|Posted by Julian Dommett ® , Tue, Feb 11, 2003, 00:43:50||Forum|
In WordSmith, TextPlus usually won't work at all if using FS.
In HanDbase, Quicksheet and Datebk5 TextPlus won't work properly. If TextPlus is set up to appear after 3 letters, you must tap out 4, then backspace. TextPlus's custom selection of words and phrases will then pop up. To get a different selection, you have to type 5 letters, then backspace; and so on. Note that TextPlus will work properly using Jot instead of FS - even though FS is still enabled.
All the applications mentioned above are the latest version. My Tungsten T is however an early model, having bought it on the day it became available in London (31st October 2002). I'm not sure whether the TextPlus problem is a quirk of my TT or a genuine conflict between applications.
The difficulty may actually be with Jot. I recently reinstalled Jot, having abandoned it when I first tried Fitaly, as I wanted to be ready for 'Graffiti 2'. But I notice, for example, that it interferes with the built-in Palm Note Pad (you now have to tap the pen icon twice to get going).
I am a long-time Fitaly fan, using the on-screen version on my previous Palms. I quickly got used to FS, and actually now prefer it, mainly because the overlay is so easy to see in ordinary light, and doesn't hide the screen. I expect I will in due course enjoy a backlit Fitaly Virtual once Palm put out a long-screen model. The point is, I use FS for at least two or three hours a day often in long sessions and I am very concerned to get it working well with other applications.
This said, there is a strong temptation not to pause for TextPlus to appear, and just carry on tapping in an even flow - as you would if entering text on a full-sized keyboard. I have indeed always thought that using Fitaly is like very rapid one-finger typing, and that speed chiefly depends on a consistently high rate of accurate key-hits. The latest custom slides in all directions are a whole world of potential, and I intend to devise a logical system of custom words and phrases as a substitute for TextPlus, whether or not the difficulty can be fixed.
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