Is there better "Physical Keyboard" software available???

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  1. Twist747

    Twist747 Member

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    I changed from the Palm Treos and never had a problem with the Querty Keyboard which through software, the "fat fingering" was at a minimum. I don't seem to be getting along well with the Droid Physical Keyboard and was hoping on a fix for that. Is there a software improvement for this??

    I find that I use the virtual to avoid the physical.

    Thanks!
     
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    I am looking too
    Don't forget me if anyone answers with a yes
    so far i tried big button keyboard and paid for (stylisms) font app with a good size keyboard
     
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    keyboard

    Same story here. No prob on Treo. I have small fingers and still can't type either keyboard. No speed whatsoever.
     
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    keyboard

    My research on here says it may not be possible as bluetooth recognition is not present at this time. I am not an expert but I did read these forum posts.
     
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    I don't think the OP was asking about a replacement keyboard, just better support for the existing one, and I echo his request. I'd love to have the single line word auto-fill that the virtual keyboard has. That would make typing quite a bit easier. Any news on that showing up?
     
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    What my real issue is that when using the Palm Treo keyboard, the software that drives it will in most cases, know which key you are trying to hit. On the Droid Keyboard, I am constantly having to backspace because of hitting wrong keys. This should be a "software" issue.

    I also am using Swipe now and love it. I just hate that the keyboard is sub-par to the old Treos. :mad:
     
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    I can see validity in this thought. As accurate as Swype is, there should be a software update to create better 'accuracy' with the Android on-screen keyboard. If Swype can do it why can't we ? haha
     
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    There is one option that hasn't been said yet if your still wanting to use the hardware keyboard.

    There is a post that has the HTC-keyboard which you can install to have predictive text for the hardware keyboard. It's a little wonky from my experience as sometimes it didn't show up for me but when it did work it worked great! Worth a try!
     
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    Interesting. I generally prefer full physical keyboards so I can avoid software intervention...
     
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    I have been totally misunderstood.

    I am asking how can I improve the physical keyboard on my Droid Phone? When I hit a key on the Droid, quite often I will "fat finger" hit other keys at the same time. The Droid keyboard does not isolate the intended key (letter) as well as the Treo did. For some reason (this is why I make the software comment) the Treo let's you be more accurate while typing.

    I am assuming that this can't be improved.
     
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    it sounds like what you're asking for is predictive text while using the physical keyboard. a thread was posted on that here some time ago so it can be done. maybe try searching for it?
     
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    That's what I suggested...Predictive text via installign the HTC software keyboard will predict the text you type even if you don't type them in correctly.
     
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