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woofhavenchuck
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎06-07-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

I agree with @jarvisor.  It seems to me that the little blue handle thingy is often cumbersome and annoying.  If the font size is small, I find that my finger covers up the text I am supposed to be selecting, so I can't see exactly where the cursor it.  Also, way too easy to move it so far where you end up one character off of where you want.

 

It would work better using the onscreen blue handle thingy if the handle were combined with a local magnifier (like on the <cough cough> iPad.  However, I would prefer a simple cursor key to both methods.

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)


Xandrex wrote:
if you tap and hold, you should see a little blue handle, that you can move right and left.

here is a link to a video displaying how to do a copy/paste on a fixed text.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVGHMDLOx_8

It is not what you want to do, but if you put your finger on a text field with your text in it, you will have one of those blue vertical handles, and then you can move the handle left and right.

No and it's not what the poster wanted either. Clue the post was the word "keyboard" 

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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)


woofhavenchuck wrote:

I agree with @jarvisor.  It seems to me that the little blue handle thingy is often cumbersome and annoying.  If the font size is small, I find that my finger covers up the text I am supposed to be selecting, so I can't see exactly where the cursor it.  Also, way too easy to move it so far where you end up one character off of where you want.

 

It would work better using the onscreen blue handle thingy if the handle were combined with a local magnifier (like on the <cough cough> iPad.  However, I would prefer a simple cursor key to both methods.


That iword not allowed here.

 

 Also the blue handle often refuses to stay where you dragged it. Playbook cursor control is a serious design problem.

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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: n-a

Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

If this is still going, then... please please please can I subscribe to my Basecamp icalendar sometime soon and can RIM add a simple _nope!, leave it alone_ option to the predictive autocorrect for those frequent occasions when I really do know what I'm typing and don't want it substituted..???

 

Also - don't know about the i-cough-Pad but I find the PB cursor tool much, much, much easier to use than the i-cough-phone one. ;-)

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

hello gumnutninja,

I am sorry but I do not understand your first sentence about the auto correct. Can you explain to me please?



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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

Hi Xandrex,

 

I'll try...

 

The predictive text & auto-correct feature on the PB is pretty good - especially in terms of time-saving when it comes up with alternatives for what you might be trying to type instead of just detecting when it thinks you have made an error.

 

But,.. I find that it often substitutes it's first-ranked suggestion automatically without giving me an option to override it. And when _none_ of the predictive word suggestions are what I want to type, it takes several repeats of "backspace/delete and try again" before it accepts that I really do want to type what I'm typing. Recent example - I tried typing E-Redaer on the playbook and it took three or four attempts for it not to substitute Evening for E.

 

On the i-devices, the suggested word comes up as a balloon with an "x" that you can press to override the substitution. It's not coming up with multiple alternatives (except when you do select & replace) but it is easier to override.

 

Maybe the problem is that I haven't figured out how to override it.. If so, please let me in on the secret and I'll be very happy.

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Xandrex
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My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

ok it is much clearer to me.

when I try to type "E-Reader"
I type :
E --> displays E, and proposes several words like Estate English
E- --> displays E- , and proposes several words like OBS and 10

and then I can continue. So everything is like what I want.

let's try another example, I am a gamer. Let's type "R-Type"

I type R -> displays R, proposes Feb R Real Read Red
I type - -> displays Feb-
I type backspace -> displays R
I type - -> displays R-

and if I redo the same thing but a second time :
I type R -> displays R, proposes Feb R Real Read Red
I type - -> displays Real-
I type backspace -> displays R
I type - -> displays R-

so I think that indeed, could be better. but it only takes one backspace, and retype the letter, and after that it works.

I wish I could add "R-Type" to the dictionary.



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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

When I do it, as soon as I press the hyphen, it swaps E to Evening.. and it takes at least three backspace & delete attempts before it stops replacing and just lets me type. I also swear at it a little, but silently and I don't think that has any efect.

 

If they would give me my ical subscription,though, I would be more willing to put up with the autocorrect shenanigans.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar

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jarviser
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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

Settings, Keyboard, then turn off "automatically correct as I type"

Sometimes typing in the top line you accidentally select one of the suggestions, but you can turn that off too in same settings.

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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
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Re: Future Things We Want Rim To Fix On The Playbook (Organized)

Ah, but.. that's why I want the override.. I do make a hellavaload of typos and love the autocorrect for those.

 

I just don't want 'em when I don't want 'em....woman's perogative, don't you see ;-)

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