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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 5:02:24 AM PST
Lisa Jenerou says:
The swype on my keypad does not work, it will not make the yellow line and inserts the last letter that was touched. Any Suggestions??

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:03:07 AM PST
Which Kindle Fire?

Do you have the latest update for it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:03:37 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Which Kindle?
Did it work before?
Do you have the latest software updates for you Kindle?
Have you looked in the settings to make sure you have Swype turned on?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:03:50 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
GMTA!
lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:05:26 AM PST
lol... uhmm.. what does that acronym ACTUALLY stand for? (notice I laughed anyway--I'm easily amused)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:06:28 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Great Minds Think Alike

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:09:00 AM PST
>>thunks head<< I guess I need more coffee... I used to know that.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:43:39 AM PST
Lisa Jenerou says:
I have the Kindle Fire HD. I've been trying to find where to turn the swype on, but cant. My daughter didn't have to activate it, it just worked on hers. I'll try to update, see if that works. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:53:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 5:55:19 AM PST
Find your Kindle's latest update info here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200127470_software?nodeId=200529680

Click on your HD model, it will tell you how to find wht version is on your Kindle, t hen it will show you how to update, if you need to.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:07:40 AM PST
Are you using a stylus? Some work better than others.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:11:32 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I don't have a Fire but for the Android devices I have to turn on Swype you need long press a area that you would type in. A pop up comes up and has an option for input method.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:12:42 AM PST
Mine was just ... on. Even after I reset to factory defaults.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:18:03 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
There should still be a choice if you want to use that keyboard or not.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:18:36 AM PST
Lisa Jenerou says:
No stylus. The support said to fully charge, then when I turn it back on, it should automatically update to newest version. If not, I can update manually.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:30:20 AM PST
Oh, there is. If you don't want it, you just tap away.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:28:53 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
Jazzy_Jeff,

No choice. If you don't want to use Swype's features, just tap the letters as Foliz says.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:35:21 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I am glad I went with a full Android tablet. It is nice to have a lot of choices.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:10:05 AM PST
flipoid says:
Okay, I've done a web search and it doesn't tell me much. What exactly is Swype?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:18:00 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Do a search on youtube for the swype keyboard. Watch the demonstration.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 12:05:37 PM PST
flipoid says:
Thanks. I did not think of Youtube.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 10:29:58 AM PST
tilzey says:
Swype and Slide-It (the one I prefer but don't have a choice of on the Fire) lets you glide your finger or stylus from letter to letter, in a word, instead poking at one letter at a time. It takes some practice and confidence in the product, but you may come to prefer that typing option.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 10:41:39 AM PST
I don't understand. That's how Swype works on my Fire. How is Swype and Slide different from the Swype on the Fire?

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 11:50:51 AM PST
tilzey says:
Charlene - I don't think there is any difference. i was replying to the question, "What is Swype?"
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