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    Default How do I go down a space when texting?

    With my old iphone, I could just press the enter button and go down a space while texting which is helpful for long messages. However in Android it is replaced with a smiley icon? Any idea how to fix? Thanks!
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    I have 3 different keyboards installed. Enter is a return and moves it to the next line
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    what keybaord do you recommend? Yeah how do I return to a next line in android stock keyboard?
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    The stock android keyboard is prob the best one around as far accuracy and word prediction etc...and you don't really need a enter key , if you have a long message just keep typing.. I don't see why you would need one

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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by tianh92 View Post
    what keybaord do you recommend? Yeah how do I return to a next line in android stock keyboard?
    the best all around keyboard is Swiftkey (my choice) or swype. Swiftkey has a better prediction engine. They are also developing a swype like feature that is pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    the best all around keyboard is Swiftkey (my choice) or swype. Swiftkey has a better prediction engine. They are also developing a swype like feature that is pretty good
    Agreed. I tried to like the new jb keyboard... But it just doesn't do it for me. I was hoping for more of a cross between SwiftKey and swype. Not so much. I'm sticking with SwiftKey.

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    lol...now swiftkey is a cross between swiftkey and swype...

    works pretty well but I suck at swype so I am still learning...
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    You don't need paragraph breaks in a text message.
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    You don't need paragraph breaks in a text message.
    Actually at times you do. YMMV
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Do try the new SwiftKey Flow. Its the old SwiftKey + Swype rolled into one. You can google and find the beta apk.
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Or just go to SwiftKey. Net/flow. I think it is an open beta now

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    Quote Originally Posted by tianh92 View Post
    With my old iphone, I could just press the enter button and go down a space while texting which is helpful for long messages. However in Android it is replaced with a smiley icon? Any idea how to fix? Thanks!
    Press the shift key (the up arrow that makes your letters capital) and the smiley face button changes to a return key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noname3151 View Post
    Actually at times you do. YMMV
    No... You don't... What you do is send the first part and then start typing the next message... Its texting not an email

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    I really don't know about that
    Yes really
    It could go either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    the best all around keyboard is Swiftkey (my choice) or swype. Swiftkey has a better prediction engine. They are also developing a swype like feature that is pretty good
    Agreed +1 for SwiftKey! Though I could care less about the forthcoming Flow (Swype-like) feature.

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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by tpain7765 View Post
    Press the shift key (the up arrow that makes your letters capital) and the smiley face button changes to a return key.
    Wow! That is an awesome tip! I hadn't noticed that before.
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
    No... You don't... What you do is send the first part and then start typing the next message... Its texting not an email

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    While it doesn't apply to me, not everyone is on an unlimited text plan so this is not a real solution.

    And yes, some of us do like to maintain some semblance of proper grammar even when texting. Kudos to tpain7765 for pointing out that all you need do is to hit the Shift key and the smiley key wil turn into an Enter (New Line) key.
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    I am trying hard to do the flow thing....not sure why. Swiftkey fixes all my mistakes...
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
    No... You don't... What you do is send the first part and then start typing the next message... Its texting not an email

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    Thanks for letting me know how to compose a text. You may do it your way and I'll do mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    lol...now swiftkey is a cross between swiftkey and swype...

    works pretty well but I suck at swype so I am still learning...
    Just DL'd the SwiftKey Flow beta. LOVE it!
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Thanks so much for the simple answer to the simple question! I knew I had seen the return key somewhere....And then I lost it....
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    I agree... call me old school and I know it's a matter of preference, but I always use paragraph breaks. Just purchased the Droid Ultra and it's killing me not to be able to separate my thoughts in writing.
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lita Loessner View Post
    I agree... call me old school and I know it's a matter of preference, but I always use paragraph breaks. Just purchased the Droid Ultra and it's killing me not to be able to separate my thoughts in writing.
    As I stated above, Press the shift key (the up arrow that makes your letters capital) and the smiley face button changes to a return key.
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    As stated before, simply hit the arrow button for CAP letters, and your smiley key turns to a return key you can use.

    I still use paragraph breaks too....so i am totally excited that there was a simple fix,
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    Default Re: How do I go down a space when texting?

    Thank you!

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