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    IMO, the current behaviour is the most intuitive. It follows the "principle of least surprise" by affecting only text to the left of the cursor. i sometimes take advantage of this behaviour when correcting compound words. e.g. if i misspell "chaldcare", i place my cursor between the "dc" pair and tap the "child" correction.

    @Swiftkey: please, please, please don't change this behaviour.

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    If you typed chaldcare, and you selected childcare from the suggestions and the phone changed it to what you have selected, where's the surprise? 

    Getting the cursor to be exactly at some position is more work than one likes on some phone keyboards.

    It should be a configurable setting so everyone is happy. I don't like features that only work one way and only satisfy one segment of the users. If I want the feature where it does a clean replace, I want to enable that setting and that feature.

     

     

     

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    Fair enough, but i consider the current behaviour to be the least surprising/most predictable and, for me, more commonly useful.

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    And I don't find it very useful if I have to do some cleanup after its replacement. I could have fixed the misspelling manually with the same amount of effort.

    In Microsoft Word, for example, it fixes the whole word regardless of where the cursor is on the misspelled word. The spellchecker extensions in browsers like Grammarly do the same thing. No cleanup work needed. 
    I don't understand where this funky SwiftKey behavior comes from. This is not least surprising or most useful. It doesn't work like any other software which fixes misspellings. 



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