Better then stock keyboard but same size?

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  1. loki993

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    A question I continue to ask myself because I still haven't found a proper answer. Basically I don't like the layout of the stock HTC keyboard and much prefer the standard android layout. Problem is, because of out resolution or something, any other keyboard I try the buttons are very small. Ive tried multiple different market keyboards, both ICS keyboards, Go keyboard, the new swype, swiftkey, thumb maybe, cant remember them all. Basically if its there I've probably tried it. Some even had a way to adjust the height of the keys but not the width. Well that's silly because Id imagine, that like me, most peoples issues come from the keys being too narrow and not too short.


    Feel free to recommend anyway, but please no go, swype or swiftkey. Id rather not pay for a keyboard, but if I must it better have an option to change the width of the keys and not just the height.


    Basically best case would be the stock ICS keyboard with keys the size of the HTC one, though I cant manage to find that either.
     
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    Have you tried smart keyboard? I searched forever for a keyboard that would let me widen the space bar and this one did. I know you can change the height. But the keys are already pretty wide and it has some skins included with more available in the market. There is a free version that has a nag screen that pops up once a day the first time that you launch the keyboard and a paid version without it.

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    I know this isn't at all what you're looking for BUT... I switched to messagease a long time ago because I hate using tiny keyboard buttons. It's a totally different layout and does take a couple days to get used to but I love it and type much faster on this than any other's I've tried or even the physical keyboard on the droid1. I also like that it's very customizable.

    Graffiti keyboard is another one I tried. It's like the old palm input. This one, unfortunately, is not re-sizable otherwise I might use it.

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    Touchpal would be worth trying. I does have the swype option, but you can disable that, and it's free.
     
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    Hmm, I'm not sure it doesnt look familiar either that or I didnt like it. Cant change width though. Ill try it its better but the keys still arent as big as the original HTC ones.
     
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    Sounds like it's a phone issue more than a keyboard issue. I think you'd have more luck contacting the developer of your favorite keyboard and making them aware of the issue. More than likely they can update the app to be more compatible with the Rezound.
     
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    Ai keyboard.

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    Ultra Keyboard lets you customize the size of the keyboard and theme the snot out of it too.

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    Ok I think I figured out why I didn't like Smart keyboard the predictions are the worst Ive ever seen, in fact I don't think they work at all. Too bad becasue I actually kinda like the keyboard itself.

    I know and one you think would have been addressed.

    Tried that one and actually liked it but if you go free it takes the predictions away from you eventually so I uninstalled it.
     
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    The predictions work fine for me. Maybe the settings were wrong. There are a lot of options with this keyboard.

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    I figured it out the settings weren't wrong, you just need to install the dictonary separately. Mind you there was no mention of this on the apps main page or on the website, FAQ or forum.

    I do like the skins.
     
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    because the keyboard goes all the way from the left of your screen to the right, there is no way to make keys wider. Thats why some keyboards only have an option to make keys taller like UltraKeyboard. The only wake to make keys wider is to make others smaller which is the approach that ThickButtons Keyboard takes. It tried to predict the word you are typing and makes those letters bigger while making the ones you are not likely going to use smaller. Give it a try.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thickbuttons&hl=en
     
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