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Smartphone keyboard frustrations.

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    elmer

    As someone who, until very recently, has avoided the need to use these things... how the hell do people live with them ? Am I missing something really basic?

    It seems that no matter what I try, I always end up needing about 3 goes to type even the simplest things like URLs. And as for typing anything longer - it would be quicker to catch the bus home and use my desktop.

    Just thought I'd share this, being the caring and sharing person I am.

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    Ion Todirel

    practice makes perfect

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    magicalclick

    It is fine for me, except WP8 auto correction is not as good as WP7.5, so, I have to correct myself more often with very basic miss spelling. Also I tends to hit "," more often on WP8 instead of space bar, compare to WP7.5, don't know why though, but, it is a bit annoying because it doesn't count as typo.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    The big fat keyboard on the Galaxy Note II works great. Even better with Swype. And I have big hands.

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    Bas

    I found that it gets better over time, and you sort of get used to it, but it's still a tremendous pain in the *. Same with tablets.

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    CaRDiaK

    I'm not sure which device you have, but are any TP KB's available?

    You might be suited to something more like Swype

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    fabian

    Practice helps Smiley

    Also here is a very intreresting post about why Microsoft research designer the WP the way it did

    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/wp7keyboard-042811.aspx

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    ScottWelker

    , CaRDiaK wrote: You might be suited to something more like Swype

    Yep! Swype for me! A quality blue tooth keyboard is also helpful for lengthy sessions.

    I used my Android phone and external keyboard exclusively on a recent business trip. Worked out OK for most everything I needed but a larger screen would have been MUCH better. I can't wait for ClamCase for Android to FINALLY come out. Hurry up already Smiley

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , ScottWelker wrote

    *snip*

    I can't wait for ClamCase for Android to FINALLY come out. Hurry up already Smiley

    That's a fantastic idea! Marry that with Office Web and you have yourself a winner.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    elmer

    Using a Noka 920, and this is my first smartphone. I didn't even 'text' with previous cell-phones.

    After 40+ years of using a full-size KB (yes I am that old) I find this thing impossible to use, and am amazed that people happily accept it as a workable solution.

    One of the things that I do find baffling is that in landscape mode, WP does not use the full width of the screen for the KB display, and so the keys are not as big as they potentially could be.

     

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    ScottWelker

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    That's a fantastic idea! Marry that with Office Web and you have yourself a winner.

    Oh yeah!!

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