SlydeBoard Quickstart

For basic operation, let's pick a button: q w e r t
When the button is tapped, the border will light up, a popup showing all available keys will appear, and you'll type the center letter. As you slide your finger (or thumb) left or right, the border will thicken to show that you're typing a different character. The red dot that appears on the popup is your finger position. The small letters show the *approximate* position of the additional letters or numbers available on that button. The large, partially transparent symbol shows what will be typed if you let go right now.

To get the letter e (middle), just tap it.
The button will look like this: tap for E

To get the letter w, tap & slide slightly left. (It's pretty forgiving)
The button will look like this: slide left for W

To get the letter q, tap & slide far left.
The button will look like this: slide far left for Q

To get the letters r and t, just do the same thing to the right.
That's the gist of it.

To get ENTER, slide straight down.

To get BACKSPACE, slide straight up.

To get TAB, Slide up first, then left.

To get LEFT ARROW, Slide down first, then left. (This is available on all keys on the left side of the keyboard)

To get RIGHT ARROW, Slide down first, then right. (This is available on all keys on the left side of the keyboard)

Right Hand keys have UP/DOWN arrows instead of LEFT/RIGHT

For a complete Key Reference and changelog, please see the full text at SlydeBoard Manual

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Troubleshooting tips:

  • If you are accidentally hitting a row too low, or typing slide letters when you're meaning to tap, you're probably touching the screen with a large portion of your finger/thumb. Try using the tips. Also, press no harder than necessary. Hard presses are less accurate.
  • If you need to get out of a search or other function without sending (enter will send in some circumstances), remember the ESCAPE key.
  • The true diagonal buttons are easy to reach. Just rapidly slide your thumb up or down, then over.
  • If you're having trouble reaching the pinky or extended index finger keys (such as q, t, y, and p), they can actually be reached without too much thought by rapidly sliding your finger left or right (as appropriate).
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