FingerKeyboard 2 – finger friendly keyboard on windows mobile
– one of the most (if not the most) touch screen finger-friendly keyboards out there
– great looking
– supports both portrait and landscape modes
– supports WVGA & WQVGA (limited VGA support, read post #2)
– supports different language layouts
– has a numeric layout for fast typing of numbers
– supports selectable color schemes
– supports Windows Mobile Contact name suggestions
– supports Windows Mobile Word suggestions (DOES NOT SUPPORT T9!)
– has excellent layout of buttons in both portrait and landscape
– many cool functions: text selection, cut+copy+paste, home, end, single word deletion, single line deletion, whole text deletion etc.
– preset emoticons for fast typing of smile-faces
– preset web browsing shortcuts for fast typing of web and e-mail addresses
– highly customizable (requires editing txt files, tough)
– supports click sounds when typing
– has a configuration utility that allows selecting lanuages and color schemes
– now comes in a .cab file for easier installation
– IF YOU HAVE OLDER VERSIONS OF FINGERKEYBOARD, PLEASE UNREGISTER THEM BEFORE INSTALLING V2! If you need to unregister and don’t know how to do it, check THIS post.
– after unregistering you have to soft-reset the device. Then you can proceed with installing FingerKeyb2.
– Run the attached .cab file (recommend you install to device memory)
– The keyboard will install into /Program files/FingerKeyb. There is also a link to Configuration tool in the Start > Programs.
– After installation, a Config window will open. Select language layouts you wish to use, and select a color scheme (both can be changed later)
– Select SMS name and WinMo word suggestion options in the second tab
– Click on OK and softreset the device
– Open up your standard keyboard (in SMS for example), click on the small arrow next to the middle keyboard icon and go to “Other input options”
– FingerKeyb should be listed there, select it and you’re good to go
See FAQ page for more info
Special Instruction only for VGA : Install FingerKeyboard2 WVGA normally, then overwrite these files to FingerKeyboard skins folder. Support for skins other then BlackEd and BlueEd is not included.
QVGA version now available : FingerKeyboard 2 QVGA
This will disable XT9 input globally, across the whole system. Installing this means that XT9 will NOT work on any keyboards you have on your WinMo system.
These are default portrait layouts with just one different feature: they have smaller row space in portrait mode. For users who are used to touch screens, this will be a nice feature, because it will free up some screen space (the keyboard screen size is smaller, and thus it will allow approximately 1 more row of text to show up in SMS for example). But for people who are not really used to touching tiny things on a plastic screen, or have bigger fingers, it might be easier and more precise to type with default larger row space. To install this, just overwrite the old portrait skin txt files, found in Program Files/FingerKeyb folder, with the attached txt files.