1. michail71's Avatar
    I have a maddening problem with with Windows Phone 8 keyboard on my 920 that doesn't seem to plague me on any other smartphone OS. I'll frequently hit the letter "v" when trying to hit the spacebar. Luckily the spell checker can usually sort it out.

    I also get the problem frequently with "I" instead of "O". The bad part there is the spell checker often doesn't catch that substitution.
    Sadly, I have the problem on the Nokia 1520 but I'll still be getting that phone.

    Perhaps I have fat fingers but I can't be the only one with this problem?
    11-12-2013 01:32 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have you had your 920 for awhile, or is it still pretty new for you?

    Perhaps it might just take a bit more time to adjust to the virtual keypad.
    11-12-2013 01:35 PM
  3. michail71's Avatar
    Have you had your 920 for awhile, or is it still pretty new for you?

    Perhaps it might just take a bit more time to adjust to the virtual keypad.
    It's been almost one year. That's what has me wondering why I can be instantly more accurate on iOS or Android.

    I'm also a rather fast typer. I can go faster on iOS but there had been an article that found iPhones had much faster touch response rates. Perhaps I should just slow down some?
    11-12-2013 01:51 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    I hit space with my left thumb, so I'm more likely to hit the B than the V, but yeah, I have the same problem. I'm on the 928, and I guess the size of the keyboard on that screen is just a hair too big for my hands.
    11-12-2013 02:57 PM
  5. michail71's Avatar
    For me it's a big enough problem I think it's some sort of design flaw. But if we were the only two people I don't think we'll convince Microsoft it's an issue.

    I don't think it would impact slower typers as much.
    11-12-2013 06:31 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    I have alot of issues with the keyboard, too. Much more than on my old Blackberry. Its often B/Spacebar, but I've come across a few other reoccurring errors as well. I'm on my 2nd WP and I get the same errors on both. 2 letter words are erroneously autocorrected ALOT. Like, I'll try to type "in", I'll see the "I" then when I hit "n" and spacebar, it changes to "on"... Wtf. Lol
    11-12-2013 07:37 PM
  7. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Happens to me too :( especially when i'm going fast. Sometimes I swear i'm hitting the space but it's just not registering.
    11-12-2013 08:33 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    I actually hit the comma a lot instead of space, i think it may have come thorough on a couple of my posts here.
    11-12-2013 09:19 PM
  9. michail71's Avatar
    I have alot of issues with the keyboard, too. Much more than on my old Blackberry. Its often B/Spacebar, but I've come across a few other reoccurring errors as well. I'm on my 2nd WP and I get the same errors on both. 2 letter words are erroneously autocorrected ALOT. Like, I'll try to type "in", I'll see the "I" then when I hit "n" and spacebar, it changes to "on"... Wtf. Lol
    I have a great deal of difficulty between I and O as well. It's a pain because the substitution is often a real word or wants to correct to a different word.

    I'd have to say it's my biggest complaint about Windows Phone. I think the app market is much better than it's portrayed to be. But the keyboard nits (I often get nit when trying to type not) are making me second guess wanting to get a 1520.
    11-13-2013 07:52 AM
  10. michail71's Avatar
    Just updating this old thread. But I think WP8.1 has taken care of this issue on my 1520. They keyboard height to width ratio seems to have been reduced and I haven't experienced these common typos yet. But I've also been enjoying swype.
    04-15-2014 09:30 AM

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