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10-21-2003, 11:58 AM
anyone else having problems with the shift on the keyboard?
as I'm furiously typing(thumbing) my keyboard, I notice that I get a lot of these 2-character caps like this.
APples are good for you. PEaches are good too.
Is there a way to change the keypress duration so that maybe it takes the shift key a little longer to register or maybe just disable 2 capital letters one after another unless caps locked?
10-21-2003, 12:57 PM
The problem occurs because the shift key is sticky. So if you press the shift while you are pressing another key it will capitalize that plus sticks for the next key press. At first I thought this was a problem because I was so used to having to hold down the shift key, hard to get over the habit. Once you're used to it it is MUCH easier, and makes the keyboard even more useful for long entries.
10-21-2003, 01:52 PM
Ya...it took me a while to figure it out too but this is a really nice feature for thumb typing!
So that's what's been causing THat PRoblem. THanks GUys! :p
10-21-2003, 03:40 PM
I am also getting a lot of TWo character caps...
I think if you type a little slower on the second character it usually resolves this problem. UX50 somehow it's not fast enough to get out of the shift mode in time...by the time you type the 3rd character its usually lower case. so try to type a tad slower on the second character.
It took me a while to figure this out.
10-21-2003, 11:44 PM
hmm...interesting...I'll have to try it out. Thanks for all the input!
03-14-2004, 02:59 PM
So the only way out of this (what I still find very) annoying feature is to wait a little longer before typing the second character? Have I missed something in the above posts or is there another work around?
I have found so far that this "feature" slows me down considerably and I'd be grateful to learn of any other methods to turn it off or make it as functional as it was probably supposed to be.:confused:
03-14-2004, 05:24 PM
If you read the above closely that's not at all what they're saying. They are pointing out that the shift key is "sticky" in the sense that the software intentionally keeps the button pressed until the next letter is pressed. So if you press and hold the shift key the letters you press will be capped, but so will the one after you release the shift key.
The solution is simple: just don't hold down the shift key. Tap it and then release it, then press the letter that you want capped.
heh I guess that was problem every former TG50 owener had iwth his new UX50 :-)
03-15-2004, 05:48 AM
Hey, I had read the above threads carefully but didn't figure that out. What you've suggested is quite sensible & I'll give it a go. Guess it's usually obvious when you know the answer.
03-15-2004, 07:43 AM
The stickiness explains it if you are manually using the shift key, but not when you are at the beginning of a sentence and the shift is automatic. If you type to fast, you will still get a double-caps. Sometimes slowing down is the only way to solve the problem. Most of my IMs look like this:
YOu are so funny.
DOn't do that!
03-15-2004, 10:48 AM
Good point amber. I don't remember ever getting that problem if I just tap and release the shift key though. One frustrating thing is that not every app supports the automatic first-letter cap, so it's sort of hit or miss.
Unregistered/rodh59 -- I didn't mean to sound snarky. Just trying to clarify while pointing out that the above posts did actually have it right. It's a delicate balance to strike :)
03-22-2004, 05:32 AM
Just an fyi
My shift key dosen't disengage at all. All caps everywhere. Tried a hard reset-no luck. I did try the key before I did a hotsync after the hard reset. It's going in for service.
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