Pocket Fitaly 5 How do I?



Get up to speed

Visualize: Fitaly is a visual keyboard. You can become very fast if you visualize a word on the Fitaly keyboard before you tap its letters. Take a simple sentence and visualize the word patterns without typing them, words you use all the time such as “what”... “the”... “to do”... “one”... “more.”

Practice: Practicing the same sentence again and again will increase your overall typing speed on new text.

Light touch: Adapting your touch to your type of screen will improve your speed in a similar way in which one gets the right touch for one's piano.

Space: Consider the space following a word part of your word. It will improve your tapping rhythm and speed.

Save keytaps: Using shortcuts with Fitaly's expander and slide capabilities will increase your speed even more.


Change the size of the keyboard

Tap on the information key  information key  and select the size you want from the popup menu.

Alternatively you can define a slide that changes Fitaly to the desired size. In the Fitaly Editor Add dialog look for the Specials -> option key submenu and you will see the different sizes.


Produce Direction keys

On the side bar you have a toggle that changes the four accent keys to four arrow keys. In addition to these arrow keys you can produce all other direction keys by sliding on any of these arrow keys. By default any North slide of the direction keys lets you produce the up arrow, page up or jump to beginning of document:

direction keys up

By default any South slide of the direction keys lets you produce the down arrow, page down or jump to end of document:

direction keys down


Produce the Alt key

The Alt key is barely used in Pocket PC applications but in case you need to produce the Alt key you can slide the Escape key in the North direction.

This is a slide by default. You can, of course, define a slide that produces Alt on a any other key of your choice.

You will find the alt macro in the Specials -> state key menu


Produce the Windows key

The Windows key is barely used in Pocket PC applications but in case you need to produce it, you can via a slide.

An example of the windows key use is provided in the custom slides template file which defines a North slide of the Escape key that opens the start menu by producing the windows key twice:

Produce start menu with windows key

You will find the windows macro in the Specials -> state key menu.


Produce a Function key

You can define slides or expansions that produce a Function key. The Function keys F1 through F12 can be found in the Specials -> function key menu.

By default, slide the letter f in the North, direction, and you will see F1, F2 and F3 ready to be used.


Select text

To select text, use the Shift and Control keys together with the direction keys.

You can define slide or glossary entries for different text selections. For example, the following macro string selects the previous word:

Note that the final <shift> and <control> macros need to be added to release the shift and control states.


Copy and Paste

By default you can produce Ctrl+A or Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V when you slide the Ctrl key North. The preview window shows display forms such as Select All, Copy, and Paste

You can define other combinations using the state keys in slide or glossary entries, and with the display forms you can give them meaningful names.


Switch to another application

See the launch macro with which you can use Fitaly as a real launcher by defining slides that start your preferred applications or documents.


Turn the expander on/off

One way is to tap on the information key  information key  and Options and check or uncheck the "Suggest after" check box in the expander tab.

A faster way is to create a slide entry that takes advantage of the Fitaly macro language.

In the Specials -> option key submenu, tap on the expansion toggle on/off  macro to toggle the state of the expander.

Now you can turn the expander on or off with a slide.


Switch to another glossary

One way is to tap on the information key  information key  and on Load glossary, and then open the glossary.
A faster way is to create a slide or a glossary entry that takes advantage of the Fitaly macro language.

In the Specials -> metakey submenu, tap on the load glossary macro to open the glossary you want to be able to switch to. The path of this glossary will be inserted into the Add window. In the Display form box you can add just the name of the glossary.

Now you can slide or tap two letters of the name of your glossary, and it will pop up in the preview window, ready to be used.


Rotate my screen

You can perform any screen rotation via a dedicated slide by selecting one of the Specials -> orientation key menu macros:


Launch Word or another application

The launch macro is a very powerful macro that enables you to start any of your preferred applications with a slide or an expansion.

In the Specials -> metakey menu tap on launch. You can then browse on your device to select the exe file of the application you want to launch. Once you see the path of your application in the Add window, use the Display form box to fill in a meaningful and descriptive short name.


Launch a photo

To launch a photo or any document you use again the same launch macro in the Specials - > metakey submenu and select your favorite photo by entering the jpg file into the Add window of the Fitaly Editor. This way you can have your favorite photos available with just a slide on Fitaly.

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