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FingerKeyboard 2 – finger friendly keyboard on windows mobile

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FingerKeyboard

FingerKeyboard

FingerKeyboard v2 is a great new Windows Mobile keyboard for WVGA and WQVGA ( limited support for VGA ) screen devices these are bought to you by 2 greats @ xda-developers  Rozenthal and exidler

Features :
– 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

Install Instructions:

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

Developers Site

FingerKeyboard 2 WQVGA

FingerKeyboard 2 WVGA

FingerKeyboard 2 VGA

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.

Update :
QVGA
version now available : FingerKeyboard 2 QVGA

Optional Installs

Disable XT9 Input or

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.

Compact Portrait WQVGA or Compact Portrait WVGA

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.


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  • bryant

    can someone please tell me why xda makes you log into the website and still not allow you to download this keyboard and other apps, they do this all the damn time

  • bryant

    can some one please tell me what do i have to do in order to download apps from the xda website please?

  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    I am not sure why you cant download from xda-dev, I have added the files here

  • questionmark

    hmm…i usually use spb keyboard for my touc h pro but i may give this a shot

  • yandi3401

    What file should I download if I have an HTC Touch from Sprint?

    – Thanks!

  • yandi3401

    Does this work on the HTC Touch, b/c i found out that the resolution was QVGA…. : (

  • yandi3401
  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    looks like too many req for QVGA version as the developer has updated the post with a new QVGA version , I have added it to the post above

    Thanks for the tip yandi3401 :)

  • Max

    And I am still confused which one of the formats (VGA, WQVGA or QVGA) should be used on my 320×320 Palm Treo Pro.

  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    that will be a a “square qvga” which is not supported @ the moment :(

    • Dinos

      June 2010. So is the Palm Treo Pro still unsopported for fingerkeyb?

  • bryant davis

    okay i see someone posted the cabs up here, but for some reason when i download the cab, it just freezes my device when i launch it the i have to soft reset it, and if it helps any i have the sprint htc pro, some one please help me

  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    Install FingerKeyboard2 WVGA cab file, then download the VGA zip file and overwrite these files to FingerKeyboard skins folder.

  • Marina

    i have a lg ks20 and i installed it on my phone, but it doesnt work…
    can it work on ks20s???
    please let me know…
    thanks

  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    Try the QVGA version , i think it should work

  • mohsin

    What file should I download I’ve HTC P3400?

    Pls help

    Thanx in advance

  • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

    HTC P3400 is a QVGA device, so go for the QVGA cab

  • moon butt

    bundle of thnx again it rocking perfect for my stealth go ahead

    • rair

      Which app wil work with a SYM9060 device?

  • lintau929

    excellent freeware, work well on my htc touch hd

  • Meir

    Hello,

    Your application works very nice. Great program
    I use it on my LG KS20 (I download the 2 QVGA version)
    I have two questions on the use of fingerkeyboard :
    How to dismiss the sound (at each tape)?
    How I can get the direction arrows in the keyboard.

    Thanks for your kind answer

    Meir

  • http://www.fingertouchpro.com/ George

    I'm using Fingertouch Professional, for me the best option when it comes to Text Input on the Pocket PC.

    Search Google for 'Teksoft Fingertouch' . I'm sure you'll love it.

    It's on my HTC Touch for a year now and still works great~!

  • sammykeay

    cant get it to work on my HTC Touch HD, installs fine, but then when i go into a message, the keyboard just doesnt appear…
    can anyone help?

  • xxochiexx

    how can u get the activation key?

  • Kanat

    HI!

    What about WinMo 6.5, does this keyboard supports it?

  • reeve

    sir i have a question i have an HTC touch HD and when i try do install the finger keyboard application the keyboard wont appear to my phone… its not working, is there any special process for my phone?? thank you

    • http://1800PocketPC.com Saijo George

      the install instruction is the same as posted in the post. I am not sure if there are some special settings for the HTC HD

  • jaime Barcenas

    I want to install this keyboard to an htc mini hd, will it work on it?