How to Enable Swype on HTC One M8


 

 

 

 

 

Using the Swype keyboard on Android devices is an efficient way to type faster with just sliding your fingers over letter and let the prediction mode do the rest.
On HTC devices, including HTC One M7 and HTC One M8 the Trace Keyboard functions exactly the same as Swype keyboard, and you need to do as follows to enable continuous input mode on your device:

 

1. Open Settings app and go to Language & Input
2. Under Keyboard & Input Methods, touch "HTC Sense Input"
3. Find the Track Keyboard option and enable it
4. Now you just need to slide your finger over letter to enter text

 

You can also change the Trace Color, by going to the Advanced menu and changing the color from the "Trace color" menu. The default color is Yellow.

Using the Swype keyboard on Android devices is an efficient way to type faster with just sliding your fingers over letter and let the prediction mode ...

1 comments
robweisberger
robweisberger

I just got an update about a week or two ago and now my actual Swype keyboard is not available.  I've been using Trace Keyboard ever since, and you're correct that it FUNCTIONS the same as Swype, but the editing is not even close.  The Swype was far more intuitive.  With Trace if I make a mistake and don't notice until I go back to edit, when I tap on the word I'd like to change the only suggestions that come up are suggestions you might find in Microsoft spellcheck; words that all start the same and maybe there's a letter or two different.  The Swype editing would suggest completely different words that had letters close to each other on the keyboard, not just derivatives of the word you accidentally swiped.  


A good example would be swiping "my Swype is fine and I can't get it back."  Obviously, I meant to say "gone," but when I go back to edit it, that isn't one of the first few options.  I have to dig to find it, if at all.


Does anyone know if the editing function in Trace learn over time the words I'm liable to swipe incorrectly?

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