Ability to move the full stop button on the on-screen keyboard.

asked 2018-02-19 14:39:42 +0200

sortebill gravatar image

A very annoying "feature" in sailfish is the position of the full stop on the on-screen keyboard. Because the space bar is so narrow i accidentaly hit the full stop button more often than i hit the space button. I would appreciate some way to customize the size and position of the full stop and space bar to compensate for this. Or atleast make the space bar wider.

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Try looking here for the knowledge. ;)

LVPVS out.

LVPVS ( 2018-02-19 21:08:17 +0200 )edit

@sortebill - As you know, there isn't a lot of room to manoeuvre within the keyboard layout. I have been tinkering and have managed to increase the size (width & height) of the spacebar and packaged it as a patch to be used with Patchmanager 2.0. If you are interested, let me know and I'll upload it to my Dropbox, or of course, check out the link provided by LVPVS and learn how to edit maliit keyboard yourself.

Edz ( 2018-02-24 12:58:25 +0200 )edit

@Edz I am interested, I am a tinkerer but not as advanced as many other jolla users. So I would appreciate your help with this very much if you have the time. Are you on matrix/riot?

sortebill ( 2018-02-24 13:33:12 +0200 )edit

@sortebill - I generally do not use any form of social media, but I am pretty much always here on TJC.

Wider spacebar patch here

I should add that the patch was created directly on Jolla1 on SFOS

My approach to this is a bit crude to say the least. I have reduced the EnterKey and the SymbolKey in width to make more central space for Spacebar while keeping the width of Comma and Period key.

Edz ( 2018-02-24 13:48:21 +0200 )edit