1. cnc7's Avatar
    hi Fellas, I have had my Droid for about 2 weeks now and fell in love with it since day one, (coming from a BB storm) but I do have one question about it. the text forecasting on this is horrible, now I cant remember if I read this or if some one told me if I long press a common word I use a lot the Droid saves it/remembers it for future reference, if this is true I cant get it to work, my problem is that some of the words that the droid picks out for me are just plain silly and make no sense what so ever, a prime example is if i type the word "IN" the droid thinks I'm trying to spell "Ubnntu" that isn't even a word (Is it?) I know i can manually input my common dictionary but that's a pain, am I doing something wrong? or is this just some thing i have to deal with? or does the long press actually do what others are saying?

    Thank you in advance fellas!
    04-09-2010 08:31 AM
  2. that1bb's Avatar
    As you complete a word you are typing that is not in the device's dictionary, you will see your word (if spelled correctly) as the left most word in the auto-correct bar above the keyboard. If it is correct, just long press on the word while it is still above the keyboard and it will be saved for future use and suggestion. I hope that helps.
    04-10-2010 09:58 AM
  3. Dapke36's Avatar
    hi Fellas, I have had my Droid for about 2 weeks now and fell in love with it since day one, (coming from a BB storm) but I do have one question about it. the text forecasting on this is horrible, now I cant remember if I read this or if some one told me if I long press a common word I use a lot the Droid saves it/remembers it for future reference, if this is true I cant get it to work, my problem is that some of the words that the droid picks out for me are just plain silly and make no sense what so ever, a prime example is if i type the word "IN" the droid thinks I'm trying to spell "Ubnntu" that isn't even a word (Is it?) I know i can manually input my common dictionary but that's a pain, am I doing something wrong? or is this just some thing i have to deal with? or does the long press actually do what others are saying?

    Thank you in advance fellas!
    You could also look around XDA Developers site and try to find the HTC IME keyboard. It's HTCs own keyboard, and although a bit laggy sometimes, it has ridiculously good word prediction, and pretty good accuracy too.

    EDIT: Here is the link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

    Just download it, use Astro to go to your downloads folder, extract using Astro, click on the HTC_IME icon, "open app manager" (or w/e it is, but it's NOT "Browse file"), and install.

    Then go to Settings - Language & Keyboard, and enable the Touch Input keyboard.

    Hope this helps. I use it all the time, it's my primary keyboard.
    04-10-2010 03:30 PM
  4. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    "Ubuntu" is a Linux distro.
    You could always try Swype or ShapeWriter. I love Swype, and it easily beats out the stock keyboard for me.
    04-10-2010 05:28 PM
  5. cnc7's Avatar
    Fantastic fella i downloaded swipe and what a difference this did the trick and im very pleased thank you for the info
    love this site
    love the intellegent members
    love my droid
    04-11-2010 08:37 AM
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