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  • Yes, it's child's play!

    8 53.33%
  • Nope!

    7 46.67%
  1. mlpjunior's Avatar

    One of the most annoying things about having an all-touch device is having the keyboard either pop up when you don't need it, or not go away when you're done with it. I've found this to be even more frustrating when entering login information when the keyboard blocks the "submit" button from view.

    Typically, pressing the back button is sufficient to hide the keyboard. But on some occasions, a press of the back button will unpredictably pull you back to the previous app, take you back a page in the web browser, etc. This is frustrating for obvious reasons.

    The menu button(!). Long-pressing the menu button will tuck the keyboard away for you without any risk of losing the text you've just entered. This may be common knowledge to some, but I've been using Android every day since '09 and it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I discovered this. Hope this info is useful for you guys. I know I use it on a daily basis.

    Edit: Can anyone confirm that this works for other Android Devices? If so, I will post it in the Android Help & How-To Forum.
    Ter1990 likes this.
    05-06-2011 10:33 PM
  2. trjnberry's Avatar
    You can hide your Thunderbolt keyboard by pressing the keyboard icon next to the speaker icon on yur Thunderbolt keyboard.
    05-06-2011 11:41 PM
  3. mlpjunior's Avatar
    You're right. This actually applies to any non-stock keyboard. (I use Smart Keyboard Pro, personally.)

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    05-06-2011 11:43 PM
  4. wuxbustah8's Avatar
    Really? That is awesome. I had to uninstall Swype because I couldn't hide it. Thanks a ton.
    05-07-2011 02:24 AM
  5. Chrisy's Avatar
    I knew about it from this recent thread:

    It's still a good tip, thanks!
    05-07-2011 06:04 AM

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