I recently got a FP1U running on Kola Nut 1.8.5. So far it works like a charm and I really love it!
So far I only encountered one issue and that is regarding the out-of-the-box keyboard, the Google Keyboard.
It gives me from time to time suggestions like shown in the attached picture. Even though the intended word which I was going to write is in the smaller, black band below, I am forced to select a word from the big grey box. Using the back button closes the entire keyboard forcing me to bring it up again, still left with a wrong word.
I’ve already fiddled around with a lot of the keyboard settings including auto-correct (is off) as suggestions etc. I just can’t find a fix for this. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
@Stefan is right, we are using the AOSP keyboard which is the real
since the FP thankfully doesn’t come with gapps preinstalled.
I never got the popup without tapping the word in the middle which is supposed to trigger the popup, so nothing buggy here for me.
But installing Gapps doesn’t overwrite the AOSP keyboard does it? You should be able to switch to it in the “language & input” settings.
hm…I think the other way round it is correct: you cannot tap on the outer words, when the grey popup has appeared (what in my case I cannot provoke intentianally…because I don’t know why and when it pops up)…am I right, @UncleBAZINGA?
And yes: I use the standard Google Keyboard
And no: I can not choose another keyboard neither in settings nor by long pressing space (just speech and my other two languages available) … but no problem, in general I am fine with the google keyboard…
Oh now I know what you mean with the “Press here again to save the word” thingy.
For me usually the popup appears and not that thingy but now I played around a bit a normal tap really randomly results in the one or the other. A long tap however always starts the popup.
So here are the “rules” for the AOSP keyboard:
You get 3 suggerstions, the one in the middle is most likely, you accept it by tapping space
You can tap one of the other two suggestions to accept them
If you want more suggestions long-tap the word in the middle (the button for the popup is symbolized by the “…” underneath the primary suggestion)
Once the pupup is there you can tap the button again to save the word you actually put in.
To close the popup erase/retype the last letter.
Does the Google keyboard show different behavior in one of these points?
@therob: yes, you’re right, I can fully confirm what you are describing.
So it seems that this is somehow by design and how this Google keyboard should work. Even though I find it very annoying and contra productive… I’m fine with the keyboard in general, but this one thing can be a showstopper. Sometimes the popup appears for every second word I type.
There is a new official Google keyboard in the Play Store. It seems to be the one from Android 4.4, but is backwards compatible. Maybe I try this or Swype/SwiftKey, but I’m vey concerned about privacy. Not that the standard Google keyboard would be a better choice.
Are there any good working keyboards with swype-like functionality out there for Android which aren’t collecting and sending data etc.?
You are the savior of (my) day, sir!
The Google keyboard works exactly the same as you have described. When I press longer on the word with the three dots below it, the popup of my screenshot appears!
I think my issue is that the touchscreen of my FP1U often requires are stronger and/or longer press to recognize the touch. It doesn’t feel broken to me, just different to touchscreens which I was used to before. That’s why I often got the popup with word suggestions.
Once again thank you very much!
Do you think, my touchscreen behaves normal. Is it the same with other FP1Us?
I use MessagEase keyboard which I found very useful and fast, moreover by installing XPosed Framework and XPrivacy module you can choose the permissions to grant to any app, keyboards included you can find more information on security here
As reported above sometimes I am also confused about the keyboard behaviour of the FP1/Android … but I get used to it.
Just if anybody can me explain, why the auto suggestions give me different guesses when I use the phone in the horizontal or in the vetical orientation…Strange behaviour, isn’t it?
Hi everyone, I am new here, and have to say I am finding the FP1U keyboard a nightmare! Can anyone help it is making it so slow for me to text! It just writes utter nonsense and clearly my fingers are too large for the keyboard or something!! Help!