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Anyone know how to make the curve feature work on the HTC 10 version of this keyboard. Seems to suggest the feature is for swipe typing but it doesn't work. It's turned on but no ability to swipe across keys.
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Thanks +Draven Zhou​ that fixed it. Hopefully HTC will roll out a simpler fix asap. I will spread the word on this fix.
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So lollipop had been out for ages now and certain things still drive me crazy about it. Worst of all are the recent adopted screen been in the horrid windows vista style page view with no clear all and being forced to use 5.0 versions of apps like gmail, where the ever present compose button sends my ocd wild.

So much of 5.0 is just a cluttered brash mess. So much so I am still ignoring the update on my phone. Mainly for the two reasons above, I like a nice simple recent app screen that I can clear in one touch and instantly see what's open without scrolling through. And I like my gmail in nice clean colours with more emails showing at once nicely and neatly, not the chunky red bar and everything being made bigger so you can't see as many at once. And the red compose button. It never goes away it's an ocd nightmare. At least it vanishes on g+ when you scroll down.

Will marshmallow be a return to nice crisp clear android or will the cluttered lollipop crap live on?

Am hoping for a return to nice clean and organised android.
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Find myself watching another game where United look shocking under LVG. Constantly trying to slow the game down and playing the ball back. With long balls our main route to attack.

United used to be all about fast fluid attacking football. Now we seem to be about mediocre slow passing play with no creativity allowed. So disappointing to watch. The glory days seem so far away now.

#bringbackfergie


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The thing about Arsenal is, they always try to walk it in.
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Anyone know a way to disable updates on a play store app?

It's annoying that it's forever telling an update is available for Gmail and I have to stop it from updating when updating all other apps.

Material design Gmail is unusable for me, the ever present red circle for compose drives my mild OCD insane. I can't look at the app and the fact there's less on screen due to the super chunky top bar just screams poor design at me. Its gone from nice, neat and compact to cluttered, bawdy and annoying.

Hoping someone can help with the disable updates thing.
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Ah, bugger. I'll have a rethink.
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Why are Google trying to force the new look on everything. Still hurts my eyes looking at G+ app. The red is not a good colour for ease of use.

Rolled back to Gmail 4.9 as the 5.0 was just horrid. Less mails on screen, horrid red interface, huge red button for compose cluttering up the screen. More clicks required.

Who's idea was it to make things more cluttered and less minimalistic in design. If you could turn off the compose button so it doesn't just float around at the bottom right and change the colour scheme away from the eye destroying red I might be able to use it, even though it's more work and has useless space wasting going on. But they give us no control over how it looks.
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Anyone got the new HTC 10 and managed to get the curve typing to work on the new TouchPal keyboard. Can't swipe to type at all which is very annoying.

Kind of like the look of the keyboard but had to ditch already for google one to get swipe typing back.

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Wish this update message on my phone would go away. 2 weeks not its been bugging me to update to lollipop. But 5.0 makes apps like Gmail unusable for me and you can't downgrade to non material design versions of things once you jump to 5.0. Well it won't let me on my nexus 7, which now doesn't even get turned on due to the update. The horrid material design things drive my ocd crazy. Tablet is retired to a draw never to be used again.

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So finally got android 5.0 on my nexus 7 and wow how bad is it. My lovely smooth fast tablet now is slow and laggy.

The material design keyboard is horrid, no separation between keys. Just one flat surface with letters printed on it. Terrible, needs defined keys.

Need to figure out how to stop it spamming my lock screen with emails and notifications, don't want them there. Even if you select not to have them swiping down on a locked device shows any you have. About as secure as a wet bag.

No more one finger swipe down from time to get to settings and quick settings. Have to two finger or double swipe.

It auto updated my gmail client and material design gmail its horrid to say the least.   No allowed to down grade the version either to a usable one. It fails to install all the time.

Even the material design version of google now is ruined. The only card it ever displayed that I used before is now gone. Now way to get it back, its just constantly full of things I have no interest in. 

And battery life is shot. Lost 20% in 30 mins since unplugging after update.

For the first time in years I am considering moving away from android to something I can customise properly again.
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It's still there it just doesn't display them anymore. Had the same issue on my phone since Google now switched to material design style. 
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Is Google systematically trying to kill off all of there own Android apps.

A series of bad updates to many of the apps they make are not so slowly driving users away from them.

It started with little changes like hiding the refresh button in Chrome for Android. Making it require more touches just to refresh a page, when it used to just be hit the refresh button at the end of the address bar. Despite overwhelming condemnation for this move they still have not done anything about it. 

Now they are rolling out the Material design things, which in general makes ever app they do it to more cluttered and less simple to use, not to mention the horrid think red bar they are forcing onto the user.

Lets take the latest Gmail update, 5.0. Gmail went from a nice chrisp clean UI to a cluttered larger red affair.  Less mails can be seen at a glance and the huge red compose button hovering over them is terrible. Why make the nice sleek design into such a huge gaudy red mess. That is not very easy on the eyes, a quick look at the play store shows once again overwhelming opinion that this is a bad move. it looks almost identical to G+ app now, which has been hard to use for the same reason since they made the changes on it. 

Despite majority opinion of the new updates and looks being horrible, they continue to roll them out across all app's. Pushing more and more people to abandon them for easier to use and better looking alternatives. Seems like very bad business sense to push away man of your user base, unless you are deliberately trying to do just that.

Making things bigger so the user can see less at once, making simple actions require more touches and forcing a colour scheme that is poor on the eyes, on people is just generally a bad move. 

For now people have the option of downloading earlier versions if they don't mind looking for them. But with the coming arrival of Lollipop rumour is older versions will no longer work properly ad the new designs will be forced upon anyone who upgrades. 
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Currently very ill, with no end in sight.

I have suffered my un-diagnosed illness now for over 4 years. It has left me unable to even stand allot of the time, requiring a wheel chair just to get around the house. Am currently taking around 30 painkillers a day just to get by.

Life is hard, Physically, Mentally, Financially and I have to say at times I don't see how i can carry on. The help of good friends is all that has kept me going so far. 

I live in hope that one day someone will figure out the cause of the pain i suffer and find me a treatment that actually works. 
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