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  1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I have a Pixel and have an XL on order for delivery in Feb (ugh).

    In the meanwhile.... using the gBoard, I am constantly hitting the spacebar or the caps lock. Additionally, when typing a password or a text item that doesnt invoke autocorrect, I am way off at times. This is compounded by erroneous spacebar and caps touches.

    I have increased the keyboard to its maximum height and things have improved somewhat. I am hoping the XL helps things even more.

    Anyone using a different keyboard for the same problem? How are the results?
    12-29-2016 08:38 AM
  2. SteveISU's Avatar
    The XL is just as bad.
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    12-29-2016 08:40 AM
  3. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    The XL is just as bad.
    That's hopeful.
    12-29-2016 08:42 AM
  4. SteveISU's Avatar
    That's hopeful.
    lol, sorry it's the truth. I've never made so many errors as I have on the XL. Maybe try SwiftKey.
    12-29-2016 08:44 AM
  5. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    lol, sorry it's the truth. I've never made so many errors as I have on the XL. Maybe try SwiftKey.
    How long have you been using the XL? I have only had the Pixel less than 2 weeks.
    12-29-2016 08:47 AM
  6. N4Newbie's Avatar
    And I have the exact same difficulties when one of our managers (I am an IT manager) asks me for help with his or her iPhone 7. I simply cannot type on those things.

    It is all a matter of getting used to a new keyboard. If the size is off compared to what you are used to, try adjusting it: Settings -> Language & input -> Virtual keyboard -> Gboard -> Preferences. Try changing the Keyboard height, turn on/off the number row, etc.

    If that doesn't do it for you, try a third-party keyboard such as Swiftkey; they often have additional configuration options that you may find helpful.
    12-29-2016 09:04 AM
  7. SteveISU's Avatar
    How long have you been using the XL? I have only had the Pixel less than 2 weeks.

    Since November.
    12-29-2016 09:08 AM
  8. WClark57's Avatar
    No difficulties here.
    12-29-2016 10:05 AM
  9. ctk4949's Avatar
    Geez you guys must have fat thumbs, Gboard works great on my XL.

    Maybe try adding the Key border??
    12-29-2016 10:54 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I used to use SwiftKey but now I use Google Keyboard. Once I got the size / layout just right the typing issues are gone. I have adjusted and can type just fine like my other devices .
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    12-29-2016 10:57 AM
  11. Blumini06's Avatar
    I had issues hitting the period with iPhones before. I like how the Pixel keyboard bigger space bar. Just my own personal preference.
    12-29-2016 12:39 PM
  12. anthony2558's Avatar
    I know what you mean OP, Ive been with android for a long time, minus a short stint with an iphone 5. Anytime I pick up an iphone and type is 99% correct no matter if its a 4 or a 6plus. Im not sure whats up with android, but I get frustrated using googles keyboard, Samsungs keyboard, all of them.
    TwitchyPuppy and 7AndTRT like this.
    12-29-2016 01:01 PM
  13. Dan L2's Avatar
    People actually type and not swipe?
    Gus_Gutz and GibMcFragger like this.
    12-29-2016 03:00 PM
  14. Amb312's Avatar
    People actually type and not swipe?
    I had to go back to typing instead of swype because it makes too many errors on this phone. I hate it!
    12-29-2016 04:18 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    People actually type and not swipe?
    Yep. I can't stand swiping.
    12-29-2016 05:20 PM
  16. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Yep. I can't stand swiping.
    I mostly swipe, using either the Google keyboard or Swiftkey.
    12-29-2016 05:52 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    I mostly swipe, using either the Google keyboard or Swiftkey.
    I just can't get myself to do it properly. I tap type way better so I have just always stuck with that.
    12-29-2016 06:00 PM
  18. rong21's Avatar
    I was having the same issue until I selected tall, got rid of the number row, disabled key vibrate and enabled key sound
    12-29-2016 06:41 PM
  19. mackie8's Avatar
    Same here. Im coming from iphone 7 plus also.. using pixel xl for a week now. After gboard update i think it was improve or maybe im getting use to it.. but my typing is not as fast as when im using iphone..
    If i have 1 thing that i really miss in my iphone.. thats the keyboard lol...
    12-29-2016 07:48 PM
  20. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    People actually type and not swipe?
    Since Google Keyboard became Gboard, accuracy from swiping has been declining drastically for me. It's still come up wrong when done slowly. It's starting to frustrate me.
    12-30-2016 03:10 AM
  21. tpence2177's Avatar
    I'm having the opposite problem. I used google keyboard for like 2 years before just now switching back to iOS due to my whole family being on iPhones. It's terrible going through this adjustment period, but you will get the hang of it
    12-30-2016 06:17 AM
  22. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I'm having the opposite problem. I used google keyboard for like 2 years before just now switching back to iOS due to my whole family being on iPhones. It's terrible going through this adjustment period, but you will get the hang of it
    Everytime I have to type on my wife's iPhone I feel like my hands are tied together.
    12-30-2016 08:27 AM
  23. tpence2177's Avatar
    Yeah I was pretty resistant to swapping. I still can't stand typing on my dads iphone 5 I can't hit anything right on it.
    12-30-2016 08:28 AM
  24. matty032's Avatar
    I just increased my height to see if it would help. I have had for two months and still can't type good.
    12-30-2016 08:41 AM
  25. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Yeah I was pretty resistant to swapping. I still can't stand typing on my dads iphone 5 I can't hit anything right on it.
    Swiping is good when you only have one hand.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-30-2016 08:54 AM
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