HTC EVO 4G User Manual

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2A. Device Basics

Using the Landscape Onscreen Keyboard

When entering text, you can choose to use the landscape orientation of the onscreen keyboard, by turning
the device sideways, to use a larger keyboard that lets you type easily using two thumbs.

Changing the Onscreen Keyboard Layout

You can choose from three different keyboard layouts to suit your typing style. To change the keyboard
layout, do the following:




, and then tap

Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input




Keyboard types

, and then select the keyboard layout that you want to use. Choose from the following:


. This layout is similar to a desktop computer keyboard. This is the default keyboard layout.

Phone Keypad

. This layout resembles the traditional wireless phone keypad.

Compact QWERTY

. This layout features two letters on each key. The key size is slightly bigger than on

the Full QWERTY layout.

Entering Text

Use the following keys while entering text using the onscreen keyboard:

Note: The


check box in



> Settings > Sound & display

needs to be selected for the screen orientation

to automatically change.

The landscape orientation keyboard is not supported in all applications.

Press and hold keys with gray characters at the top to enter numbers, symbols, or accented
letters. The gray character displayed on the key is the character that will be inserted when you
press and hold that key. Some keys have multiple characters or accents associated with them.


key. Tap to enter an uppercase letter. The next letter you type will be uppercase. Tap twice

to turn on caps lock.

Tap to switch to the numeric and symbol keyboard.


key. Tap to create a new line.


key. Tap to delete the previous character.

Tap to hide the onscreen keyboard.

Tap to toggle between




predictive modes when using the Compact QWERTY

or Phone Keypad layout. (See “Entering Words with Predictive Text” for details.)

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