Are These BB Features Available on Droid?
I miss a few things-- are they possible on Droid?
Push and hold for CAPS
Auto Correct (So when I type "ill" my BB would change to "I'll" for me; or "were" became "we're").
And how do I change/create ringer profiles such as LOUD, QUIET, PHONE ONLY, etc.?
- 11-06-2009, 06:32 PM #2
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- 11-06-2009, 09:47 PM #6
I'd love to know what app is for the custom profiles. On my tour I have a "work" setting and a "home" setting which are perfect. Does this app allow customizing the vibrate pattern? In my BB profiles I know that 3 short vibes = appointment, 1 short vibe = email, 1 medium vibe = text, lots of short vibes = phone call. It's really helpful when I have my phone in my pocket and I'm in a meeting or somewhere else when I can't access my phone.
- 11-06-2009, 10:33 PM #7
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- 11-07-2009, 11:17 AM #12
The hold for CAPS, and the auto dictionary are the two things I'm really missing! I don't like having to puncuate my words... I want "shell" to turn into "she'll" automatically. Is there an APP for this, or have anyone found if there is an internal dictionary that can be modified to auto-correct? Thanks!
- 11-07-2009, 12:19 PM #14
to go into caps lock all you have to do is tap the shift key twice. this works on the hard and soft keyboards
to go into a num (alt) lock just tap the alt key twice
the closest way for autocorrect i've found without looking for an app, is to add the word to the custom dictionary, then it will show up when you type it similarly and you can select it as a suggestion. eventually the phone should make that the default auto correction option.
Last edited by Adiliyo; 11-07-2009 at 12:25 PM.
- 11-07-2009, 01:44 PM #15
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- 11-07-2009, 01:50 PM #16
- 11-07-2009, 03:58 PM #17
2. the physical keyboard works like you would expect. click shift to capitalize, double tap to caps lock, or hold to capitalize multiple letters
bonus! 3. you can double tap alt to put the keyboard in a numlock too.
This is all great information, thanks everyone! People coming from BlackBerry know what I mean when I say "hold for CAPS". This isn't cap lock... it's when you push a cetain letter and hold it, it will capitalize. Very convenient for typing people's names since you dn't have to first hit the shift key. I'll get used to not having it.
- 11-07-2009, 04:23 PM #19
i'm coming from blackberry and i didn't know about that...
i tend to not write people's names in my messages or in conversation very often i've noticed..i'm one of those people that are also bad with names..related?
i think so.
for names though, the dictionary in the phone seems to be pretty good at pulling names from your contacts and seeing when you're typing them and replacing it with the autocapitalized version of it.
i've found i trust the autocorrect in the droid far more than i ever did on my storm or pearl (and the tour didn't have one with the physical keyboard and all)
- 01-14-2010, 11:47 AM #20
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- 01-14-2010, 12:20 PM #22
From a response I posted at crackberry
If you're in the web browser trying to quote a post for instance, you can hit the menu button, more and scroll down to Select Text and swipe across the text you want to copy. Then click in the reply box, long press and choose paste. In emails, you can hold the Shift key on the physical keyboard and swipe across the text. Copying stuff from a text box is easier since you can place the cursor before the text you want to copy, hold shift and then use the dpad to highlight. Hold the menu key on the physical keyboard and hit C to copy and menu+V to paste
- 01-14-2010, 12:23 PM #23
One other thing they dislike about the Droid: no web browser. Oh, and the inability to make phone calls or send text messages.
Yeah, they're right... the blackberry is superior. Im gonna return mine too. Let me enable my free GPS navigation and get directions to the nearest Verizon store so I can return this crap. I'll just finish downloading my free music from imusic, do some full HTML browsing and NOT pull my battery, check my available memory or wait for the reboot.
Enjoy your Storm.
- 01-14-2010, 01:28 PM #25