Join Dan Gookin for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing onscreen keyboard tricks, part of Android Tips and Tricks (2015).
- To generate text on your Android, you have some choices.…The most obvious choice is to the use the onscreen keyboard…like a traditional keyboard.…The onscreen keyboard is summoned…any time text input is desired.…I'll start the Fast Notepad app.…As I start a new document and tap the screen,…the onscreen keyboard appears.…Now you can hunt and peck,…and type.…Special characters are accessed by tapping the symbol key,…and you can page through additional symbols as well.…
Gesture typing involves swiping your finger…over the word to type it.…It's like hunt and peck…but without lifting your finger from the screen.…Predictive text can also help you type faster.…Start by typing a word…and then keep choosing words as they match.…Choose a word presented or long press…the center word for more options.…
When you don't find the word you want, just type it.…Dictation works by tapping the microphone button…and uttering your text.…(Ding) What's happening question mark.…Tap the screen to pause dictation.…As you see, I can dictate certain punctuation symbols,…
- Finding and managing apps
- Shooting video
- Editing images
- Enjoying some tunes
- Reading ebooks
- Exploring Google Now
- Saving maps
- Printing from your Android
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Working with Apps and Widgets
2. Camera and Photo Tips
3. Recreational Activities
4. General Tips and Tricks
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