YAIKT - Yet Another Illume Keyboard Thread
michael_zanetti at gmx.net
Mon Feb 2 11:55:12 CET 2009
I'm using the illume keyboard on my OM2008.12 powered Freerunner. I have
created my own keyboard layouts that perfectly fit to my needs:
1. qwerty without any special characters - Finger friendly
2. Numbers and most special chars - Finger friendly
3. Full-featured notebook-like with all the crap you never need - Stylus
When using my FR as on the go, I constantly need the first two layouts. And I
have to switch quite often beween them but I never use the third one.
When I'm at home and fiddle around with lots of terminals and stuff like that,
it happens that I need the third layout. But then, I have a stylus.
The problem now is, that when I'm writing a message using my thumb and switch
between the different layouts I need to slide the keyboard up once to switch
from the qwerty layout to the numbers but I have to slide up twice to get back
to the qwerty one. This is because I have to hop over the full-featured layout
that I cannot use with my fingers.
The idea is this:
It would be great to be able to define if a layout should be addressed when
sliding the finger up. This way, only the finger-friendly keyboards would be
visible when using the FR only with your fingers. When using a stylus one could
still open the terminal-keyboard using the menu on the upper right of the
This could be done by defining a property in the keyboard file just like for
example the property for enabling/disabling the dictionary.
IMHO this is not the ultra-mind-blowing idea, but would be a little step
closer to the worlds best on-screen-keyboard.
What do you think?
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