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Old 11-30-2008, 09:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm trying it out right now. There seems to be a long delay for the hovering blue highlight catches up to me.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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love the new settings.....everything is alot more responsive
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Great, this helped alot. Does anyone know how to change on the home screen from 2 rows to one of icons? Cant figure it out.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'd like an expert here to put into common terms what the technical terms mean and accomplish!
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:16 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I love the settings, but with them, I can't hold my finger on an empty spot for it to edit. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I love the settings, but with them, I can't hold my finger on an empty spot for it to edit. Anyone else experience this?
That is due to the hover setting. If you changed it to 1000 as suggested in this thread, you will have to hold your finger there for quite a while before you can edit something. I have mine at 400 and am thinking about trying it at 300 or 200.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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here are my settings for my keyboard and it works perfecty

Increase the Tap Interval to 100.
Increase the Hover Period to 100.
Increase the Swipe Sensitivity to High (6).
Key Rate to Fast."
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Helped a lot, seemed to be able to type faster, which is cool, and no more little spinning clock while I am trying to type! YAY!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:52 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Can someone explain what the tap interval and the hover period do?
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:50 PM   #30 (permalink)
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here are my settings for my keyboard and it works perfecty

Increase the Tap Interval to 100.
Increase the Hover Period to 100.
Increase the Swipe Sensitivity to High (6).
Key Rate to Fast."
I second the 100/100/6/fast settings.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Great, this helped alot. Does anyone know how to change on the home screen from 2 rows to one of icons? Cant figure it out.
main screen..... BB button...Options....enjoy!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Crackberry.com has a video of the to be released OS 4.7.0.75
Looks great and much improved!
I hope recommending crackberry.com offends no one here.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Great, this helped alot. Does anyone know how to change on the home screen from 2 rows to one of icons? Cant figure it out.
on the main screen hit the options key then hit options
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #34 (permalink)
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That is due to the hover setting. If you changed it to 1000 as suggested in this thread, you will have to hold your finger there for quite a while before you can edit something. I have mine at 400 and am thinking about trying it at 300 or 200.
I have mine at 300 and it works great. I just have to hold a finger there for a second before it'll change to the box.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:56 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Quick question -- I don't see key rate, where is that?

EDIT: Found it -- its not in the same list as the Hover, tap, etc. (for anyone else thats dumb like me)

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:36 AM   #36 (permalink)
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After being somewhat disappointed with the typing response coming off the "Q" I found this forum and the first thread has exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks for posting it ... and my settings are:
Tap - 500
Hover - 300
Swipe - 5
Key Rate - Fast.

This completely changed the typing for me and I'm very happy.

Thanks.

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #37 (permalink)
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new settings work well
coming from a trio i was disappointed with the KB in this but now much happier
more accurate than the original settings
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I'd like to second the Tap Interval and Hover Period similar to what SaintlySins and a few others have mentioned.... from what I've read and experienced, here's a brief description (and my settings):

Tap Interval: Amount of time allowed between taps to register a double tap. For example, in the browser, you double click to zoom. If you have Tap Interval set to 100, it means you have to tap twice within a very short period of time (100 ms maybe?), whereas a setting of 500 is more forgiving. (My setting: 500, though I'm considering reducing this to 200 or so since I seem to inadvertently zoom fairly often)

Hover Period: amount of time required to hover over (i.e. keep your finger on the screen) before activating certain hover features. For example, when switching into cursor mode to reposition your cursor when editing text. Another example is the "quick" filter in your Messages list -- if you hover over a Sender (or a Subject) in your messages list, it will filter your messages to show only messages from that Sender (or in that particular message thread). With a Hover Period of 1000, these features are painfully slow. (My setting: 200)

Keep in mind this is my interpretation after lots of reading and playing with various settings and still may not be 100% accurate. Please correct me if I'm wrong ;)

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Old 12-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Additional observation;
When typing in Landscape mode, (personal favorite), there's a noticeable gap between the two sides of the keyboard running right down the middle. If I reach across the middle line when typing (right to left/vice-versa), I'm bound to get a wrong key. After studying this a little more, I realize the phone's been programmed for you to "short-the-key" (my own definition) when typing as you're fingers touch the screen in a slightly different place than your eye shows you - because your fingers are rounded and contact isn't quite where you visualize it to be.
I hope I've explained this well enough. If you "landscape" type, you'll see what I mean if you try and speed-type across the middle of the keyboard from the opposite end. This could explain some of the continued complaints from those who hunt-and-peck -vs- those who thumb-type with both thumbs.

I'll post this on both Key-Board threads running.
Hope it helps.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Additional observation;
When typing in Landscape mode, (personal favorite), there's a noticeable gap between the two sides of the keyboard running right down the middle. If I reach across the middle line when typing (right to left/vice-versa), I'm bound to get a wrong key. After studying this a little more, I realize the phone's been programmed for you to "short-the-key" (my own definition) when typing as you're fingers touch the screen in a slightly different place than your eye shows you - because your fingers are rounded and contact isn't quite where you visualize it to be.
I hope I've explained this well enough. If you "landscape" type, you'll see what I mean if you try and speed-type across the middle of the keyboard from the opposite end. This could explain some of the continued complaints from those who hunt-and-peck -vs- those who thumb-type with both thumbs.

I'll post this on both Key-Board threads running.
Hope it helps.
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