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    Brandon O'Berry

    Thanks for the reach-out, Dejan.

    When you have auto-correct on (but not for spacebar), and select a word, sometimes SwiftKey doesn't know if you're trying to edit/add a single letter or select the whole word. If you press the spacebar (and SwiftKey thinks you've mistyped the word), it'll still correct said word for you, without needing to go back to edit it. If for some reason this doesn't happen, and SwiftKey thinks you actually meant "edot," you can tap on the word until it is underlined and then select the prediction you're looking for. If you've already entered a space, most of the times this will happen after one tap; but if your cursor is already at the end of the word, you may have to double-tap to get SwiftKey to understand that you want to select the whole word.

    I've uploaded a video of what I'm trying to write a paragraph about here. Please do let me know if I'm mistaken.

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    Permanently deleted user

    I still don't understand. I'm typing a series of words. One in the middle of the sentence is "edot" (typo). I navigate back and place the cursor just before the "o". Swiftkey brings up the suggested word "edit" (yay!) in the area above the keyboard and so I select it. But instead of it replacing the entire word, it gives me "edit ot" forcing me to correct the extra "ot". This is a constant annoyance for me. If I wanted two words, I would press the spacebar. If I select a suggested word while the cursor is in the middle of the word, it should replace the entire word. No?

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    Permanently deleted user

    Same problem here. it knows from what's there what word I want to say, but yes, just inserts it. You either have to take the time to get your cursor perfectly at the end of the word, or like he says, insert the correct word, then go and delete the extra letters. If you are in the middle of text and choose a replacement word from the editing list, it seems like it should replace the entire word. I don't think I've ever typed a wrong word and needed to go edit only to be able to split the two apart with a different word using the first few letters of whatever nonsense I just typed. It does not seem user-friendly.

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    Permanently deleted user

    It's driving me crazy. This is not the way it is supposed to work. Selecting the suggestion when the cursor is in the middle of the word should overwrite the entire word. Can anyone provide a use case where one would want the word split? Maybe if they forgot a space. That may be it's intended purpose. If so, at least provide a configuration switch to have the option. Forgetting spaces is not something I do.

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    Permanently deleted user

    Maybe the creators of Swiftkey do not have this problem because they do something differently from the others. Maybe they have arrow keys option on and navigate to the end of the word to avoid the splitting problem. They are obviously a smart bunch, so something else must be at play here.

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    Permanently Deleted User

    Same here! other keyboards intuitively overwrite. this behaviour is NOT intuitive. if you really think this is more helpful than frustrating then at least provide an overwrite / insert toggle??

     

    Alternatively if we Have to select the whole word for. swiftkey to have confidence in our intention then at least provide suggestions based on the selection. not behave as if we are in a fresh text area!? 

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    Douglas House

    Did SwiftKey provide any resolution to this? Its such a basic functional failure, I'm thinking of dropping SwiftKey because of this issue.

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    Permanently Deleted User

    I -have- abandoned swift key just over this one stupid design flaw - switched to Gboard of all things ...

    Swiftkey really stand by this behaviour?

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    Stacey Gates

    I don't use autocorrect but there are several ways to fix errors.
    1. Tap once so cursor goes to the end of the word; delete with backspace key; type the wanted word.
    2. Long press to highlight word; tap backspace to delete.
    3. Tap twice to position cursor behind letter(s) that need correction; tap backspace to delete; insert correct letters.

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    james hynes

    Thanks for this Stacey but the issue still stands.  

    Placing the cursor in the middle of a word (to correct it) produces gibberish after the word. 

    The autocorrect is forcing users to make extra keystrokes, this is something that computers are normally good at. 

     

    Please fix it

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    Stacey Gates

    "Please fix it". I'm just a user with a suggestion 😉.
    Autocorrect has too many flaws to be worth using for me. Same with Swype much of the time.
    I stay with it for the cursor arrows (very handy for corrections) and clipboard.
    Good luck getting your issue fixed 🤞😕

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    I K

    This is realy annoying. Just look at gboard and see how it is supposed to work. very easy.

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