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Developer
Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Positioning cursor in editable text-field

It is almost impossible to position the cursor in a text-field. Even though I have very thin finger it takes me more than two tries to position the cursor. Would be nice if on a future PlayBook-update the behaviour of text-selection and cursor-positioning would be improved. Works much better on Android-devices (okey, they often have a scrollball) and iPhone.

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Posts: 32,249
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

i dont have that issue with my fat fingers anymore with some practice. are you lightly touching or mashing while you select? i found mashing to make it less accurate. remember it is the first part that touches that makes the selection and not the top of your finger or thumb.

 




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Posts: 30
Registered: ‎04-23-2011
My Device: Z10 and Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

Are you kidding me?
This is one of the biggest laments I keep seeing!

Cursor position is garbage on the Playbook!


I'm thinking the name should be PlayBrick!

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Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

are you mashing the area you are selecting?

 




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Registered: ‎04-23-2011
My Device: Z10 and Playbook
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Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

Stop- you are a fool if you don't think it is a problem. you have to type at least three to four times to position the cursor properly. Typing is complete and utter garbage on the playbrick. I have stopped using my playbrick - I no longer have the patience.
I bought it to see about investing in RIM. I haven't as of yet - and the stock price is just reflecting the reality of this useless piece of garbage.

So to answer your inane question - no, I am not mashing the area. The playbrick sucks.

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Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

Have you tried Rocket Storm? I have and the game trains you with better accuracy. But if you cant handle the challenge good luck with your future purchase on a tablet as you seem to like the concept enough to buy one in the first place.

 




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Posts: 30
Registered: ‎04-23-2011
My Device: Z10 and Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

The purchase has saved me me -literally- millions of dollars. I bought it as research into RIM. My conclusion RIM's in big trouble. I can't find a use for the Playbrick at this point. I've made a lot more money shorting this pig than buying it.

I have a soft spot for RIM - but call it like you see it. The PlayBrick is garbage at this point.

Developer
Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

I do have Rocket Storm and love playing it - but it has nothing to do with training your accuracy ^^

 

Positioning a cursor has to be easy - and not something you have to practice because as ctfish mentions (even though (s)he's a little bit over-reacting and going off-topic) you need at least 4 to 5 tries to get the right position. That's not necessary for other products out there (especially the loupe on the iPhone is a hit)...

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Posts: 149
Registered: ‎05-07-2011
My Device: BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK
My Carrier: ICE

Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

 

 

Hi guys!!  Don't have my PB right now so go easy on me if I'm wrong...

 

But can't you just zoom in the text so you can edit it with more accurancy?

Developer
Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Re: Positioning cursor in editable text-field

Zoom in how? You maybe can zoom in on webpages but not in simple PlayBook apps.
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