03-05-2014 09:13 AM
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  1. Cobravision's Avatar
    Looks like the spilt mode IS undocked. But there's no resize function. Also, you can only move the keyboard up and down, whereas the SwiftKey version can be moved to the middle as well.

    It's still missing swipe left to erase words and custom long press delay.
    12-06-2013 07:24 PM
  2. DeveloperDavid's Avatar
    I am trying a new one right now and really like it. Its called Tablet keyboard pro, and allows you to split the keyboard. Love that it has 3 macro keys, has a number row, and copy, paste cut buttons. Lots of options.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk 4
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    12-06-2013 10:27 PM
  3. mrspatmore's Avatar
    I also have a keyboard issue. I just got my new tablet in the mail. It's my first (I got the 2014 version) and I tried to enable swype and now I have no keyboard at all. Only the notepad pops up on the bottom and I can't seem to figure out how to get my keyboard back. I reset the keyboard to factory settings, and still nothing. Anything else I can do?
    You need to assist your s-pen settings. Under the Samsung keyboard settings > see "pen detection" > uncheck the box that says "automatically switch to handwriting mode when pen is detected"

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    12-06-2013 10:50 PM
  4. Cobravision's Avatar
    I am trying a new one right now and really like it. Its called Tablet keyboard pro, and allows you to split the keyboard. Love that it has 3 macro keys, has a number row, and copy, paste cut buttons. Lots of options.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk 4
    I was trying to find the keyboard you're talking about, and I think you are referring to AI Keyboard for Tablets Plus. Here's a link because it's difficult to search for:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.tablet.p

    This has all the features that SwiftKey has (including configurable long press and swipe left to delete entire word) plus a few more including left/right arrow keys next to the space bar, macro buttons, and multiple degrees of resize. The rows are offset, which makes typing easier. I'm trying out the free version for sure, but it looks like this is my new keyboard. Thanks for the heads up.
    12-07-2013 09:16 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I don't understand the beef with the bottom row? If you hit the swiftkey icon on the bottom row, it let's you change the keyboard size, change to split, and change the size of the split as well. I type a LOT on this device, and haven't noticed a problem with the bottom row

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    Yeah, you can change the size, but only overall... you can split it, but that lets you type with two thumbs. What I want is to type just as I would on my laptop keyboard (and my hands just do that naturally now, from muscle memory on ANY keyboard. Why? The layout is standard FOR A REASON.). Enter SwiftKey on landscape. The nipwits took the bottom letter row and shifted it half a key to the right. Yes, I know, half a key, what difference does it make, right? WRONG. It makes a HUGE difference. Try hitting the letter 'B' as you normally would on your keyboard; you can't, at least not comfortably and not even at all if you have small fingers.

    Don't get me wrong, I love SwiftKey's overall features over the stock keyboard (even if the prediction engine is the same), but that one tiny detail just keeps me from using it full time.
    12-08-2013 06:57 PM
  6. Misterb's Avatar
    Yeah, you can change the size, but only overall... you can split it, but that lets you type with two thumbs. What I want is to type just as I would on my laptop keyboard (and my hands just do that naturally now, from muscle memory on ANY keyboard. Why? The layout is standard FOR A REASON.). Enter SwiftKey on landscape. The nipwits took the bottom letter row and shifted it half a key to the right. Yes, I know, half a key, what difference does it make, right? WRONG. It makes a HUGE difference. Try hitting the letter 'B' as you normally would on your keyboard; you can't, at least not comfortably and not even at all if you have small fingers.

    Don't get me wrong, I love SwiftKey's overall features over the stock keyboard (even if the prediction engine is the same), but that one tiny detail just keeps me from using it full time.
    Not sure how you can type like that with any keyboard on a touch device lol. Besides, don't your thumbs have muscle memory from typing on your smartphone?

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    12-08-2013 11:28 PM
  7. dianehelen's Avatar
    Not sure how you can type like that with any keyboard on a touch device lol. Besides, don't your thumbs have muscle memory from typing on your smartphone?

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    I never did the thumb typing thing... I think its a generational thing. Having been using a QWERY keyboard for over 50 years,(ya , I'm THAT Old), thats how my brain and muscle memory thinks., My son, who is close to 30, has never typed any other way, than with his thumbs, so he can fly on a split keyboard.
    12-09-2013 07:40 AM
  8. cwy's Avatar
    I leave auto-correct on, because sometimes I need it. If I don't want it, after I just typed a word, I press that little arrow on the top left part of the keyboard (Samsung keyboard), and the word won't be auto-corrected. Best of both worlds.
    12-09-2013 11:25 AM
  9. Misterb's Avatar
    I never did the thumb typing thing... I think its a generational thing. Having been using a QWERY keyboard for over 50 years,(ya , I'm THAT Old), thats how my brain and muscle memory thinks., My son, who is close to 30, has never typed any other way, than with his thumbs, so he can fly on a split keyboard.
    Yes and no. I learned to type in junior high, and it is honestly one of the most valuable things I ever got out of school. I can touch type about 80 wpm easily. That being said, I've been using smartphones since the Treo 600 over 10 years ago, and can fly with my thumbs too

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    12-09-2013 11:29 AM
  10. dianehelen's Avatar
    Yes and no. I learned to type in junior high, and it is honestly one of the most valuable things I ever got out of school. I can touch type about 80 wpm easily. That being said, I've been using smartphones since the Treo 600 over 10 years ago, and can fly with my thumbs too

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    ahhh nostalgia. I LOVED my Treo phones, loved the whole Palm line. LOVED the Palm Pre, Shame that WebOS was overshadowed by the explosion of Android
    12-09-2013 11:57 AM
  11. Misterb's Avatar
    ahhh nostalgia. I LOVED my Treo phones, loved the whole Palm line. LOVED the Palm Pre, Shame that WebOS was overshadowed by the explosion of Android
    Lol. Yeah, but at the same time I don't miss them. I remember the screen on the Treo didn't shut off during calls, so on longer calls your battery would drain like crazy, and make your cheek sweat. It was also a heavy as a pocket pistol, and I don't miss having to keep my thumbnails trimmed to the perfect length without it making typing difficult lol. I had the Pre, and my battery would be dead by noon. Of course, there was no cloud syncing of calendars and such, so prior to heading out for a meeting, you'd have to sync so you had your schedule and addresses, etc. I'm really glad to have Android

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    12-09-2013 01:01 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I can type with my thumbs just fine (at one point I was even faster with my thumbs on a BlackBerry than I was on a regular keyboard!). BUT, on landscape and with my cover serving up as a mini-stand in that position, it's just natural for me to type as in a full keyboard, with the tablet in a wedge position. And that's where SwiftKey failed me. I didn't have an issue with it at all until I bought this tablet hehe I've used Swiftkey through a Note 2, an S4 and now a Note 3, but when I got the tablet, BAM! Awkward typing that way (yes, I can do it with the thumbs, but then again, I don't want to have to hold the tablet). It's only a preference, of course, but you have to admit, the keyboard's layout has been a standard for years (including spacing) and for a good reason. SwiftKey decided to ditch the position standard and, at least for me, that wasn't a swift move.
    12-09-2013 07:25 PM
  13. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    I'm more comfortable with Swype than with swiftkey. I wish I could add it to all my devices (laptop included)
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    12-09-2013 11:56 PM
  14. infosponge1942's Avatar
    I love Swiftkey but when I connect my bluetooth keyboard, I must choose the Samsung keyboard to use it. When I remove the bluetooth keyboard I must go to settings to get Swiftkey back. Also, the Samsung keyboard is always in the way and I cannot get rid of it. Touching a text entry point brings it right back.
    01-07-2014 11:52 PM
  15. Dale_M's Avatar
    I am trying a new one right now and really like it. Its called Tablet keyboard pro, and allows you to split the keyboard. Love that it has 3 macro keys, has a number row, and copy, paste cut buttons. Lots of options.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk 4
    May have to try that app.... Been looking for missing keys on keyboard, like DEL, ALT, END, Arrow Keys, "F" keys...

    IN first couple of days of owning my table, I actually seemed to find (just once)missing keys, was in Polaris Office (or maybe not) and thought WOW there they are, now I can not seem to find my way back to missing keys.... Seems like there should be 3 pages of SYM keys instead of just 2....

    Dale
    01-10-2014 12:28 PM
  16. monicakm's Avatar
    I love you people! Thank you for yet another jewel. I learn something new everyday (with this tablet) and most of it comes from this forum. Who needs the stinkin' manual when you have android central?
    ps...this was in reply to cwy's message.
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    01-10-2014 06:50 PM
  17. Bgerbich's Avatar
    Hi, I also have the problem of lost keyboard. I have unchecked the Pen detection settings (change to handwriting recognition mode when the input field has been tapped with s Pen). But I still don't have a keyboard. I have tried resetting, but it made no difference. Thanks for any help
    02-27-2014 04:40 PM
  18. Bgerbich's Avatar
    Hi, I also have the problem of lost keyboard. I have unchecked the Pen detection settings (change to handwriting recognition mode when the input field has been tapped with s Pen). But I still don't have a keyboard. I have tried resetting, but it made no difference. Thanks for any help
    I have just restarted the Note, and I now have a keyboard, and it appears to be working a bit better, but is not consistent in how it works. For example if I am writing with the stylus, and want to type something, I can now select a keybaord icon, which wasn't there before, and it sometimes works, but I then don't seem to be able to get back to writing, or drawing with the pen. Any ideas? thanks
    02-27-2014 04:55 PM
  19. Dale_M's Avatar
    May have to try that app.... Been looking for missing keys on keyboard, like DEL, ALT, END, Arrow Keys, "F" keys...

    IN first couple of days of owning my table, I actually seemed to find (just once)missing keys, was in Polaris Office (or maybe not) and thought WOW there they are, now I can not seem to find my way back to missing keys.... Seems like there should be 3 pages of SYM keys instead of just 2....

    Dale
    Sort of a "bump"...
    "Hackers Keyboard" app seems to have all the missing keys other keyboards do not seem to have....

    Dale
    02-28-2014 12:23 PM
  20. Desiree R's Avatar
    My Galaxy note 3 won't let my input any passwords into different applications on my phone. I can type just fine with the user name but for some reason I can't input my passwords. I've uninstalled the apps and reinstalled and it's the same thing every time. I've tried to instal a different keyboard and it does the same thing every time. I've also gone into the settings for the keyboard and cleared the cache...I'm so lost and confused! Please help!!
    03-05-2014 09:13 AM
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