Please contact Swype about this issue. Screen size: 480 x 854"
     
  22. Subie Love

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    ohh i see, you cant turn the phone sideways and use it! thats kind of a bummer! like using it sideways a lot better.
     
  23. DobbsianYeti

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    Dude... I'm totally at a loss. What phone are you on? I had a problem getting this version to work on my dad's motoDroid, but it hasn't skipped a beat in the INC for me... I'm sorry.

    Try uninstalling- power cycle- reinstall- reselect... after that try the guys at the tips and tricks thread... I'm at a loss as to why it won't work based on screen size...:thinking:
     
  24. DobbsianYeti

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    ok- it won't work in landscape? hmm.. still a pisser, but way better than nothing at all...
     
  25. DobbsianYeti

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    I gotta say- landscape mode is pretty much negated for me with swype- you really don't need the extra real estate as much when you can be so much less accurate with your typing.. at least for me anyway... but I agree that having the choice is the best option...
     

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