Talk:2182: When I'm Back at a Keyboard

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Should be added to Category:Jurassic Park. PvOberstein (talk) 17:09, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

There are ways to type into your phone using your computer keyboard. Should we add that piece of info to the explanation? FlavianusEP (talk) 19:47, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

There are, but they're mostly redundant. When on the go, how would you juggle a phone AND a keyboard? When back home, why not use a big screen with a keyboard instead of a tiny one with same? -- Malgond (talk) 05:55, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
More and more people only have a cell phone and don't have a computer at home. Of course, it's unlikely those would bother with figuring out how to attach a full-sized keyboard and/or cast their screen to a large display anyway; if those were important to them, they would probably opt for a regular computer anyway. Either way, probably not worth adding to the main page. -boB (talk) 14:22, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
Some phones have a physical keyboard built-in, such as the Gemini and Cosmo Communicator.  As a happy owner of the former, I can vouch for how easy it is to generate as well as consume ‘content’ on a phone.  PS. You'll never guess what I'm typing this on… Gidds (talk) 16:07, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
True, and for my first smartphone I insisted on a model with a built-in keyboard (the original Motorola Droid) because I didn't trust virtual keyboards, however it was a miniature keyboard so it didn't have much size advantage over the virtual keyboard, and couldn't do things the virtual keyboard could do like changing layouts (alpha vs numeric vs symbols vs emoji), predictive choices (click here if the word you've started typing is this word), etc. Now I don't bother looking for phones with built-in physical keyboards. Looks like the Gemini you got does have close to a full-sized keyboard, at the expense of missing lots of symbol keys a "standard" keyboard would have, so you're definitely closer to the ease of using a full keyboard. -boB (talk) 17:21, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
My first smart phone was an early Samsung Galaxy (no number like 4, 5, whatever) with a slide-out keyboard. I LOVED that. About the size of the phone, so significantly bigger than any on-screen keyboard. Also the physical response helped when typing. Also being able to type numbers without switching keyboards. Seems like Samsung dropped the feature in future Galaxies. :( For my next phone I tried to insist on a physical keyboard, couldn't find one, ended up with a separate Bluetooth keyboard about the same size as my phone, with the downside that it randomly repeats a key with no way to stop it. (Lost and replaced twice, all 3 had this issue) So, currently without a physical keyboard and missing it, LOL! I do THIS on an iPad, whose keyboard is at least a decent size. NiceGuy1 (talk) 07:22, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

This comic is exactly me. Some of my highest-viewed answers on Quora are ones that I started with "I don't feel like typing this now, it's 3AM and I'm on my phone, so I'll just give a quick answer and then edit it tomorrow from my computer". Sometimes I do fix it later, sometimes I type thousands of carefully formatted words before falling asleep by 4AM with it maybe posted, then leave it that way. Weirdly, feathered dinosaurs is at least two of those answers. — Kazvorpal (talk) 01:47, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Some of the worst questions and answers on Stack Overflow are from people using cellphones. They might not be so bad for typing plain text, but code formatting is nearly impossible, and cut-and-paste is not too easy, either. Barmar (talk) 18:30, 2 August 2019 (UTC)