1. mystik1's Avatar
    My mother had been using the Note 8 for a very long time. She has been having some issues. So, I bought her a new phone (Pixel 6). I didn't realize how much grief the new phone would give her. There are three things I want to ask if there is any way possible. I fear a couple may be a long shot. Thanks much in advance for any insight.

    1) She is used to the Task Switcher -- Home -- Back order for navigation buttons. I have told her she'll get used to it, but she's quite frustrated over these (what she considers to be major, but most people minor) issues, and anything that could be solved would help. Is there any way to get the task switcher and back button placement reordered?

    2) She plays games that go full screen. On her Samsung phone, she could long press on where the home button "normally" is, even though you can't see it, and it would take her home. She can't do that anymore. You have to swipe from the right (up in horizontal orientation), and then press home. Again, not a big deal, but she apparently does this A LOT during the day, and plus she is left handed, and finds it awkward to swipe that way, she says. Is there any way to provide this home "area" long press functionality? Open to using a different launcher (already had a look around Nova).

    3) Is there any other keyboard app that has the outline on keys like the Samsung keyboard that also offers the height customization and semi-comparable? I know there are a lot of keyboard apps. I like Gboard myself, and I have that setup pretty well on there for her, but she did really like the way the Samsung app "looked".
    06-21-2022 10:00 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Best thing is go to settings>display>tap easy mode launcher

    Scratch that , I thought it was the Note 8 lol I see it's pixel 6, sorry about that.

    You can try Swiftkey keyboard

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
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    06-21-2022 10:07 PM
  3. rvbfan's Avatar
    Try these
    Sorry, they got all out of order but hopefully you get the gist.
    06-21-2022 10:08 PM
  4. mystik1's Avatar
    I'm the OP here. Apologies...I should have logged in before posting. I think I figured out a way to do the button re-order using ADB. I will try that tomorrow. I did already have the buttons showing. Just not in the order she wanted.

    @rvbfan I will check out those apps. Already tried Gboard, but will give those others a look. What were you trying to show me on Accessibility? I believe I was able to see the direction on the others, but missed that one.

    Thanks again.
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    06-21-2022 10:29 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm the OP here. Apologies...I should have logged in before posting. I think I figured out a way to do the button re-order using ADB. I will try that tomorrow. I did already have the buttons showing. Just not in the order she wanted.

    @rvbfan I will check out those apps. Already tried Gboard, but will give those others a look. What were you trying to show me on Accessibility? I believe I was able to see the direction on the others, but missed that one.

    Thanks again.
    Ok I made you post owner and moved this to pixel 6 forums
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    06-21-2022 10:32 PM
  6. mystik1's Avatar
    Ok I made you post owner and moved this to pixel 6 forums
    Thanks!
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    06-21-2022 10:34 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks!
    Look at Swiftkey u make it look like Samsung keyboard, welcome
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    06-21-2022 10:35 PM
  8. mystik1's Avatar
    Look at Swiftkey u make it look like Samsung keyboard, welcome
    Much appreciated. I will check it out.
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    06-21-2022 10:38 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Look at Swiftkey u make it look like Samsung keyboard, welcome
    I agree regarding SwiftKey. I have a Samsung phone but still sometimes use SwiftKey (plus gboard). I use Samsung keyboard too, switch them up from time to time. LOL.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-21-2022 10:52 PM
  10. mystik1's Avatar
    This is about the look she wants replicated. I didn't see any way to do this with Swiftkey.

    Parent Switching Phone - A Few Questions-screenshot_20220621-234840_google.jpg
    06-21-2022 10:52 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is about the look she wants replicated. I didn't see any way to do this with Swiftkey.

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    SwiftKey has many many themes Parent Switching Phone - A Few Questions-screenshot_20220621-235528_microsoft-20swiftkey-20keyboard.jpg
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    06-21-2022 10:56 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You can make your own keyboard theme in SwiftKey.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-21-2022 10:58 PM
  13. mystik1's Avatar
    You can make your own keyboard theme in SwiftKey.
    I did see that. Wasn't clear on how to do it, though. I will give that another look.
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    06-21-2022 11:00 PM
  14. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I have this setup on swiftkey, looks similar to what might do for your Mum? HTH, David Parent Switching Phone - A Few Questions-screenshot_20220622-064403.jpg
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2022 12:45 AM
  15. bkeaver's Avatar
    In Gboard you can set the height and define the keys on the keyboard. I may not be reading that issue right and if so my apologies.
    06-22-2022 02:22 AM

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