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How do you thumb type on the 10.1 2014 and possibly 12.2?

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By hajime_android, Senior Member on 30th January 2014, 02:37 PM
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How do users type when viewing in Portrait or Landscape mode while holding the device? I can't do thumb-typing since the device is too wide even on Portrait mode.
 
 
30th January 2014, 03:02 PM |#2  
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Use the split keyboard or use thumbs plus or swiftkey keyboard

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I personally use this one, but you may find another on the play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oardplus&hl=en
30th January 2014, 07:58 PM |#4  
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I peck with the stylus. I use handwriting recognition 90% of the time.
30th January 2014, 08:02 PM |#5  
I swipe using my 9" right thumb.

Seriously, I'm using the floating KB for now.
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Thumb Keyboard works very well on 10" screens as well.
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I personally use this one, but you may find another on the play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oardplus&hl=en

i switched to that a while back since it's more responsive than the stock samsung kb and far more customizable.

there's a kb switch app in the thems & apps section that allows you to automatically switch to the stock when you pull out the spen so you can still have hw recognition.
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SwiftKey works awesome. It's split for thumb typing on my tabs, plus you get an excellent predictive word engine. And some other stats to check out attached.

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31st January 2014, 03:58 PM |#9  
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I swipe using my 9" right thumb.

Seriously, I'm using the floating KB for now.

By "floating KB", do you mean a very small keyboard on the screen? I came across it while testing the device in a store.
I found the keys a bit too small.
31st January 2014, 05:39 PM |#10  
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By "floating KB", do you mean a very small keyboard on the screen? I came across it while testing the device in a store.
I found the keys a bit too small.

The Floating Keyboard's great. You can use the swipe feature with S Pen and it's probably the fastest method of text entry. The only downside is that you have to move it around to keep it from covering content you're looking at or text entry boxes.

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+1 for SwiftKey although I have big hands and use the normal layout even if I'm standing up typing with my thumbs.

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