Physical Keyboard Mod

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by polarshark, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. polarshark
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    I love my physical keyboard, it was one of my prerequisites when I chose the Droid.

    I am looking for an app similar to KeyCaps600 on the Treo. It mods the physical keyboard so that a long press gives you uppercase and double clicking a letter gives you the ALT character. It speeds up typing immensely.

    I believe this could be a money maker for someone out there.
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    Yes I would love that. I don't get why a long press is wasted on those weird characters that I have not used even once yet. I like your idea but rather it be reversed long press alt, and double press cap.
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    hell yeah... +1 for this. I, too, MUST have a physical keyboard... every phone I have owned since the LG vx-9800 (thats right: the enV's ugly-ass, 4"-thick older brother) has had a QWERTY keyboard... I LOVE the droid, but it, honestly, has one of the worst keyboards I've ever used. I think an app that can reduce the amount of SHIFT and ALT keypresses would be amazing...


    To all the really smart, super badass devs out there:

    Please make this happen...
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    I agree that would be cool, but I rarely ever use the physical keyboard. I feel that I can type faster with the soft keyboard. The only time I really use the physical keyboard is when Im using the terminal or running emulators.
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    That app would be cool if it had some user selections... then you could customize what you want done on double tap or long press... like if I long press the period *.* it comes out K.com*
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    I am ok with the physical dimensions and even the flatness, but the procedures in my mind are just plain stupid. Why would someone want an n s or g w/ those squigglies on top instead of a " ! or _?
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