1. DANGEROUSSCION's Avatar
    I'm currently using a qwerty keyboard layout but I want to use the traditional layout, can't find it anywhere.

    Cheers

    Brian
    04-19-2013 05:52 PM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    04-19-2013 05:54 PM
  3. DANGEROUSSCION's Avatar
    that's a shame, because I hate the qwerty keyboard, at least with my Android mobile I could change the keyboard. Might consider going back, there are so many more features with an Android.
    04-20-2013 04:10 AM
  4. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Never understand why ppl look at windows phone, but always want some android type customization. Research goes a long way.
    04-20-2013 10:37 AM
  5. Slai's Avatar
    Its because the current keyboard in wp8 isn't that good. Its great for some things, for instance it writes English fairly well, but if Im mixing languages, which I do alot, it blows compared to Swiftkey.
    And no option to have a numpad style keyboard is kind of weird. Such an easy thing to implement, and also what the OP was asking for.
    I don't think that qualifies as "android style customization".
    It's not like he's asking for each letter to be in a separate colour, all in different fonts and with the entire keyboard gathered solely on the right half of the screen or anything.

    WP wants to keep it clean, that's fine. But some entry level customization would be a big improvement. Like being able to change the colour of your tiles individually, or impose a picture on your tiles on your current homescreen setup (mosaic style), or simply switching from qwerty to t9.
    04-20-2013 11:35 AM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Its because the current keyboard in wp8 isn't that good. Its great for some things, for instance it writes English fairly well, but if Im mixing languages, which I do alot, it blows compared to Swiftkey.
    And no option to have a numpad style keyboard is kind of weird. Such an easy thing to implement, and also what the OP was asking for.
    I don't think that qualifies as "android style customization".
    It's not like he's asking for each letter to be in a separate colour, all in different fonts and with the entire keyboard gathered solely on the right half of the screen or anything.

    WP wants to keep it clean, that's fine. But some entry level customization would be a big improvement. Like being able to change the colour of your tiles individually, or impose a picture on your tiles on your current homescreen setup (mosaic style), or simply switching from qwerty to t9.
    If you're writing messages using more than one language, how come you can't switch languages on the fly, via keyboard? I switch from English To French or English to Chinese (ex) fairly quickly. You can add a different language in addition to your regular keyboard. Am I missing something?
    04-20-2013 12:01 PM
  7. Slai's Avatar
    Yes, I can do that, if Im switching from one language to the other between messages.
    However, I use them interchangeably during the same text, and switching several times in one text gets tedious :) .
    04-20-2013 12:34 PM
  8. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    that's a shame, because I hate the qwerty keyboard, at least with my Android mobile I could change the keyboard. Might consider going back, there are so many more features with an Android.
    Yeah you should.
    04-20-2013 03:39 PM
  9. MF73's Avatar
    ^^^ this! ^^^ hilarious :-)
    04-20-2013 03:40 PM
  10. Slai's Avatar
    Or just get an old Nokia with a physical t9.
    04-20-2013 04:05 PM
  11. lnsertName's Avatar
    04-20-2013 07:24 PM
  12. vcoppije's Avatar
    I also wanted the azerty keyboard (Dutch - Belgium) instead of the Querty.

    What I did is delete the other installed keyboards and only keep the required Dutch keyboard.
    This solved my problem.

    Regards,
    Vincent
    08-04-2014 10:41 AM
  13. Kaare Kyndal's Avatar
    Many get a windows phone or a Iphone as a work phone!!
    but since both are ****, we would like to customize it like a android !
    08-03-2015 08:32 AM
  14. Slovenix's Avatar
    Many get a windows phone or a Iphone as a work phone!!
    but since both are ****, we would like to customize it like a android !
    This is very common comment on WP, Microsoft could implement it ..
    08-03-2015 08:35 AM
  15. MrTechZ's Avatar
    I'm currently using a qwerty keyboard layout but I want to use the traditional layout, can't find it anywhere.

    Cheers

    Brian
    I know this is late but... Do this >>>
    Settings>Time and Language> keyboard. You should see all the settings for the keyboard there 😉
    12-03-2015 04:52 PM

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