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geneven1
06-14-2011, 06:41 AM
I am on a chess site looking at a chessboard. I need to input the letter F but I don't have a keyboard displaying. This would flip the chessboard so I could see it from a different point of view. Is there a way to do this? If I am using my Nokia N900 and looking at the same chessboard, hitting the letter f on my physical keyboard flips the display.

sarah11918
06-14-2011, 06:47 AM
On the EE, if you hold down the menu button, you can force the onscreen keyboard to appear / disappear. I'm assuming it's the same on the PE.

geneven1
06-14-2011, 06:57 AM
Thanks. I am in the browser xscope6. When I hold down the menu button I get a bunch of options such as save page. I will try other browsers.

sarah11918
06-14-2011, 07:01 AM
Then try different buttons on that side. I could be misremembering the button, Sorry. But for sure one of them brings up the keyboard, and probably should even in an alternate browser. I thought it was menu.

(And I'm sure you understood, but just to be clear, I meant a long press.)

geneven1
06-14-2011, 07:03 AM
Aha! Holding down the menu button works in the Dolphin mini browser! Thanks again!

sarah11918
06-14-2011, 07:07 AM
Good, so I'm not crazy! ;) Strange that it wouldn't work in your first browser, though. I think it even works when you're not running any app. I thought it was supposed to be the universal shortcut to always get to the keyboard. I guess it *mostly* works. :)