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Weird Keyboard Question - Orientation Based

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Aerimus, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Aerimus

    Aerimus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Here's the deal. I love using the Swype keyboard in portrait mode to throw out texts in a hurry. However, when I turn to landscape mode I'd much rather use the default keyboard because the swype keyboard does weird things when two thumbed typing.


  2. CLRana9017

    CLRana9017 Active Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    and . . . what's the question?
  3. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    It just does weird things because the keys are in weird places. :)
  4. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    Your question is not Captivate-specific. There are plenty of other forums on this site; don't get tunnel vision to this particular forum just because you have the phone.

    For example, the question you have (I'm assuming) relates to Android itself, not the Captivate. I've posted a thread on this particular subject, which you could have found using the search button.

    That said, there are still no replies....
  5. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    While that may be the case, every Android phone displays different characteristics even while running the same programs.

    You have posted this same message in a couple of threads I see. I think it best for a Moderator to determine where questions get asked.

    We have all been helping each other with these types of questions since the phone came out. Just let it be.
  6. lionheartck

    lionheartck Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    2 things I noticed. 1, You can't have 2 fingers on the screen at once when regular tapping a swype keyboard. Slow down a little, or try and figure out a cadence to avoid that. Remember, the swype board is expecting a trail. (maybe email the dev, and suggest an option to turn the tracing off in landscape.

    2, you can long-hold on the text field and quick switch to the standard keyboard if you feel a long reply coming on.

    Also, readyroc, your auto replies are condescending and not helpful. It's only slightly nicer than "USE SEARCH NOOB!". This is a place to ask questions and learn together. If a question was answered elsewhere, post a link, and help out. We're in this together.
  7. JRob2k

    JRob2k Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    So there is no way to have the SWYPE keyboard in portrait orientation and the Android or Samsung keyboard in landscape orientation?

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