View Full Version : Add button or shortcut to dismiss the swype keyboard

01-07-2011, 1:40 PM
Sometimes I want to close the swype keyboard to view obscured portions of the screen, but Swype doesn't always give me a way to dismiss it. The default keyboard (HTC Incredible) has a "down arrow" button that will always close the keyboard. I'd like to see the same in Swype. A shortcut gesture would be more than enough.

Sometimes the back button will dismiss the keyboard, but sometimes that also gets intepreted by the underlying application with undesireable results.

01-07-2011, 3:58 PM
+1 yes i find this annoying too - you can get stuck with keyboard open and not sure what to do about it! :)

01-07-2011, 6:03 PM
Click somewhere not in a text box?

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01-11-2011, 10:52 AM
+1, also from me. I often was in a situation where I wanted to close the keyboard but could'nt.

01-11-2011, 4:08 PM
Hold down the menu key. It calls and dismisses any keyboard at any selected time, even when there is no text box.

01-11-2011, 4:10 PM
Cool. That works!

01-11-2011, 11:48 PM
shall give that a try thanks.I've been using the back
key a lot more for closing and seems to work well

01-12-2011, 12:03 AM
The back key works too, but sometimes might actually send you to the previous screen. I trust the Menu button more, nothing sneaky can happen.

01-12-2011, 12:09 AM
yes good point.will switch to menu key :)