Keyboard in landscape not very accurate

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by Gleason81, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    Any suggestions? When I use the keyboard in landscape/horizontally, the keyboard seems much less accurate than using it vertically. Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. FoxKat

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,176
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,737
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    Yeah, it's because there is less height for the buttons in landscape, even though there is considerably more width. This leaves less room for errors with finger locations.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
     
  3. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well, I don't necessarily agree with you...should have less room for error because the keyboard is larger than the vertical keyboard. Plus, I've been using on-screen keyboards for awhile (on other phones). It almost seems like there is something wrong with the accuracy of horizontal keyboard on the Razr. Was wondering if anyone else thought the same thing.
     
  4. BayouFlyFisher

    BayouFlyFisher Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,960
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Ratings:
    +17
    My recommendation is to try A.I.Type keyboard. It is phenomenal!!
     
  5. jdroid80

    jdroid80 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    the East Valley, AZ
    Ratings:
    +2
    I just tried the landsape mode for texting for the first time in 2 months, and it was pretty accurate.

    Are you using a screen protector or something?
     
  6. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    No I had a screen protector on and removed it a few weeks ago. Not any better or worse with it.
     
  7. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    Is this really worth $5 for an aftermarket keyboard? I know there's a trial version and you lose some functionality on it after 15 days. Is it laggy? What's your review on it?
     
  8. FoxKat

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,176
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,737
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    Measure the height of the two keyboards and then tell me you still disagree. Landscape keys are 7mm tall and 7.5mm wide with 1mm between each key from top to bottom and 1.5mm from side to side. To type on landscape mode requires more reaching across the width of the screen so the finger tends to be hitting the display with the flatter parts of the finger and the margins become crucial and key height becomes a problem. I tried to type this paragraph in landscape and had numerous errors due to miskeying.

    Portrait keys are 8.5mm tall but only 4.5mm wide and with the same 1mm gap above and below, but only .5mm on each side. You might think that with the smaller margin on the sides that the error rate would go up, but because I am using the tips of my fingers less skin actually contacts the screen, so the actual "footprint" of my finger is a greater percentage smaller than the keys are narrower, resulting in the smaller side margins being more forgiving. Since we have finer motor control with our thumbs in the side to side reaching than we do up and down, the narrower keys are less of a problem. With the keys being taller, the weaker motor control of the finger on the vertical plane is compensated for.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
     
  9. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well put. Thanks. :biggrin:
     
  10. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    How to load a DVD movie on your Razr

    Removed post....accidentally started new thread on this one.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  11. FoxKat

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,176
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,737
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    Isn't this completely off-topic (from your original post) and wouldn't it be better served as its own new post?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
     
  12. Gleason81

    Gleason81 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes sorry, mistake.
     
Search tags for this page
accidentally changed keyboard display on droid razor
,
ai keyboard landscape issue
,

android keyboard is not accurate

,

android keyboard not accurate

,
droid bionic inaccurate keyboard
,
droid bionic inaccurate keypad
,
droid charge keyboard is not accurate
,
galaxy note accuracy landscape
,
how acurate is keypad on droid razr touch screen