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Posting via Smartphone ??
  • Dezlboy August 22, 2013 - 9:42 am #84821 Reply

    Posting via iPhone very tedious. keys go non-responsive. Need to hit “Done”  and start where stopped. Spellcheck at times only checks last few letters so get weirdWeird Stuff .  Backspace wacko.

    Many ssuggestions. I’ve heard of Tap Talk. Don’t know what it is. For use here?

    Tom August 22, 2013 - 10:44 am #84840 Reply

    Do you have Siri? If so, it’ll do dictation. Look to the left of your spacebar and you’ll see a little microphone button on the keyboard. Tap it, start talking, then hit “done” and your words will appear as text. I was oblivious to this function until my girlfriend told me about it. It’s kind of hit or miss at times, but if you enunciate and aren’t in a noise-polluted environment, it should get the job done.

    Dezlboy August 22, 2013 - 10:51 am #84842 Reply

    @Tom: No Siri. :-( Although, I used to have an app for that, but at a bustop I wouldn’t want to gab away.

    Tom August 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm #84880 Reply

    @Dezlboy: Very good point. Next best suggestion I could muster (without getting my hands on an aftermarket app) would be the zoom function under “Accessibility,” but I’m not sure if that applies to the keyboard as well. Ho hum.

    Dezlboy August 22, 2013 - 8:56 pm #84974 Reply

    @Tom, others.

    The problem is seeing the text, it’s that typing is erratic. (now don’t try to really understand this…..) Sometimes the keyboard locks up. If I hit “done” and click into the text box again, the keyboard works. Sometimes if I delete some letters (say, change DOGGIE to DOG) then type “Went home”, the iPhone assumes that DOGWENT is one word and word checks it.

    Maybe the administrators will see this……?

    Anonymous August 26, 2013 - 4:01 pm #85160 Reply

    Get a phone with a QWERTY keyboard.

    Dezlboy August 26, 2013 - 4:23 pm #85165 Reply

    @sansabelt, the issue isn’t the iPhone virtual keyboard. I can tweet, write email, etc with no problems. This odd and frustrating behavior is unique to ArlNow (at least per my internet use via iPhone). It’s sort of like the iPhone and the website get out of synce (sort of….)

    Anonymous August 27, 2013 - 9:51 am #85198 Reply

    Okay, understood. Sorry.

    courthound August 27, 2013 - 10:30 am #85213 Reply

    The short answer as to why there is a lag is this: it’s because of the rich text/WYSIWYG editor. The quick fix is to use the Text tab when replying via iThing.

    The long answer is this: This editor window is actually a reflection of another hidden window in which you are actually typing. The system reads that window and marks it up so you see nice, pretty, formatted text instead of <p><strong> etc. codes. It’s the mechanics behind the editor (which is known as TinyMCE) and is the default editor for all WordPress installations.


    Dezlboy August 27, 2013 - 10:34 am #85216 Reply

    @courthound, thanks! Makes sense to me. Will try TEXT…..thanks!

    Dezlboy August 28, 2013 - 12:30 am #85349 Reply

    This is a test to see if using TEXT tab instead of the VISUAL tab will eliminate typing issues when using iPhone. Wow! What a difference.

    @courthound: You Rock!!!

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