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How much do you use the slide out keyboard?

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By sure haven't, Senior Member on 27th February 2011, 11:35 PM
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So I've had mine for a few weeks now, and I can still count the number of times I've used the physical keyboard on one hand lol. I'm not even sure why. It's fine when I use it, but the onscreen one is just -so- fast and responsive. I can type much much faster with the onscreen one.

On the flip side I like that it's there just in case I need it for some reason (needing to type something really specific, etc).


But yeah, how much do you use it?
 
 
28th February 2011, 10:19 PM |#2  
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anything more than a few words and i whip out the physical board. even if the screen view is locked to portrait.
15th March 2011, 11:09 PM |#3  
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anything more than a few words and i whip out the physical board. even if the screen view is locked to portrait.

same here, mainly because for some reason the fact that my phone has a smiley button is hilarious to me. Also, just a little fun fact, the keyboard backlight will turn on when you click on an area to enter text, but otherwise stays off. Nifty, ehhh?
16th March 2011, 02:13 PM |#4  
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I use my keyboard A LOT. I never entered text using the on screen keyboard, that is, until my screen light decided to start cutting off whenever I slid it out. Now I have to use the on screen.
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Me too... I use it almost every day. Just can't seem to get the hang of the soft keyboard.
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I use it every day, almost every single time i type something. it is just faster and more accurate.
1st October 2011, 07:19 AM |#7  
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Anything more than 5 words and I use the keyboard

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1st October 2011, 02:35 PM |#8  
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i use my often as well for sms, sometime use voice to sms too, no cutout
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Anyone care to tell me how to type a star (*) with the hard keyboard? I don't seem to find it anywhere....
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7th October 2011, 05:23 PM |#10  
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Anyone care to tell me how to type a star (*) with the hard keyboard? I don't seem to find it anywhere....
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You have to use the symbol key and then touch the right arrow key on the onscreen keyboard that pops up to get to it - pretty much the same way you would with the onscreen keyboard (&123 key then right arrow)

By the way, in case some don't know this, you can enter the blue (fn) function characters just by holding the physical key just a bit longer. Saves us from having to fiddle with the fn button everytime.
19th October 2011, 02:39 AM |#11  
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You have to use the symbol key and then touch the right arrow key on the onscreen keyboard that pops up to get to it - pretty much the same way you would with the onscreen keyboard (&123 key then right arrow)

By the way, in case some don't know this, you can enter the blue (fn) function characters just by holding the physical key just a bit longer. Saves us from having to fiddle with the fn button everytime.

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