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Old 12-01-2008, 08:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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HOLY CRAP. You're right. Unbelievable.

I just got my Storm today. Long time BB user (1st time poster, I think...) and I am just floored by this thing. Gotta say...read lots of the reviews before receiving it and I was getting worried. Now I see that it's really just people that don't bother figuring out what RIM was actually doing when it made the Storm do what it does. And it does it all very well, IMO.
It does work quite well doesn't it? I just think some people get so used to doing things a certain way they might have a bit of a harder time adjusting to something different. I struggled for a few hours initially. Once I embraced the fact that I was going to go with the flow things got better. I am not 100% yet with my Storm but I was never 100% with any of my other BB's.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:59 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Ok, so do higher numbers make typing easier for faster people, or do lower numbers>? ( I am simple minded) haha.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:32 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I like these settings better so far... I was hesitant to change too much w/o really knowing what they do... But this seems to speed up my typing... I'll have to see how it impacts other things like browsing and zooming...

Thanks also for the little gems in this thread like the # of display rows & sliding the keyboard away!
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:27 PM   #44 (permalink)
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awesome works much better now. thanks!
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:14 AM   #45 (permalink)
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While on phonescoop.com, I found keyboard settings to make the keyboard much better. Most of the reviews are dperessing. I don't agree with them as I am very much impressed with my storm. However I'm not a power user. I hope I'm not repeating information here. The onformation is quoted as it's not my information.

"Open the BB menu by pressing the BB Menu button.
Scroll down to 'Options', select by pressing the icon.
Scroll to 'Screen/Keyboard' and select.
Scroll to 'Touchscreen'.

Increase the Tap Interval to 500.
Increase the Hover Period to 1000.
Increase the Swipe Sensitivity to High (6).
Key Rate to Fast."
Please issue your comments upon trying these settings.
For all who don't recall, the default settings are: 400 / 100/ 3

I just tried these settings and there is definitely a change for the better. As an avid SMS fiend, I found the keyboard much more responsive with the new settings.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:56 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I am a BB newbie and an SMS addict. This tweak ROCKS!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:21 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Very nice...Loving it....
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:23 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Great tip! Thanks for posting this.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:40 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Hover at 1000 makes editing a line impractical.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:00 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Yes, there is much improvement now. I like my Storm, and find it is a learning curve. So I will keep mine.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:10 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I like these settings better so far... I was hesitant to change too much w/o really knowing what they do... But this seems to speed up my typing... I'll have to see how it impacts other things like browsing and zooming...

Thanks also for the little gems in this thread like the # of display rows & sliding the keyboard away!
How do I make the keyboard slide away?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:21 AM   #52 (permalink)
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How do I make the keyboard slide away?
Hoover, highlight a key then swipe your finger downward to slide it closed.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:23 AM   #53 (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.
I noticed this a couple days ago when I was at work. I thought I was going crazy at first until I had the same issues later that day browsing (while driving) So if nothing else I have definetly cut down on my phone time while driving which is a good thing.... I guess..
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:34 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Hoover, highlight a key then swipe your finger downward to slide it closed.
Say that again. You can't highlight a keyboard key and leave it highlighted. Do you mean use two hands? I have never been able to get the keyboard to disappear without using the menu but it is easy to get it to pop up when you don't want it.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:16 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Man, I had my settings set the opposite of that. Number wise. With these settings I can type BLAZINGLY faster. Thanks a lot.
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Say that again. You can't highlight a keyboard key and leave it highlighted. Do you mean use two hands? I have never been able to get the keyboard to disappear without using the menu but it is easy to get it to pop up when you don't want it.
All you have to do when the keyboard is up is swipe from the top of the keyboard down quickly. It'll go away. Don't click swipe. Just touch swipe.
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Say that again. You can't highlight a keyboard key and leave it highlighted. Do you mean use two hands? I have never been able to get the keyboard to disappear without using the menu but it is easy to get it to pop up when you don't want it.
Just like I said the first time....
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:46 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Thanks, works like a charm..... I have upgraded to the new firmware. Have no issues and the Storm seems to be better or I am getting used to it.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:56 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Good settings but had to tweak a little.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #60 (permalink)
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It worked great for me! Thanks. I was wondering about those settings and which ones would make the keyboard work better.
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