Created: 2017-05-20 — modified: 2017-07-31 — tags: Android
Hacker's Keyboard is a software keyboard for Android, featuring a full 5-row keyboard with arrows, Tab, Esc, Ctrl keys. Also it has a "normal" 4-row keyboard layout, and you can easily switch between them.
Usually, phone users enable 5-row keyboard in landscape mode, and 4-row one in portrait mode; while on a tablet you can set it to always use 5-row keyboard.
Recently I acquired a nice NEC Medias W N-05e phone with a unique 2-screen design. Thanks to this, it's kind of a 2-in-1 device: it can function both as a 4" phone, and as a 5.42" tablet. And in phone-portrait mode, I expect it to show me a 4-row keyboard, while in tablet-portrait mode - a 5-row one. In other words, keyboard size should actually depend not on phone orientation, but on screen width (actually, it's more logical if you think about it for a bit).
And the compiled *.apk file is here.
there is no configuration regarding the "landscape" and "portrait" screen width
dictionaries probably don't work
If there are other users of Hacker's keyboard who need this patch - please write me (email at the bottom of this page) - I'll be more then happy to learn what kind of device you have! And maybe will consider to improve it.