Landscape keyboard: Do You Use it?

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  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Before it was enabled throughout the OS, I can recall so many folks(me included) who were clamouring for a landscape keyboard.
    Now that I've had it for a while, I can honestly say, the number of times I've actively used it, is less than the total sum of fingers on my hands.
    What about you?
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Very rarely, I find since I'm used to typing in portrait that I'm simply faster that way. I'm sure if I used landscape a lot that would in turn be faster but now I don't feel the need to do so.
     
  3. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I do use landscape since I hit fewer wrong keys that way. You guys must have tiny fingers.
     
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I'm a creature of habit. I'm not going to turn my screen around to an unfamiliar way to type. I've never used my iPhone in landscape, but I've never used my iPad in portrait. :confused:
     
  5. X2thaP macrumors member

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    All the time. I cannot hold the iPhone in portrait and type without feeling my hands and fingers cramp up.
    But I guess it is a matter of creating habits.
     
  6. kawasakirider macrumors regular

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    Always. 90% of my browsing is done in the iPhone, and it's so much more precise and quick to type in landscape. Texting is a breeze, I hate typing in portrait, like when I need to put my PW into the app store.
     
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  8. gtmac macrumors 6502a

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    + 1 - never
     
  9. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    In all seriousness, I probably use it on an hourly basis.

    Phazer
     
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    No, I can't stand typing in landscape. I'm much faster and more accurate typing with two thumbs on the portrait keyboard.
     
  12. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Unless I'm just writing a really quick text, I use the landscape keyboard. It's just so much easier to type on...
     
  13. slayer41 macrumors newbie

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    Not only do I NEVER use it, my iPhone has the portrait lock on 99% of the time I'm using it.
     
  14. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    what they said.
     
  16. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I use it all the time. I make far fewer typing errors when using landscape.
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I never use the landscape keyboard but always the portrait one. I am faster with portrait when typing on it.
     
  18. rk1991 macrumors regular

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    I tend to type in portrait mode most of the time but when I have a lot to type then i use landscape.

    I tend to make a lot of mistakes on portrait so ive grown to hate it.
     
  19. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Never here either, but that's more habit than anything else. My phone's rarely in landscape position.
     
  20. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    On the iphone or the ipod I pretty much only use landscape keyboard, bigger keys result in less errors for me. On the iPad I use portrait all the time as I find the keys too big and far away in landscape.
     
  21. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Not often. Only if I'm replying back to a thread since I can read it better in landscape.
     
  22. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    Typing in portrait blows. Landscape as much as I can. Can't believe some of u browse forums in portrait.
     
  23. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Totally agree...and I find myself surprised at this. The problem for me is that when I think I'm going to type in landscape mode, I want to use my thumbs to type and they are not very accurate! Perhaps if I developed the habit of using them to type it would be different. But I can't seem to develop the discipline for that.
     
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    Never. Biggest waste of time to even try to use it.
     

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