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    Ben Blackford

    PLEASE take the time to implement a toggle for autospace. It's been a year since this thread started, you could have squeezed it in some gap in your schedule by now. It's super annoying when typing out any email or internet addresses.

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    Permanently deleted user

    Same as all above for the past YEAR, but specifically:
    A) lately whenever I use an emoji, it suddenly started adding huge spaces after them. Please stop. Or give the option to turn it off.
    B) when making lists like this, the B and parenthesis mark instead automatically changes it to an emoji with sunglasses. Sigh.
    C) the one place I WANT a space is after a comma, but... Inexplicably it doesn't do it.
    D) extra space added after autofills.
    E) punctuation long-press isn't working like it used to. Whenever I try to add at least one (and more often two) exclamation points, it instead adds a colon (likely because it's directly beneath the area for the exclamation point and the menu drops off.
    F) everything else mentioned above.

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    Eetu Huisman

    This is a killer feature for languages with compound words. I would suggest you take a page from a (dead) competitor's playbook and add a gesture ("space to backspace", in their case) to disable the auto space after adding a word.

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    Permanently Deleted User

    Punctuation snapping back to the previous word is sometimes problematic. If for example I want to say:

    "Use a .jpg file", instead it becomes "Use a. Jpg file"

    The first time it snaps back, fine. But if I delete that period and put a space and then a period, I want the period to stay there with the space before it. This seems like an easy thing for the "neural network" autocorrect to learn.

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    Permanently deleted user

    Hi. I am using a French-English combo keyboard and when I type a dash sign it sticks it to the previous word although there is a space before the dash, i.e. it ignores the space that was there! Please give me an option to define for the keyboard whether to do it or not!

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    Alexey

    Please add an option to turn off automatic spaces after punctuation. I just used to add spaces manually and the way I want. Great keyboard, but user must have an ability to set their keyboard up the way it produces text exactly as they type. This is a consistency thing and must have been implemented from beginning. 

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    Thomas Binder

    This drives me crazy as well. I swipe a word, I add a colon and suddenly there is a space before that colon.

    I wonder if you can see in your telemetry how many people swipe words, enter a colon and go manually back and delete that space. Maybe it's just me, but maybe there is potential to save people a lot of time (and annoyance).

    Apart from that: please keep up the great work!

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    Miyu Rosewood

    Not in all languages space follows punctuation. Some also have complex punctuation and syntax. Swiftkey mangles Russian beyond recognition, asking to leave any hope to write proper punctuation or use proper language. Not in all cases, e. g., while typing C++ code one would want autosuggestion, it should be toggleable!

    Also, for some reason SwiftKey replaces space before "should" with v on my tablet. I didn't teach it to do that. It does that out of box.

    Example of proper and complex punctuation in my language:

    Вторая часть прямой речи начинается с большой буквы, например: «Наше присутствие на местах в такой напряжённый момент необходимо, — закончил Барташев. — Я выезжаю завтра». (Н.О.) (Без слов автора было бы: «Наше присутствие на местах в такой напряжённый момент необходимо. Я выезжаю завтра».)

    I have to re-edit that several times, and it makes more than a dozen errors. Also, that's correct quote marking, not ", though " is marginally acceptable outside of documentation or media text/article. 

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    Stacey Gates

    How very sad that this MAJOR problem has been ignored for such long time‼️ I see that it must be time for me to look for other options despite the SK features I like so much. This problem is just too irritating‼️‼️ '😑' 😢

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    Stephan Wagner

    I would really like to turn this off. When I enter a domain name, it puts the gap between. Even maybe unproper implemented logins dont work smoothley. Please let US decide whether we need a gap or not. It's about time now. There are people who like to send proper text and dont like to press delete every time a dot appears. Huawei has integrated this keyboard and I do not want to install alternatives. Please dont ignore us!

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    Yu-no WhatsCrackin

    We should all do something to let them know.. I already posted tweet, fb and insta comments to Swiftkey. Flood them with same comment below and I hope someone from their team notice US.

     

    SwiftKey, when are you going to STOP ignoring US?

    https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000392469--Feature-Request-Turn-off-auto-spaces?page=4#community_comment_360000638303

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    Tsahi Badash

    very sad

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    jo jo

    I'm using the keyboard in German, English, Russian and Spanish and it annoys me in all of them. Please just make an option to switch it off, that should be 5 lines of code or so, and would help so many people. I'm seriously considering switching back to the Google Keyboard even though SwiftKey has many better features.

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    Stacey Gates

    Seems that five lines of code is just too big of a request to fulfill even after two years of complaints 🙄😑. The cursor arrows are the only feature that keeps me using SK‼️

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    Ravusy Wolf

    Is it so difficult to make autospace as option in settings?? Rewrite your entite code base if you have to!

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    Auslander

    Wow I thought I was the only one who was having this problem, the auto-space thing is awful and is pushing me back to Gboard.

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    Tasos

    Why must it be so hard to type a "word.com" without hitting "backspace" and then "shift"? If I type without editing using SwiftKey it goes like that: "word. Com". Just make it so there is no autospace and the first-letter-capital is activated only when we manually enter a space after a dot.

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    Mark CHAHINE

    You should be able to customize it for at least during the writing of usernames or login users in the login boxes. Each time I type the username incorrectly because the keyboard adds a space ader the period. That's ridiculous. Please fix it!

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    Chandra Wirawan

    I just got huawei honor 8X and this space after a period is just very annoying. The request to disable this has been made for two years. Please fix this. If I could fi d a way for me to change my keyboard i would in a flash. Just because of it keeps giving me space after a period

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    Alexey

    "We should all do something to let them know.."

    1-star rating on Play & uninstall

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    Lloyd Summers

    After 4 months of a meh experience with this keyboard, as a coder who uses periods all the time, I decided to do just that. 1 star and remove.

     

    Start listening to users - you had 2 years to implement this and there are a lot of programmers in the world that would all be frustrated by your keyboard. It literally would take less time to implement this as an option than the help article you wrote explaining you won't implement it.

    Good luck with future users.

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    Tim Koler

    In case others stumble upon this request in frustration like I did today, don't bother creating an account to give this feedback - I did and searched autospace help after logging in to find that this 2 year old request made the faqs - the response from swiftkey is that autospace is unavailable. The best part is they disabled comments for that post.

    I interpret this as deal with it or uninstall; hoping the second way motivates a change.

     

    ^typed on my Samsung keyboard.

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    Kyle Tse

    the space is very annoying

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    Miyu Rosewood

    Except uninstall is impossible because they stroke deal or the vendor decided that Swiftkey is keyboard they use. I use Hackers keyboard now which doesn't do this stupid mandatory but after some OS updates it reverts to Swiftkey. While Swiftkey can be a sloppy way to write SMS quickly (without regard to rules and punctuation, suffering an occasional autocorrect laugh), it's completely unfitting for portable computer or tablet. And it stays in memory, on storage, cannot be disable it to save resources.

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    Riccardo Pierucci

    Dear guys of Swiftkey,
    please...

    Please just be considerable of what so many people want from you since this thread started whole 2 years ago - just do us all the kind favour and implement this feature that can' t be so hard to implement developerwise... Just implement an easy option to shut off this autospaces that are annoying for soo many people and it' s what so many people want (to even let 4 long forum pages get filled out with people who desire this only request).

    Don' t you just realise, that this is a really major request? You should also consider that really many people must be annoyed by this feature missing, who each day loose their nerves and useful time backspacing this additional spaces and just don' t want to take this efford to find out how to contact you and to write you such a message like us in this forum... Don' t you think they do just find this a pity that this small missing annoying feature is putting your for the rest perfectly customizable and greatly working virtual keyboard tool into a bad light just for such a small additional efford from your side?

    I just don' t want to sound rude to you at all, and ask you politely to implement this feature. It' s about time this issue will be fixed. It should be also in your interest to improve your great app further somehow...

    Kind Regards

    Riccardo Pierucci

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    Chandra Wirawan

    There's an easy solution to this, just download and install another keyboard. Google keyboard works fine

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    Riccardo Pierucci

    Yes I know, but it' s a real pity that such a for the rest so good keyboard doesn' t get improved in this direction... And there are so many good skins switchable inside of swiftkey that I would really like to use it further... This whole situation about that issue is just said... 😥😓😭

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    Yu-no WhatsCrackin

    After using this keyboard for 1 year because it is the stock keyboard in my huawei p20pro and wasted all the time waiting for them to release an update to fix this, I decided to download Gboard by Google and I like it more than swiftkey. There's no any annoying feature and themes are far better. Typing experience is actually much nicer and feel lighter. Please don't waste your time with this Swiftkey. As long as they are rated high in Playstore, they will not change the keyboard.

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    Riccardo Pierucci

    Hi guys thank you very much for the hint to try out Gboard - none from Swiftkey seems to care about the support over this Forum anyway after almost one week I didn' t get any answer from them on two forum threads...

    It's their fault if they don' t do it - I' ll get gboard right away NOW!

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    .Rok Kompan

    Ok, gboard it is.
    I would really like to hear reasoning frome the guy who thinks space after dot was a good idea.

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