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Registered: ‎10-30-2011
My Device: Z10
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How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

I find the mini keyboard useful but without predictive text, it is quite often faster to type on screen.

I understand the onscreen keyboard disappearing when using a physical keyboard but the predictive text is very useful and only a short hand motion off of the mini keyboard.

 

Is there a way to enable this or is this a future fix.  Mostly my new keyboard is acting as a protective case for the playbook.

 

 

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎01-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 9790, BlackBerry PlayBook 64Gb, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: MTS

Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

Hi darryloneill,

How are you imagine this? I guess it's absurd. Smiley Happy

It's better for me if they would add feature to type in Russian.
Respectfully,
Oleg

Developer, QNX RTOS, BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook
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St.Petersburg BlackBerry Dev. Group
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Registered: ‎10-30-2011
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

Since they already support predictive text, I don't think it would be much to just make the keyboard disappear on screen but keep the word suggestions.

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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

Hi darryloneill,

Are you sure that this will be handy? I don't think so.
Respectfully,
Oleg

Developer, QNX RTOS, BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook
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St.Petersburg BlackBerry Dev. Group
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

It is very handy.  This may be more obvious to you if they get a Russion keyboard and russion predictive text.

 

 

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎01-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 9790, BlackBerry PlayBook 64Gb, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

Internal keyboard works fine for me. It provides RussiAn predictive input. It's very handy feature. But it isn't obvious for me how you will type text on external keyboard and choose words on PlayBook's screen. Smiley Happy
Respectfully,
Oleg

Developer, QNX RTOS, BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook
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St.Petersburg BlackBerry Dev. Group
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Registered: ‎10-30-2011
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

I see what you are trying to say now.

 

Has the mini keyboard released in your area?

 

With the playbook in the case, it is very quick for your fingers to reach forward and hit a predictive text line at the bottom of the screen.  The kbd is handy but a bit too small to type very fast.

 

Google blackberry mini keyboard images to see what it looks like.

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Posts: 162
Registered: ‎01-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 9790, BlackBerry PlayBook 64Gb, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: MTS

Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

Hi darryloneill,

You cannot be serious! Even PlayBook is not released in Russia. But I know what BlackBerry keyboard is, I saw it. But I decide to not buy it without Russian.
Respectfully,
Oleg

Developer, QNX RTOS, BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook
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St.Petersburg BlackBerry Dev. Group
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

I was trying to figure out why you would be arguing with me about the usefulness of a feature and I assumed that perhaps you have not seen or used the mini keyboard.   I was mistaken.  Others have compained on the the of the same problem that I started this thread on, so I am not the only person who sees this as a flaw.

 

I do see that you are a BB10 developer.  I remember seeing a video of predicitve text on BB10 and it would not work with the mini keyboard at all.  With OS 2.0.1 and I assume OS 2.1, the one line of predictive text that we have now could be used with the mini keyboard.

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Registered: ‎01-11-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 9790, BlackBerry PlayBook 64Gb, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
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Re: How to get preditive text on the playbook while using the mini keyboard

darryloneill,

Your words are hold water. So I've created ticket in BlackBerry issue tracking system to request this feature. Hope this will help. Smiley Happy
Respectfully,
Oleg

Developer, QNX RTOS, BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook
Follow me on Twitter (in Russian)
St.Petersburg BlackBerry Dev. Group