Microsoft’s on screen keyboard still lacks the ability to long press for special characters like our favorite Android keyboards can, but here are a few handy little tricks for speeding up text entry on Windows Phone 8.1!

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26 Comments

  1. ropeadopaderp

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    How do I find the "=" sign on this freaking phone. Is there even one?

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  2. Perry Fowler

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Hi, cool I have the Nokia Lumia icon 929 win.8.1 phone it has Denim I am switching from my first android galaxy s3 then for the last year im using the iphone5 9.2 and I am loving my new lumia icon phone but when i'm looking at posts on facebook when I read one that I like with my other 2 phones all I have to do is tap the screen hold finger and then I can copy/paste someone els's post I do this a-lot & I cant copy & paste with the much better windows icon 8.1 phone is their some update I can get to get this to work or whats the scoop on this issue This is something  that windows is famous for copy & pasting things can you please help me with this issue ? thank you sincerely, Perry

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  3. M Rajendran

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks lot..it's working me…

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  4. Yacine Zidane

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    hello, nice video, is there Swiftkey for windows Phone ? please answer thx !

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  5. Henry Kim

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    444chdhxdh

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  6. Dale Coffing

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Nicely done! Just a suggestion, next time you redo this vid with all the new tips and tricks especially using the word flow and new WindowPhone 10 instead of using just generic text in the email box actually type out all the tips you are going through in the vid itself. It gives a very quick reminder of all the tips you are covering and a faster way to jump in the video for replaying. Definitely show the triple tap on highlighted words for fast changing upper lower case. Another technique to not block the screen with your stylus is you could use wireless project screen and capture the video to your computer directly with the see-through cursor indicator. Just some thoughts and looking forward to seeing more of your videos!

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  7. lacoste stst

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Nice

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  8. Roland Watt

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    can you send me a picture of your Windows  phone wallpaper

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  9. Mario Mohenski

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    ;).. thumb up

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  10. Renju Palakkad Videography

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    That info is really very very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Rawliglat x

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I see you always use a stylus. For such a big phone, is writing with a stylus faster and more comfortable than typing with both hands?

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  12. RandomStuff

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Nice Video… Quite Helpful…

    Check out Our Channel for some great windows phone tricks

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  13. Borhan Uddin

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the tip, helped a lot because we don't have a "Delete" key.

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  14. Nicholas Coulter

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Also press and hold will give you special characters on the 8.1 keyboard. As it has in every version since Windows Phone 7. Try press and hold on e, t, y, u, i, o, a, s, d, c, n, or m. These will give you the special characters associated with the character you select.

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  15. venimus

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    How it lacks long press? Try long press on "." or "$" or most of the chars, especially on international layouts

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  16. Ronald-Jan de Bruin

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Good to know, thanks! Also: double tapping the spacebar inserts a period and a space.

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  17. tropolite

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Hey Juan, you keep saying you wish you had longpress for especial characters… you do. Long press A, E, I, O, U, S, Y, then even if you go onto the character keyboard and long press $, ?, and many other keys voila, all the extra characters you would ever want.  

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  18. 17X7

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Try selecting word and pressing shift (once, twice and three times) and see what happens.

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  19. FreddyF

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the tips!  BTW what kind of stylus are you using?

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  20. Kris Skierniewski

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    if you want to change a word, e.g. that to they you can just tap on it and 'they' will appear as a suggestion from word flow 🙂

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  21. jonah travisano

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks for the info about the cursor … that helped a lot .

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  22. Andrew K

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    FYI, the Google keyboard on Android does this as well. Great feature.

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  23. KageMaru10g

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Great video again.  Really don't like how they have you move the cursor in 8.1.  I much preferred how they did it in WP8.  Issue with how it's done in 8.1 is you have to hold on the little ball at the bottom of the cursor but if you have fatter fingers, you end up covering the cursor.  It was much better in 8.1 where you just had to hold anywhere (no need to tap first) and you're given a cursor that would hover above your finger and you can just place it anywhere. 

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  24. svgghost

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    For courser movement just tap and hold in the sentence you want and you would see the a bigger courser show up and you can move it where ever you like.

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  25. Victor Oliveira

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Great tip, you learn something everyday, just wandering if you new anything about the lumia 1520.3 Negri electronics has some new version it costs 150.00$ more than normal through there site is there a difference between the 2, great video thanks again.

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  26. mossimen

    June 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Nice but do you know why wp isnt making phones like the oneplus one, cheap and beastly, I'm problebly just going to buy that and be happy for the rest of my contract (and I want to support them with that low price for that good of a product)

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