Landscape SMS

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  1. nima macrumors member

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    Have we had any news if there will be landscape mode for sms? We know its available for notes and email but any other applications they haven't disclosed about? Im interested to know.
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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  3. FetalSage macrumors regular

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  4. FlintAlt2 macrumors regular

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    They already said it was in SMS. Gizmodo also has screen captures with it I think.
     
  5. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I wish the name of the person you were sending to/having a conversation with disappeared when going into landscape text. You lose pretty much the entire window to the keyboard and can only see the most recent message.
     
  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes, its pretty much everywhere. Pictures and videos on this site as well as lots of others.
     
  7. nima thread starter macrumors member

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    im sorry for wasting your time. I just found the screenshots. Thanks for the quick replies though!!!
     
  8. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    i have a sort of related question, in screen captures of the keyboard, landscape or not, there is a button with what looks like a globe on it, what is this? i dont have it on any of my keyboards
     
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  10. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    International Keyboards for other languages. :)


    (Emoji included)
     
  11. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    if you have multiple language keyboards on you get that globe... 2.x has that too.
     
  12. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

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    Here are some pictures I took of landscape texting

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  13. OriginalMasta macrumors member

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    Landscape texting is really stupid - IMO. I can't read the text that is sent nor received because the txt is longer than the screen size allowed. The stupid keyboard fills up 3/4 of the screen and it's really annoying.

    I wish they would allow for the keyboard to hide when scrolling the txt message. It's really really difficult to work in landscape mode. Unless you set your fonts to be really small which you can't.
     
  14. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    it's a good thing you have a option for another view :rolleyes:
     
  15. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I think what he means is that once you tap within the text field, the keyboard pops up and you have to hit back (with no text entered) to view the conversation again in the whole window. I too wish there was a way to pop the keyboard in and out.

    gillilandboy, can you try that and see if there is a way to pop the keyboard in and out in texting?
     
  16. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Too bad there's so much wasted space in landscape txt mode.

    Big blocks of text should go right across, not in narrow columns like in portrait mode.
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    How about reading texts in portrait mode and using the landscape feature for what it's meant to be used for, which is ease of input?

    Seriously. Don't start the whining already. We're months out from the official release.
     
  18. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I think being able to pop the keyboard in and out is a decent feature to have.
     
  19. Valkrin macrumors newbie

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    I agree. You get people whining about how they want landscape mode in sms, then as soon as it's announced, you hear people complaining. Can't win for losing with some people.
     
  20. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    First off, the point is valid. The current landscape mode makes inefficient use of space. Second off, you don't comment AFTER the fact, you comment before so improvements can be made.
     
  21. Valkrin macrumors newbie

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    Right, since complaining on this forum will definately make Apple change the landscape view in SMS.
     
  22. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean. Could you explain a little more?
     
  23. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    You know when you enter the text app, and tap the text field, the keyboard scrolls up. Is there an option to tap something for it to go back down? I doubt there is but I can be hopeful.
     
  24. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

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    Oh I gotcha. Yeah just tried it and couldn't find anything sorry.
     
  25. TMar macrumors 68000

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    How many past messages do you need to read to reply to someone?

    "What are you doing?"

    "Heading out to lunch, you?

    "Same. Wanna meet up?"

    "Yeah, let's meet on Broadway."

    How much of that conversation to you need to see to send a reply?
     

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