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    Ryan P

    Hi Korin,

    While keyboards will have minor layout changes, the period is generally always close to the space bar. 

    You can change the size of SwiftKey in settings, maybe this may help increase the space bar hit area. 

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    Jason Giles

    I find this highly annoying as well. What would be best is to remove the period key completely so the space bar can extend as far across the bottom as possible. Then we can just double tap for a period. Maybe long press the space bar for periods, commas, question marks and exclamation points.

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    Huy Nguyen

    Bumping this as I find the space bar size and full stop location quite frustrating as well. There's other threads in here which voice similar concerns.

    Ryan, if you're part of the swift key team then you'd realise the space bar doesn't resize it can only grow higher when you choose a different size layout. Your suggestion is thus pointless. What we'd like to see is the ability to widen the space bar and make the fullstop/period key smaller.

    Not everyone has super long thumbs.

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    This issue is the one thing that will steer me away from SwiftKey. I don't want the period there. I'd much rather have a longer space bar, retyping stuff and getting rid of the capitalised words because of the rogue full stop is grating on me.

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    What if the return key was moved somewhere else (or combined with another key as a long press action) and the period key went to the right edge. The period could stay next to the spacebar but the shifted position and longer spacebar would help mitigate this issue.

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    Please move the full stop period. It spend more time correcting it than typing the rest of the text.

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    This didn't use to be a problem! It's only sometime in the last 6 months that this became an issue. Some subtle shift in the placement of the period key that now makes it more likely to hit accidentally. So yes,swiftkey needs to address this.

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    Agreed! This didn't use to be a problem. I came across this thread when trying to find out why Swiftkey keeps registering a period instead of a space. I haven't changed my typing habits, but something in Swiftkey has changed, and it's been fairly recent.

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    When. typing on. a. large. screen. phone. everything. looks. like. this. 

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    I've discovered that having a dedicated emoticon key causes the space bar to shift left as the return key gets larger. I don't know why Swiftkey did that. It's subtle, but disabling the separate key option helps out. I don't consider this a 'fix', just a temporary help.

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    Dion, that must be why I'm hitting the period instead of space recently. I've turned off the dedicated emoticon key and it's much better for me now. Thanks!

     

     

     

     

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    This is very annoying, looking for other keyboards as this glitch slows me down so much.

    Please allows us to customize the keyboard.

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    Dion thank you so much - disabling the dedicated emoticon key has more or less fixed this issue for me. What a relief!

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    I too am constantly hitting the spacebar, I've changed the size of the keyboard and tried various themes. Very frustrating and I've actually stopped using SwiftKey only to reinstall it a while later... C'mon folks numerous people are complaining about this, please allow me to move the space bar

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    Just saw the emoji key suggestion, hopefully that'll fix it!

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    This definitely starting happening a few months ago in an update. It is incredibly frustrating. And the answer is simple: Swiftkey needs to shrink the size of the return button slightly and move the period to the right while making the space bar just a little bit bigger. I'm sure this is how it used to be.

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    Remove the dedicated emoji key, im still hitting the period but not as much. The return key is huge and could easily be shrunk to allow moving the period and spacebar over to the right, problem solved!

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    I will delete the app if this full stop/spacebar issue is not resolved. Simple. Why pay for a counter intuitive setup? Who cares if the QWERTY keyboard is the done thing, we dont have typewriters anymore... think laterally please....

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    Same problem i found this thread searching for how to avoid this but i guess its bigger issue then just myself. It is frustrating and keep having to correct your text makes it more time consuming.

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    Flipping horrible isn't it. I'm always hitting the full stop instead of the space bar. Please sort this out guys as a matter of urgency because it's so so close to being perfect.

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    To the recent posters – removing the dedicated emoji key has helped a few of us with this problem. It's not ideal and we'd still like Swiftkey to address this please, but it's something to try in the meantime :)

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    @Dion Weinberger great tip, disabling the dedicated emoticon key solved the issue for me. Thanks!

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    I am also annoyed by this issue. Even with disabled dedicated emoticon key I keep hitting the full stop button. like every 8th press of space is instead a full stop. really annoying.

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    please give us the option to remove the period key and just add periods by double tapping the space bar, iam about to uninstall this app because everything is surrounded by periods.

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    I'm done with it. Replaced Swiftkey with Gboard and I'm a happy man. No. More. Typing. Like. This.

     

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    Please, please fix this. It's by far the best keyboard out there, but having to constantly correct the periods is so annoying. Give us the option to get rid of it and double tap for period, with the spacebar extending across where the period is.

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    After being a SwiftKey user for 7 years it's time to finally say goodbye.

    The larger phone screens get the more prevalent this problem becomes.

    If they can't add a simple toggle in the settings to do something about this then there is not much hope.

    Just typed this using Gboard and didn't hit the period button once. Wow. such a breath of fresh air.

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    Swiftkey Team, PLEASE, FIX THIS

    Please, understand... most people will not come here to complain, they will just start using other keyboards (there are a bunch of other keyboards out there that do not have this issue).
    I bought swiftkey a long time ago... It was so good that I bought it again for my wife. ... But now we both are sick with this period x space thing.

    Why don't you just move it to the left, beside the comma? Or add an option to remove it (and we use the double space)? Anyway.... think of something...

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    Aaaaaah c'mon how hard would this be to fix?? There's clearly a problem with the period/full stop being too close to the spacebar! Taking the dedicated emoji off does help but it's not enough. I don't have this problem with other boards but other boards aren't as good as SwiftKey. Please fix it!

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    I tried GBoard but found their auto correct miles behind SwiftKey's. The emoji thing has helped, but still keep catching the full stop at least once in every message. Sort this SwiftKey and everyone uses you, worth sorting out really isn't it!

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