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    I can't believe there are so many people with the same concern!  It is sooo annoying and such a simple improvement!

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    This needs fixing its been bugging me for years...

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    Same. Thing. First period was by accident, seriously.

    Anyhow I tried to switch to gboard and one other in the last year and I love the prediction for the most part.

    I've had this issue for a long time, I thought longer than year, but perhaps not.

    I can see that the developers are not answering this thread, and perhaps that is because there is no incentive to change things when they are probably not getting any more income, maybe I'm wrong.

    Either way I used to recommend this Kb to my non nerd friends, but most of the features are Joe available for free, especially when coming on fresh without a database of suggestions.

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    Yes a distinct lack of developer feedback. Quite disappointing to say the least. Shame because it's such a good keyboard otherwise.

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    I also find this very annoying. Changing the keyboard to the max size has helped a bit, but there needs to be an option to widen the space key, or choose an alternate bottom row layout.

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    I see so many requests to make the spacebar bigger to eliminate the problem with accidentally hitting the period but yet no response or fix from Swiftkey, so I thought I would add on a post.  I really want to love Swiftkey and keep switching back to it every couple of weeks but then that darn period problem annoys me so much that I end up quickly switching to another keyboard.  PLEASE FIX THIS!!

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    I think until a million people Co. Plain about this we won't see any action. They've had a handful of complaints on here, but say 20 million users worldwide against those paltry. Few it's probably not worth their while. Real shame but I'd say it's here to say.

    *decided to write this with no edits and quel surprise two strikes of the full stop button. 😕

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    Posted this in one of the other threads on the same topic. Helped me some...

    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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    Just uninstalled SwiftKey for this issue.

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    I find that even worse, Brad, as I'm constantly hitting the arrow now! Would have to spend a week solid I reckon to get used to the higher positioning of the keys. Still so annoying, but have to say even with this issue it's still better than the next best option, which is quite sad really.

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    Switched away from SwiftKey bc of this. Issue.

    Too bad. Really.

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    We have 42 comments and only 25 votes for this issue... Remmenber to vote.

     

    What do you recommend to replace swiftkey??

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    @Lucas - where do we vote about this please?

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    Same here!
    What do you recommend to replace swiftkey??

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    This is happening to me for about 80% of words in each sentense.

    Apparently there is no reason to change this, because this thread is full of people asking for the change.

    I know this software is for free, and they use our input data for their money, but I will switch to another custom keyboard until they fixed this issue.

    As software developer, it isn't that hard to make an extra layout which has the dot button on the other side of the spacebar....so fix it!

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    Wow I have had 3 Sony Xperia phones over the past 3 years that have the Xperia keyboard which has the option to move the full stop. I just recently got an S9 and now I also have this extremely irritating issue. I tried getting the Xperia keyboard working but it won't allow the selection on the phone. Please SwiftKey look what xperia have done with their options its so frustrating.

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    Getting rid of the dedicated emjoi key works but how simple would it be to just give us the option to slide the full stop (.) a tad to the right?

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    Hi all, just sent the email below to support. We have to push them!

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    I have been using Swiftkey, wow since way back when.
    I love Swiftkey, but I have had it with the period key. I spend more time deleting full stops that I have hit by accident. I HAVE HAD EMOUGH.

    I bought the full version almost straight away, but it seems to me and hundreds of not thousands of users are ditching SK. I design games for a living and if we left something so frustrating in a game we wld be lynched.

    As it is, it's simply not fit for purpose.. Typing this I must have hit period 30 or 40 times already. A point worth remembering is that for every for forum user there are 50 to 1.00 lurkers who read but never post. I know that from the many forums I have run.

    Your customers are all over the forums complaining about this issue people are fed up and not a word from the devs

    The shining reputation you used to have is looking tarnished and if not sorted myself and thousands of others with me. Are you so blase with money coming in that you simply don't care?

    Regards Shaun Wallace

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    I already ditched the app but I watch this forum just in case someine from SwiftKey takes 2mins of their day to fix such a simple issue.

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    I'm glad I found this thread. This is annoying me so much. I thought my way of typing changed suddenly. I'm about to switch to another keyboard. SwiftKey is the only one that I've found that does multiple languages well. Any suggestion?

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    Best thing I did to solve this was use gboard instead. SwiftKey doesn't care about its people obviously.

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    I echo all the statements in this thread and share everyone's frustrations. I too was an early user when it was a pay for product, bit recently its has been dreadful. I'm actually relieved to see that I'm not the only one experiencing this problem. I was actually starting to think that there was something wrong with me!

    And to SwiftKey, what's the point in having a support forum if you don't monitor it??

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    Also having these problems.  Unfortunately I have the same issue in GBoard too, so not sure how people are getting on with that switch? 

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    Same here. There are another option of keyboard without this annoying feature?

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    Hey guys,

    I've managed to find some relief by putting the keyboard in "Thumb Layout".  

    Thumb Layout splits the keyboard in two and shifts each side to the far left and far right so that it's easier to type using your thumbs.  This seems to be working better for me... but again, still not perfect and SwiftKey still urgently needs to address this if they don't want a mass exodus to other keyboards. 

    It's a bit hidden away, so here's how to do it...

     

    How to change to thumb layout

    Click in a text field to open the SwiftKey keyboard

    Touch the "+" button on the predictive typing line. An additional toolbar will appear with GIF, Emoji, Clipboard and Settings.

    Touch Settings

    Scroll down and select "Layout"

    Select "Thumb"

    The keyboard will "split" in two.

     

    I don't think the position of either the space or (.) move, but I find that because my thumb doesn't have to stretch as far across the screen, that my thumb is in a more natural position to touch the spacebar and period correctly. 

    Give it a try. I hope it helps!

     

     

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    other user here to repeat the same thing in hope that the developers finally do something about this, I opt for options removal of period key and combining with comma too

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    +1 on this, I thought it was just me but once I started searching I realized it is a real problem. I just got a larger screen phone and it is much more on a issue.

    Please fix, return key does not need to be that big.

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    This is totally killing me too. Double tap on the space bar for a period works brilliantly. This layout does not and it drives me mad.

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    I've had this problem for ages now (probably about a year) on Swiftkey and also G Board. I found the best keyboard that totally removes the issue is Fleksy, as it doesn't have a period key (if you change to the legacy layout). But I found its auto correction was rubbish and switched to G board. However this was ages ago so they may have improved it since. 

     

    I'm going to give the suggestion on here of removing the dedicated Emoji key (you can do this on G board too) and see how I get on. 

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    Happy to. See I'm not the only one not. Enjoying the new keyboard. Actually forced myself to. Use stock android keyboard for. 10 days and came back and it's almost a toss up which is better to use now. And it was never even close. For me before the update. PLEASE FIX ASAP.

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