1. SeeEss's Avatar
    I just got ICS yesterday. I am *trying to use* Smart Keyboard. I went into settings and made it my default keyboard, choosing a skin I want (one that has a bit of space between each key). Yet when I write a text or an email the old ICS keyboad shows up. What do I need to do to get rid of it?

    Prior to the upgrade I had enabled Smart Keyboard and had no problem. As a test, I tried Swiftkey as recommended on this board. I still cannot get an alternate keyboard to be my default keyboard.

    Can someone walk me through how to make the change permanent? I am thinking I must be missing a step and ICS is formatted somewhat differently. Thank you.
    07-02-2012 12:21 PM
  2. clownin72's Avatar
    I use swiftkey as well. when you first download it walks you through the steps to make it your default. If not go into system settings then keyboard . Go to default and pick swiftkey. make sure its also checked under that in the list

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    07-02-2012 12:45 PM
  3. DawnGP143's Avatar
    I'm having the same trouble. Used to be that you would go into the keyboard settings and pick your default keyboard. Then there was a second step where you would go into a field where you would type and long press and a little box would come up where you clicked on text input and you had to select the keyboard you wanted there as well. I can't make my DRM with ICS do that. Someone please help!!!
    07-06-2012 10:55 AM
  4. DawnGP143's Avatar
    OK.....right after I posted that I FINALLY figured it out.

    Settings>Language & input>

    Press "Default" and your choices come up.....it's not just a matter of checking the box that is there next to the choices.
    07-06-2012 11:01 AM
  5. cdf3's Avatar
    I'm using Smart Keyboard as well.
    Whenever you need to change keyboards, go to any place that will allow you to type. When your keyboard appears, a mini keyboard icon will appear in your notification bar. Swipe down to access your notifications, choose Select input method, then choose your keyboard.

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    07-06-2012 11:42 AM
  6. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I know this might be blasphemous to say, but if the Maxx had the D4 keyboard, I would probably not upgrade for 5 years. But then of course it would make it thicker......

    In an alternate universe, if it could stay just as thin with the D4 slideout QWERTY I would be pleased.
    07-06-2012 12:42 PM
  7. hazelgreen's Avatar
    I was using swift key, but does it not allow voice to text? I press microphone and nothing happens

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    07-06-2012 05:43 PM
  8. kawana72's Avatar
    You have to long press the mic button. That should work for you.

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    07-07-2012 08:05 PM
  9. hazelgreen's Avatar
    Got it, thank you.

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    07-08-2012 12:31 AM
  10. kawana72's Avatar
    You're welcome.

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    07-08-2012 03:37 PM