Can I master this keyboard, have you?

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  1. light3828

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    You know, the horizontal virtual keyboard is cool with the autofill, but the delete key is in such a place that it is easy to brush and-bummer. Any suggestions? Can you change the sensitivity of the touch screen?
     
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    I've mastered it already. Beats virtual anyday.
     
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    "for texting, I often use the microphone" How do you do that?? Seriously, I'm new to smartphones, please explain.
     
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    I'd say I'm pretty close to mastering it. Before the Droid, I had an LG Voyager which has a rather large and spacious physical keyboard. First time I used the Droid's keyboard I thought that there was absolutely no way I'd ever be as fast as I was on the Voyager. That's certainly not the case any longer. I'm actually able to type accurately for short periods of time without even looking at the keyboard -- something that I thought I'd never be able to do because of the shallow/flush keys.

    I really don't understand all the people that say they only use the virtual keyboard. While the Droid's virtual keyboard is pretty nice, I don't think anything can beat out actual physical keys.
     
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    Can you give us any tips as to how you became proficient? My problem is I keep hitting 2 keys at a time.
     
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    I am that person. I only use the virtual keyboard. For the life of me I cannot type on the physical keyboard for sh*t. The virtual works great for me. The only issue I had was that I typed too fast for it and it wasn't recognizing all of the keys I pressed (at least not putting them on the screen even though the buttons were appearing as if they were pressed), so I slowed down my typing. I barely have this issue anymore since 2.0.1. Needless to say, I wouldn't mind a keyboard-less droid that was even thinner.
     
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    I Love the virtual keyboard and rarely use the physical one - only if the virtual one doesn't pop up for some reason. Using the shopping list app today, I was able to quickly type in the items we needed nearly as fast as my SO listed them off.
     
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    I would be okay with a keyboard-less droid also, though I actually prefer the physical keyboard. I like typing on the virtual one, but I make a lot more typos (sometimes due to some lag in the keyboard). Also, I don't like how the virtual one takes up the whole screen, preventing you from reading above it (like when responding to a text or e-mail, you can't read the old one while typing on it).

    I tend to use both, and find that I am a bit faster on the physical one. I think part of it is because I slow myself down on the virtual one because of the lag, shrug. Anyway, as to how I got "good" at the physical one, I used to use The V by LG (one of the earlier phones that flipped out to a qwerty keyboard) and had tons of time on that, plus I'm a good typist anyway (80-90 WPM isn't unreasonable), so I'm sure that helps me. Really, it just takes practice and knowing where the keys are.
     
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    I think the main reason that I cannot use the physical keyboard is that I cannot reach the keys I would normally use my right thumb for, and so have to use my left thumb to hit the majority of the letters...stupid d-pad.

    I don't really slow myself down on the virtual and find I type almost everything correctly. Most of my incorrect words tend to be something I spelled correctly but Droid changes because it thinks it should be a different word because the one I typed is not in the dictionary...which I then go and put in the dictionary.
     
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    Download the Handcent app. It's free. There is microphone pic on the screen. Touch it and speak. The droid almost immediately types the text. It's surprisingly accurate. When it types different words, it can be quite funny too. Give it a try.