Yes, I use old behavior. That explains that, as I get the same result Nogrod does when trying to do long press at the top.
A button to toggle the keyboard that sits to the left of where the input text area is sounds great. I was thinking as well that space along the HUD bottom and sides is already cramped. I don't know if removing the long press and EL logo activation would be a good idea, as others might use them! As far as I can tell, a lot of people use this client, just they don't post much, if at all. The option is good! And please don't remove the ability to enter text from main screen, that's necessary for things like fighting (can't go into console to type if you are fighting or you'll die).
"...easy to remember once discovered."
That's the biggest problem. There is no list in one place of how to do things, just scattered posts in various threads. I guess with so many updates and ideas/suggestions, things are changing too often to do that, but it would be nice at some point.
You've done a wonderful job on this. Nothing I've said is ever meant as a complaint; just me trying to understand it and explain why I don't, to help anyone else who comes along who is not used to android as well.
Thank you so much for your time and efforts and patience.