This is a test. This is only a test. Still testing. More testing. I'm continuing to test. Wow, it takes a lot of text to fill up one stinking line. Will I ever see a second line? Finally!?
Weird problems with cursor locaton.
Still testing Firefox. This is the latest version. Trying Firefox again. Mostly good, but if I can't cut and paste, what's the point? Very frustrating. :-(
So far this seems fine. A little cumbersome, but perhaps with practice everything could come together. Wow, a mouse make things a lot easier. But can I copy and paste?
This is a real possibility for the trade show floor. The semi-failure of the text editor is vexing, but this is still an improvement over the iPad.
By Jove, I've got it. I've really got it. I honestly don't believe it. It seems incredible. This has been a long time coming. OK, keep your excitement under control. There's still some hassles to work through.
The new iPad seems to be handling things well. There is that odd cursor problem in the HTML editor, but not in the regular one. Here's hoping it stays like that.
There's no support for the arrow keys in the HTML editor, however. Sigh. Still no support. But there is support on IE.
Oops, I forgot to move my image. Let me go do that now. Maybe this will be fine once I've inserted my images.
Sigh, Dolphin still has odd problems.
I don't seem to be able to cut and paste. Here's an attempt:
But so far Firefox is INCREDIBLE!!! Could this be it??? Back to trying Firefox. So far so good. Arrow keys seems to be working.
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SO I need to see what happens if an article gets longer than the default. And I should paste in the text of that editorial, just as a test.
OK, the cursor is still showing. that's good. So far, anyway.
Now I'm trying IE. Still on the Samsung Android tablet, of course.
How To Turn Your Android Tablet Into a Desktop
Generally speaking, we all got tablets because we wanted a computer that is more portable that a desktop or a laptop, but whose larger screen makes it more useful than a smartphone. But what if I told you that you could turn your Android tablet into a desktop.
I'm not speaking literally here. We won't be installing the CPU from a Samsung Galaxy Tab into a tower. Instead, I'm pointing out that you can interect with your tablet the same way you do with your PC: through a monitor, keyboard, and mouse
This is quite possible. In fact, this is the method I'm using to write this article
I'm sure some of you are wondering, why would anyone want to do this? Simple: it gives you the best of two worlds. You can have a tablet and an PC, and they both can fit in a small bag
But before I start, there's an important step you have tooo take. You have to give up the idea that tablets are simple gadgets good only for accessing the Web, reading email, and maybe watching Netflix -- You don't need a laptop to get real work done.
Your Android device can do far more than you give it credit for. And I'm here to show you how
I love my tablet. I spend hours with it reading ebooks, watching video, and playing games. But when the time comes for me to do my job, to get real work done, I need an external keyboard. The on-screen one isn't a good way to type for hours
Fortunately, Android OS makes it a snap for you to connect to an external Bluetooth keyboard. There are a wide variety of travel models available, and you can use any of them, as long as they support the HID Interface, which the vast majority of them do
There's a tiny hassle, at least on the model I use, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: the on-screen keyboard keeps popping up when I'm trying to type on the external keyboard. Fortunately, there's a solution for this. In the Android Market you'll find Null Keyboard. Install this, then go to Settings > Language and input and enable it, and you will be able to pick Null Keyboard as your input method. This won't interfeer with text coming from the external keyboard or with you trying to see what you're typing
Keep in mind, if the keyboard you choose doesn't have a built-in stand for your tablet, your going to have to get a separate one. You're going to need something to hold up the display so you can see it
One of the best parts of a tablet is that you can just reach out and touch whatever it is on the screen you want to interact with. Your fingertip is the cursor, and you use it to tap on icons, select text, open drop-down menus, you name it
While this works beautifully while you are holding you device in your hands, one it is set in a stand, on the other side of a keyboard, it becomes a lot less convenient. You have to keep reachhhhing out to touch the display, and with the keyboard bewtween you this is a bit awkward
That's where the mouse comes in. You're used to working with a mouse and cursor on your PC and probably a laptop too, because it's an easy way to change things on a display that's a foot or so away from you
Again, Google built support for Bluetooth mice into the Android OS. You just have to pair the two and you're in business
Once you have the hardware lined up, you're going to need some software to take advantage of this new setup. Which ones you choose will depend on what you use your tablet for
I write for a living, and the main reason I set my Galaxy Tab up with the keyboard and mouse is to make this process easier. Another important part of this is a good word processor
I strongly suspect that the hassles of typing for long periods of time is the reason why many people dismiss tablets as consumption devices, good only for viweing connntent that has been created by others
First off, it's very familiar. When I'm sitting at a desk working on my tablet, it just feels more comfortable to use a keyboard and mouse. It's what I'm familiar wiith.
Is it about enlarging the page? What if it turns out to be about Bluetooth?
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