HowTo: Long press character keyboard for capitalization

asked 2014-02-18 17:54:29 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 16:28:27 +0300

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This feature it's already implemented by Bundyo, I've been using for a while and I found to be fantastic and I would like to see integrated by default. You can se his post on TMO here, with a link to a video:

http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1400757&postcount=58

How to install:

  1. Open the Terminal or access your Jolla from SSH and type the next commands:
  2. curl -O http://bundyo.org/jolla/layouts/Popper.qml
  3. devel-su (enter your password)
  4. cd /usr/share/maliit/plugins/com/jolla/
  5. cp Popper.qml Popper.qml.orig (backup the original)
  6. mv /home/nemo/Popper.qml . (press y to overwrite)
  7. chown root:root Popper.qml
  8. exit
  9. systemctl --user restart maliit-server.service
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How does this coexist with accented characters (lower and upper case), how do reach the upper case ones?

I expect, you should at least not reduce the time until accented characters appear too heavily (see https://together.jolla.com/question/21510/howto-adapt-sailfish-virtual-keyboard-vkb-layout/#23116), otherwise you will have difficulties typing lower case characters.

jgr ( 2014-02-19 03:11:58 +0300 )edit

why this is not a wiki? Good suggestion tho

c.la ( 2014-02-19 15:55:57 +0300 )edit

It does not affect accented characters, to uppercase an accented character you have to press shift previously as before.

jfebrer ( 2014-02-19 17:50:46 +0300 )edit