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Touch screen phones

Postby firemonkey » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:15 pm

Who else has difficulty swiping these? I tend to swipe too heavily and it takes several attempts for something to happen.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby Jenny3142 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:29 pm

I sometimes have difficulty keeping it in my hands, but swiping and gestures are generally not a problem, which is a good job as I have the iPhone X and it´s all gestures and swipes now!

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby lizzie1991 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:35 pm

firemonkey wrote:Who else has difficulty swiping these? I tend to swipe too heavily and it takes several attempts for something to happen.

I was thinking about this myself last night or the night before when I was trying to draw round text on my phone with my finger. I sometimes under swipe or swipe to vigorously. I sometimes can't control the pressure of swiping on certain games.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby nickye » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:33 am

To be honest I still have a Blackberry because I like my little keyboard! I'm fine on a touch screen like an ipad (although I prefer a lap top with a proper keyboard) but on an i-phone/smartphone it is too small and I type every word wrong and this annoys me!

Bring back manual typewriters, that's what I say! :)

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby allesandro » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:18 am

I have a great deal of difficulty texting with them for that very reason. So, I have an old fashioned phone with buttons. It's funny, I always knew this has had something to do with dyspraxia but couldn't quite put into words the precise difficulty I was having with these phones in terms of texting.

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Keyboard on smartphone

Postby firemonkey » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm

Anyone else have problems using a keyboard on a smartphone? I don't know whether it's the fact my fingers are fat and the keyboard so small/lack of manual dexterity but I keep pressing wrong keys. Then there is the whole issue of swiping to use the delete button or anything else on the smartphone which I frequently struggle with.

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Re: Keyboard on smartphone

Postby Dan » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:44 pm

I mean, they're a nightmare generally, due to being so small, but it will be worse for Dyspraxic people. It's one of the reasons I got the Galaxy S8+, as it has a pretty big screen, so the keyboard is bigger. That might be an idea if you can afford it? :) You could also use text to speech?

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Re: Keyboard on smartphone

Postby SwervingCentaur » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:21 pm

I've never really had a problem with keyboards or smartphones, the only problem that I have with my smartphone is that it's taking a while to input letters and words, really need an upgrade.

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Re: Keyboard on smartphone

Postby Jenny3142 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:46 pm

I use swype on my smartphones. It allows me to be far less accurate. Alternatively you can get the new Blackberry KeyOne for 300€ now with physical keyboard :D (I still love my Blackberrys)

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby Willr0490 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 pm

It took me some time to master a touch screen phone. I used to swipe the screen a little too firmly, which could lead to me opening applications which I had not intended to use.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby Jenny3142 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:18 am

nickye wrote:To be honest I still have a Blackberry because I like my little keyboard! I'm fine on a touch screen like an ipad (although I prefer a lap top with a proper keyboard) but on an i-phone/smartphone it is too small and I type every word wrong and this annoys me!

Bring back manual typewriters, that's what I say! :)

I still have (and use) a BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport. It´s a pity that BB10 apps are dying, but the devices still have their uses. There is the new BB KeyOne, but apparently, the keyboard is bloody awful.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby allesandro » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:09 pm

I'm terrible at swiping and at texting because I have difficulty with the proper force with which to swipe.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby Xam » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:40 pm

The digital keyboard is terrible for me, but it's still better than the ol' "press 4 times the number 7 to get an /s/" (or maybe another number, can't remember) type of keyboards which were HELL.

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Re: Keyboard on smartphone

Postby allesandro » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:10 am

I can't use a keyboard on a smartphone. I have to use a physical keyboard.

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Re: Touch screen phones

Postby JKMarshal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:20 pm

Swiping isn't so much of an issue for me, but I've been through 3 screens in the last 12 months after dropping or slipping out of my hands.


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