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    I second this. It's getting infuriating that I end up with lots of stray periods

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    I have submitted feature request. In case I'm the only one who can see it, here is what I put:

    I love SwiftKey but like many other swiftkey. users I find myself typing the period by. mistake way too much and it is very frustrating. To the point that sometimes I'm thinking I can no longer continue using SwiftKey (so my answer to the question "how severe is this problem" is in between the "would greatly improve my experience" and "I won't use SwiftKey without this improvement").

    I'm talking specifically about the period key immediately to the right of the long spacebar. This key types the period when tapped but shows 4 characters "!,.?" when long-pressed. The basic solution is to add a config option "period requires long-press (tap does nothing)". When active, tapping the period key should do nothing, and instead you would have to long-press it. 

    Note this does not happen with the comma key so it must be a right-handed thing. Perhaps for some left-handed folks it is the comma key that's the problem.

     

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    Alpert

    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I can't think of even one Android keyboard which does not place the period key next to the space bar. I think most people love this layout, or it won't exist for this longtime and this popular degree. (In case of Fleksy, well, it does have a layout which doesn't place period key next to the space bar, but in that layout, it does not have the entire function raw of space bar...)

    As for "long-press to input a period and tap does nothing" , I am not sure how most people like it. Period is an essential punctuation, hide it like a secondary function, I doubt..(btw, the punctuation !,.? can't also be slide to input, no need to long-press, small trick)

    Anyway, if you did the request, that's a start. (I don't hold any vote to approve or deny the request as a mod). 

    Best

    Alpert

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    You're correct Alpert, but I have found more recently on SwiftKey that I am constantly having accidental periods inserted in my typing. I'm not sure if it's the layout or sensitivity or what, but it's gotten kind of annoying when I'm trying to type quickly.

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    Alpert

    Hi David, 

    You can do a feature request like Oliver did. That may help devs to know that this problem does not happen to one single person so that devs will pay more attention.

    As long as I wanted to do something for you, but I'm from the dev team, I'm from mod team. I'm afraid that's all I can do for now. This thread will be updated once there's some progress.

    Best

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    Hi Alpert, 

    About: "I can't think of even one Android keyboard which does not place the period key next to the space bar."

    I'm not saying it shouldn't be there. And if you check the web I'm not the only one who complains about the period being too easy to type. It could be the size of the keys, position of the keys (due to size of space bar) etc. Even a small difference from other keyboards could have a large impact. And I don't remember having this problem when I first started using SwiftKey, so the habit developed over time. Possibly because i can type faster now? Not sure, but this means others the problem may become more prominent (i.e. there are still people who have not developed the habit yet). 

    About this: As for "long-press to input a period and tap does nothing" , I am not sure how most people like it. Period is an essential punctuation, hide it like a secondary function, I doubt.

    The setting is an option, so only people who like the setting would use it. Also, I find I don't often need the period key while typing on a phone: for numbers, I use the period on the numbers and symbols keypad, and for sentences I use double-space (with the corresponding setting active). 

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    Alpert

    @Oliver

    I don't have comment on personal habit, if I do that would sound like I have some really personal opinions...As a mod I'd better pass.

    Not defending SwiftKey, but adding an option could impact the experience too. Toggles obviously make app more customized but also add difficulty to set up the app. Maybe one more toggle raised by one user is ok, imagine just 20 users wants 20 toggles for the functions they like, the app would be a disaster.  That's why your request would be evaluated among the devs and VIP members. Together they will make the decision to follow your request or not.

    I'm afraid that's all I can do for the moment.

    Best

    Alpert

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    I suspect this is an issue with newer screen aspect ratios. The keys are just to close and accidental periods happen all the time. They should add some some layout dimensions or shift things around. It's very annoying

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    Brian Cohen

    Oliver is bang on with his explanation of the issue and the suggested feature request. @Alpert, a better response would be that you will forward the request to the right people and follow up jere once you hear back. You have many customers and if Oliver has the issue, you can bet many others will as well, INCLUDING MYSELF!! I also like SwiftKey a lot except for this one annoying nuisance of constantly hitting the period key instead if the space bar. All we want is the option to customize it, it doesn't need to fit everyone if it's just an option. Ask your company to look into this and you will see others do complain as well, just as @Oliver said.

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    Alpert

    Hi,
    Feature request channel is your best chance to pass the message. The right person will be informed if you submitted it correctly.
    Meanwhile, @Tertius Hyman your comment does make sense.

    Thank you

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    To other users: I have opened https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/requests/139305 because the original feature request was marked solved. I recommend that you also open request and add link to https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/requests/139305 (weirdly, there is no way of upvoting a request to show support, so creating new one with link seems only option). 

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    Miyu Rosewood

    @Alpert

    Actually,I never had device with  period next to space unless that device used SwiftKey. I didn't had one with default Android keyboard , so there I might have an experience gap. Thing is, that SwiftKey is a core app on some devices on local market,  only replaceable by rooting. Essentially it's an input method helper, not an app, and if it is hardly usable (like placing pace after ever word is very annoying)  then it is really a sub par at its function.

    Placing space and period together is illogical from human usability  point of view. It's not  symbols that are used together, neither they have similar occurrence or case of use. Look at PC keyboard: : ; , ? and . are grouped together for reason they have similar use. They are _near_ space, but situated such way that key cannot be hit by mistake.  Spacebar is large because it is a most frequently used key and situated in way that user can hit by every hand.

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    I've also noticed I've been putting in accidental periods far too often in the past few months. Something has changed in Swiftkey, maybe it's the pixel position layout or the algorithm or something. 

    The long press for period is a good suggestion to get around this.

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    This happened to me when I switched from. The nexus 5 to a bigger phone. Sometimes it comes out after every word

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    Please fix the period thing... I bought swiftkey twice already (for me and my wife) and now we both have the same problem. IT IS ANNOYING!!  Period is popping up after every word. I even went back to android keyboard. It is on the right and too close to the space bar.. put it on the other side or think of something else.

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    I am having exactly the same problem. Periods appear by mistake very often. This didn't happen when I originally started using SwiftKey a few years ago. It has made SwiftKey almost unusable, so I will probably try switching to something else if there is no fix.

    SwiftKey, don't you store data on key presses? Can you look to see how often people are deleting periods?

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    I am frustratingly having the same issue. And, I'm not typing anything near the period button. I hit the space bar and word predict still adds even though it's turned off...." I" comes up every time after space is hit. I, just did it again." I "fix this soon plz." I"...... I smh. "I" arrrrgggghhh

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    +1

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    Same problem. Super annoying and have been considering another keyboard as no solution has been released. My typing style is to use my right thumb to hit the spacebar, but too often I hit the period instead. I like the idea of a setting to long press for period as I would use the double tap spacebar for period most of the time anyway. Seems like a simple solution to a common problem.

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    Or another option would be a setting to make the spacebar longer condensing the period and return. But I like the first idea of long press better.

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    After keeping an eye in this issue for a while now and becoming ever increasingly fruatrated. I am switching to another soft keyboard. I do not need to fight the keyboard this much. The oob software keyboard on mybsamsung 8 has better keystroke accuracy than SwiftKey atbthis point and after months of no improvement i give up. This paragraph alone had way more errors than with another keyboard. A few mistakes were left intentionally. MANY were manually corrected.

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    Stringer Bell

    I used swift key for years and this has only been an issue for me for the last 6 months. Did something change? I rarely can get through a paragraph without unwanted periods added randomly in the sentences.It is so absolutely frustrating and I am switching to another keyboard until it is resolved. I know for a fact I'm not touching the Dan period button but for some reason the edge of the space bar triggers it anyways. Please, for the love. of. God fix this shit.

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    Aimee Byars

    All of this above... I'm just glad it's not just me. Soooo irritating to type a paragraph and have to go back and edit by taking out periods! It's making me crazy! I love SwiftKey, but I also don't like wasting my time....please fix!

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    Please all those who experience same problem: remember to upvote the original issue!

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    Charlotte Jewell

    Same issue, same frustrations. I ended up switching off swiftkey and using the OOB keyboard on my samsung because it was so irritating, and ultimately time consuming correcting every extra full stop that cropped up. I've switched off the dedicated emoticon button and made the keyboard bigger to try and mitigate this but it hasn't made much difference.

    Will probably consider moving to another keyboard if it is clear nothing is being done about this.

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    Jana McKinnon

    I finally uninstalled Swift Key. The developers obviously don't care about this issue and have no intentions on fixing it.

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    Discovered a potential workaround today that might work until a fix/setting is released (I am sure they are hard at work on it...SMH). As is well documented here, the problem is the right thumb "catches" the period key as opposed to the spacebar. If you add the arrow keys under Settings > Keys > Arrow Keys, it essentially adds enough padding to the bottom of the keyboard such that it lowers the probability of the right thumb hitting the period. It seems to alter the angle of the thumb slightly enough to make the spacebar more of a natural movement vs. a unnatural bend downward and sideways which results in the unwanted period. Give it a try and post back here. If it works this means a simple "padding setting" will work as another potential option (which I have seen on other keyboards). 

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    Aimee Byars

    I love my arrow keys, always have them up along. Bottom of keyboard. I think there's an option for side. Of. Keyboard too? (Grrr!) I'm still getting the random period as you can see above. I am trying to be really cognizant of my thumb, space bar, period location too. Slowing my typing and paying attention. I will have to try some different layouts, see if. I can find one that works better. Thanks for the idea! I'm sure we'll figure. It. Out before the dev's do.. Damn you extra periods!

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    If this were open source the community could try various things. Most often when you hit period you intended to hit space. So replace the bottom period of that key with space, and if you want the period it is still available by long-pressing that key. This could easily be achieved by a simple option. An additional option to replace 2 spaces by a period would help speed up use of period. But seriously count how many periods are in a typical text message, it is 2% of characters, which is why this usability issue is so annoying, letters autocorrect whereas periods don't so I think the double-space setting plus replacing the fast-press period by space would be perfect.

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    I can see the moderator said something. Alpert, if this is not the correct place to send out help for this issue and that I already emailed the devs with no response as well, can you tell us where else we can send for this issue?

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