Today's tip is almost a necessity because I've seen so many of you looking and asking and complaining about having no cursor keys in Swype (us EVO 4G users absolutely need them - the phone has no trackball!).

So I am here to tell you that Swype actually does have cursor keys but they're hidden away in a secret menu behind a super-secret swipe. Well, not too secret but if you haven't looked through the manual, you are probably unaware of it.

How To Get Cursor/Arrow Keys On Swype

To get to the special menu, just swipe from the lower left button (the one with the letter 'i' and a squiggly) towards the button with 'SYM' on it.

Check it out - BAM, what's that? A hidden menu.

To go back to the regular mode, press the 'ABC' button.

Tip: How To Get Arrow/Cursor Keys On The Swype Keyboard Tip: How To Get Arrow/Cursor Keys On The Swype Keyboard

Tip: How To Get Arrow/Cursor Keys On The Swype Keyboard Tip: How To Get Arrow/Cursor Keys On The Swype Keyboard

Now, I still think it's not good enough for EVO and other phones without trackballs, and there should be a setting that makes the arrows permanently visible somehow, like the stock keyboard does.

P.S. For those of you who are going to question my desire for arrow keys, they're invaluable when trying to move by just a few characters. My fat fingers are too annoying to use for this purpose.