Quick tip: removing on-screen virtual pad from a Nokia 5800 application
I posted my thoughts on the Nokia 5800 and after a couple of more days of usage I just ordered my own blue model that will be here next week. If you get the 5800, then you may load up Java applications such as Gmail. After I loaded up Gmail I saw a display similar to the one shown here (thanks to All About Symbian for the screenshot while I figure out how to take them off that device) with a virtual keypad on the display. It bugged me for a while until I found the solution so I wanted to share that with you on a quick tip of the day.
If you see this virtual pad appear, then take the following steps to remove it:
- Go to Settings
- Find the Application mgr.
- Select Installed apps.
- Select the application with the virtual pad
- Select Options>Suite settings
- The option below Access point is On-screen keyboard, so select that and then select Off
- Tap OK
As you can see there are a ton of other settings here in these Suite settings, including selecting your access point and when to prompt for certain actions. You may want to experiment with some of these as well to optimize your device experience.