Finger friendly browse keyboard

"Bernd (Jesus McCloud) Prünster" bernd.pruenster at
Sat Feb 28 18:49:03 CET 2009

William Kenworthy schrieb:
> I would rather the space - the other two keyboards are pretty
> useless ...
> BillK
> On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 12:54 +0100, Pander wrote:
>> John Sullivan wrote:
>>> Pander <pander at> writes:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Someone mentioned a finger friendly browse keoyboard, and I just could
>>>> not resist making one myself. the result is here:
>>> Nice, is there any way to remove the box that usually shows the words
>>> that are being typed at the top? Since no words are being typed, that'd
>>> be a nice way to save space, but I guess if it were easy to remove it
>>> you would have done so already.
>> The box and dictionary selection are not interesting with this keyboard
>> as you describe. However, you need them because on the right you have
>> the keyboard switcher which you always need. As far as I know at this
>> moment, there is no way of hiding the first two and keeping the latter.
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you CAN use the space and don't need the kbd switcher since you can 
scroll upwards to switch the kbd.
just edt the virtual kbd reloution (the relation between width an 
height) and you can add another row of keys.
one thing you have to keep in mind: the name of the kbd MUST NOT make it 
appear firts in the list of kbds (e.g. rename the Default.kbd (or any 
other kbd that has teh correct height/widht relation) to Alpha.kbd so 
that it is firts in the list). if this is the case the illume kbd will 
not be resized and the additional row of keys will be available without 
occupying more of your precieous space. (i think this works because of 
the same bug, that prevents the illume kbd from resizing of used in 
landscape mode.

all credits go to Michal Brzozowski (god i hope i spelled it correctly)

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