Is it possible to add a feature where the keyboard animates while closing (E.g. Sliding Down) and opening (E.g. Sliding Up)? Thanks for reading!
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Opening and Closing animation4 votes 2 commentaires
Mappable Keys, Long-Presses & Long-Press Presets?4 votes 2 commentaires
Hi. I'm giving SwiftKey a very thorough beta test, and want to provide my feedback.
Literally one thing is driving me nuts, and that is the inability to map the character we desire into each key's long-presses. I see people all over complaining non-stop about where keys are positioned, and yet SwiftKey promotes itself as highly customizable with a target audience of those who are transitioning from default OS keyboard configurations, and have often trained themselves to use those configurations. I don't know about you, but I'm a tech guru and it takes "many months" of continuous work to remap my brain on the position of where the special characters are located.
I believe there should be, first of all, Presets on what Samsung keyboard, Android keyboard, and all the other default OS keyboards have mapped for long-presses. SwiftKey can choose to keep their configuration in their preset and even make that the default configuration, but I'm here to say that the absence of this feature is one of the largest reasons people do not want to transition to SwiftKey.
Second, there needs to be the ability to map long-presses to whatever characters we desire. More prudently, the ability to map even the MAIN keys to what we desire. Imagine no more disgruntled hate speeches on why "this or that is not positioned there"
Everyone cannot agree on the same configuration. Please consider this in your future updates.
Flow typing line size4 votes 9 commentaires
Hi I'm just wondering if there's a way to make the flow line a bit smaller when typing with the flow.
Change capitalization of last word with shift4 votes 10 commentaires
In older an older version of swiftkey I was able to change capitalization of the last word. Now pressing shift changes the capitalization of the next word. Since swiftkey is not very good in predicting capital letters in German I always have to manually select the last words again and then change it afterwards.
Is it possible to change that behavior?
Flow to replace selected text - miscorrections4 votes 4 commentaires
I've run into a particularly annoying bug.
Let's say I have already:
One two three
And I select (highlight) three:
One two three
And then, with "three" still selected, I swipe the word "seven":
One two seven
The word is now correct but the word in the middle of the prediction panel is still "three". If I press space or type any other character it miscorrects "seven" back to "three":
One two three
This is particularly noticeable in Chrome. When I tap the URL bar while already on a page, whatever the current URL is will be pre-selected for me. So let's say I want to search for "happy cats". If I swipe "happy", I get "happy" but the middle suggestion is "I". So if I swipe or type "cats" next, it becomes: "I cats". In the past week I have run into this SO many times as it hijacks my attempts to Google in Chrome.
SwiftKey has become a nightmare4 votes 18 commentaires
I've been using SwiftKey for years now, and it has become more and more painful, to the point that I'm a meme to my friends now due to the way I type if I don't read twice before sending.
First, it looks like SwiftKey went from correcting my typos to considering that my typos are the way words are supposed to be written. So it corrects the right words into wrong.
Second, the French corrector is pretty broken to begin with, there are even tenses it don't know. So I have to manually rewrite verbs, even if I had them right the first time, because SwiftKey mess with it.
Last of all, since I switched to a new A5 2016 recently, the keyboard sometimes erases one to two words while I'm typing, for no reason.
I also have the "SwiftKey closing while I'm typing" problem I saw elsewhere, happens on Textra and Facebook Messenger.
I use the last beta of the app, with swift off because it made the keyboard even more laggy and unpredictable.
I wanted to change app, but yours is the best in terms of customization and key placement.
As you could have guessed I'm French. Strangely enough (?) I had absolutely no issue typing this message. Is French the problem? Or the way your app learnt me? Both?
Can't skip to a new line in Allo4 votes 11 commentaires
Just recently my enter changed from being able to add a new line to sending the message. I really wish I could switch this back. If it's in the settings, I CANNOT find it.
Can I make receive a personal url with my SwiftKey keyboard Account3 votes 1 commentaire
I use this keyboard all the time. Continually ask for personal URL address. Can I make a website address true my SwiftKey account. To be used across the internet and various websites apps and just for personal use. If not where and how do I set up he personal show me website or personal URL address did I can use every month.
Layout broken on ipad mini 63 votes 3 commentaires
The layout is broken on ipad mini 6 in portrait mode. It works fine in swiftkey settings where you can change theme and view keyboard preview, but in any other app is broken, see images.
Cloud Clipboard not syncing between Windows 11 and SwiftKey on Android3 votes 6 commentaires
I have been following the SwiftKey support steps here to enable cloud clipboard syncing between my Windows 11 laptop and Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 8).
I've ensured that the cloud clipboard and sync settings are enabled on both my phone and PC, but whenever I copy a URL on either device, it doesn't show up in the clipboard history on the other device.
Am I missing something or looking in the wrong place? Please let me know, any help is appreciated! Thank you for your time!
Deleted personalized dictionary backup - still being offered non-words3 votes 1 commentaire
For example, "Ha e" is still being suggested (a mistype of "have"), after three times deleting my personal dictionary. I want these non-words removed! They should have never been learned in the first place.
Where'd my beloved search function go?3 votes 0 commentairesI know that you have decided "Hi, thank you for your interest in Search. We have taken the decision to remove Search from Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard. As of Microsoft SwiftKey 7.8.3, Search won't be available in Toolbar. We are sorry if this comes as disappointing news, we will instead focus our development efforts in other exciting areas of your keyboard." But how about we get an explanation as to why you decided that? If it's the thing about bing, that doesn't matter, I used chrome in my search function anyway and I think many others did as well.
please disable auto space after punctuation3 votes 3 commentaires
. bj. fe. w5u. eyg. rub. ruug. eeu. otr. xyrth. lhfuu
i would use the space bar when i need to, please microsoft
Пароли после обновления, в режиме буфера сбросились, я их не помню, помогите!!!3 votes 0 commentairesНужные пароли сбросились после обновления, они нужны срочно
Can't edit Clipboard items3 votes 7 commentairesWhenever I go to my clipboard and hit manage, the whole app freezes and I can't do anything for a few minutes
Please include your own system-wide spell-checker (red underline) with the app.3 votes 3 commentaires
First, I will clarify some things for those who may not know and for those who might assume that I am confusing spell-checker with keyboard input prediction.
Then I will:
Bring back a problem that has been called for attention many times and explain why it happens;
Explain why I think it matters and why previous suggested workarounds are sub-optimal;
Discuss Google’s (Gboard) chosen workaround;
Give my suggestion to fix the problem.
Input prediction (IP) (Auto-complete and auto-correction) is a feature whose main purpose in software keyboards is to allow the user to type faster. The keyboard suggests words before you type them entirely and correct words where there are typos. By auto-correcting, the keyboard allows the user to type without painstaking care and precision, which allows for faster typing.
Spell-checking (SC) is (usually) a feature of word processors or system-wide input fields (MS Word, Android, and Google Chrome for desktop, each has its own spell-checker independent from software keyboards or any input method). Its main purpose is to alert and correct the user about the orthography of a given language.
People who use simultaneous multi-language input prediction – a feature present on SwiftKey (and Gboard also) – start seeing a red underling in all words of one of the languages.
The reason is that, while SwiftKey’s input prediction does have support for multiple languages simultaneously, the android’s system-wide spell-checker active in the user’s phone (usually AOSP’s or Google’s spell-checker) does not have.
Here it has been suggested that the user should disable the spell checker:
Notably, this is also the approach used by Gboard (more on that latter), but I think this is far from the ideal because it forces the user to resort to input prediction (IP) as a form of spell-checking (SC). This is a problem because, as I said in the beginning, input-prediction is a feature focused on fast typing (as it should be) and not on orthography. To illustrate, imagine how a user uses IP as SC:
The user types the word and hopes that the keyboard will correct it automatically if it’s wrong. Except that, even when typing correctly, sometimes the first prediction (the middle one in SwiftKey) is not the desired one. And other times the prediction dictionary doesn’t have the desired word. For those reasons, the exact typed word is always shown as an option, typos and all (as it should be), and the keyboard memorizes anything the user decides to input (as it should be) either by typing space and accepting the middle prediction, or by selecting the desired word in the list.
The result is that the IP learns a lot of slangs, acronyms and jargon (as is should be), but also learns misspelled words. And the user has no way of knowing if the thing he/her has typed didn’t appear as the first (middle) prediction because it was wrong or because the neural network crystal ball simply got it wrong or because the word doesn’t exist in the IP dictionary. Also, sometimes the misspelling is so different from the intended word that the latter doesn’t appear in the prediction list, and sometimes the misspelling is even presented as the first (middle) prediction.
The clear solution to that in my opinion is to have a separate mechanism for checking orthography, the spell-checker, which has to support simultaneously multi-language input as well (chrome desktop browser has that). This is a second independent layer that runs after input prediction, and is not affected by the IP dictionary. And when the user decides to tap a word and include it in the SC dictionary it is a conscious deliberate decision.
How does Gboard deal with that
Here it has been said that SwiftKey cannot control the spellchecker, and that Gboard doesn’t break in the same way because it has “advanced system privileges that SwiftKey cannot access”. I’m not an android programmer, but from the tests I have done, it seems to me that Gboard has the exact same level of system access that SwiftKey has with respect to spell-checking:
If my selected system-wide spell-checker is the AOSP one, it behaves in the exact same way with Gboard as it does with SwiftKey. The thing that Gboard does different is that, along with the keyboard, the app installs a spell-checking service as well. I’m using LineageOS, which doesn’t come with Gboard or Google’s spell-checker, only the AOSP ones. And when I install Gboard, Google’s SC appears as an option.
Now, Google’s solution is far from the best in my opinion. For what I tested, the ‘Google spell-checker’ (installed by Gboard) simply disables itself if it detects that Gboard is being used and uses only the system’s language when it detects other 3rd party keyboards (exactly like the AOSP one). And I already explained my problems with both solutions.
Simply put together a simple spell-checker with simultaneous multi-language support and ship it within the SwiftKey app. I think this would be simple to do, just copy the default dictionaries of the SwiftKey IP as a starting point, but it would not have to deal with predictions and other complex features that a software keyboard has to deal with. Again, copy the dictionaries, any word learned by the IP should not be automatically learned by the SC.
The simplest implementation would be to have one hash table for each language. If the user decides to use two languages simultaneously, a new empty language-agnostic hash table is created. That way, when the user includes a new word to de dictionary, it is included in the language-agnostic one to avoid guessing the language of the word. Then, spell-checking a word is simply to query the word on 3 hash tables.
Why am I suggesting this to you?
Here it has been said that SC “was never a feature of SwiftKey itself”, and that it’s an Android problem.
Indeed, if only AOSP’s SC did support multiple languages simultaneously, this problem would be solved. But I use and prefer SwiftKey; AOSP’s keyboard still doesn’t have support for simultaneous multi-language input, suggesting that this support is also not in the horizon for AOSP spell-checker; and it’s more probable that Google’s engineers will fix this only in Google’s SC, in a way that works exclusively with Gboard (as it’s the case with the ‘auto-disable SC’ workaround).
And ultimately this is a problem that (to me at least) seems extremely simple to solve and is hurting your product.
Here are some treads complaining of SC-related problems that, while not necessarily being all related to multi-language support, could benefit from a simple Spell Checker shipped inside the SwiftKey app.
I’m conscious that I might be wrong about a number of things: There could be another workaround that solves the problem in a satisfactory way; There could be a barrier to install system-wide spell-checkers on android; Maybe spell-checking is harder than I think, even without grammar-checking or prediction; etc.
In that case it would be nice if someone could explain the situation in a more in-depth way.
Adding words automatically3 votes 0 commentairesNeed to see why my SwiftKey is adding words to my sentences? I have looked at the settings and cannot see anything that would allow this. For example if I type "hello how is it going" it will type "hello how is everything it going". I don't want this feature, why would anyone? It is adds the word "everything" in that example. I'm constantly having to clear the memory, which helps, but it still should not be predicting my sentence and adding words. I use flow mostly just so you know
In landscape mode SwiftKey overlays input dialogs with its own white input box3 votes 6 commentaires
When in portrait mod , SwiftKey functions properly, but in landscape mode it overlays the input dialog with a blinding white input box that fills the entire top of the screen. It occurs with authentication dialogs, when entering an app review in Google Play store, etc. This is quite a shock to the eyes when working in dark mode.
The problem doesn't occur with Samsung keyboard.
- Samsung Galaxy S8+, Android 8
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, Android 9
(Request) Long awaited features for Android3 votes 1 commentaireDear community and developers, due to the fact that Swiftkey for Android has been around for a long time, it is frustrating that the iOS version is currently getting essential new features much earlier. I am waiting now for a very long time for an option to move the cursor via the space bar as in Google's Gboard (or the iOS version of Swiftkey). And also an auto changing dark mode along Android 10 system settings would be much appreciated. When can we finally expect to see these features in the Android version of Swiftkey too? Thx and best regards, Nikolas
Not being able to use swipe back from left/right gesture anymore on Oneplus 6T3 votes 0 commentaires
One of the recent updates has broken the back swipe from left or right of the screen with the keyboard out. Now it only works outside (above) of the keyboard and not along the keyboard area anymore. It seems to be a problem with all oneplus devices. See this thread I posted on reddit.
Scroll cursor with space bar.3 votes 4 commentairesCan you please look at making it possible to scroll through text, in all directions, with the space bar, instead of having the arrow keys? Most other apps do, including my native keyboard app (Samsung). Thanks.
Special characters not showing on main keyboard3 votes 1 commentaire
On my Swiftkey main keyboard, I can see the special characters above the main keys. My friend just installed Swiftkey, and the special characters don't show up. If you hold down the main key, the special characters show, but who can remember where each special character is hiding? I have checked all settings, and don't find anything about turning special characters on and off. Help please!
The Samsung Clipboard instead of the SwiftKey one3 votes 0 commentairesI understand the reason of the SwiftKey has a their own clipboard, but I think this efforts are useless on Samsung devices. The Samsung has a excellent clipboard and now it has support to sync with the Windows 10 clipboard too. So, why continues using a older and useless Clipboard? I'm using a lot the Samsung Clipboard because the new integration with the Windows 10 (that is from Microsoft too) and I'm waiting the SwiftKey add support that and value the work of the Windows 10 team.
Autocorrect in telegram app3 votes 6 commentairesAfter the last update their is no more autocorrect in telegram, as if I was writing a password.
Remove words from autocomplete permanently.3 votes 1 commentairePlease add the option to remove words from the dictionary permanently. For example, remove "y" permanently. I either have stupid big thumbs or crappy hand eye coordination, but I often hit y instead of the suggested word. I've also removed "God" from the dictionary multiple times, but it keeps coming back. There's no reason for god to be capitalized when you say "god damnit" or "oh god". Are SwiftKey developers particularly religious folks? If not, why does this (and other deleted words) keep being added back to the dictionary?
Disable period key next to spacebar3 votes 4 commentairesHi, love SwiftKey till the end, but almost everytime I use SwiftKey, all.my.sentences.look.like.this. The spacebar is shrinked from the right side thanks to a period being there, and I have made so many misclicks on it since I always use the right part of the spacebar to enter a space. An option to remove that period would be very welcomed. SwiftKey has literally been my go-to keyboard for like 2 years now, but no matter how long I've been with it, that period still gets in the way. Any help is appreciated.
How do i get SwiftKey autocorrect to actually correct things?3 votes 2 commentairesSo im used to Samsungs autocorrect, or well any autocorrect in General. But this here SwiftKey is basically useless. It doesnt do anything. It doesnt recognize misspelked words or it Will put misspelked words into its set of remembered words and autocorrect the correctly soelled words with nonsebse (as yoi van see in my typing). It doesnt ubderstand punctuation or even recognize anything and i dobt get it. The only words it has actually soelled rigt it SwiftKey, pizza, and autocorrect. Any help would be much appreciated.
Translator3 votes 6 commentaires
Tried using the translator for days now and yet it say something went wrong, restarted my phone many time yet it's not working can you fix this issue please
Hold press for question mark doesn't work3 votes 7 commentairesI have the S10+ and after update to android 10, I can no longer long press the dot button, next to the space. Tap for a dot works but long press for question mark for example does not. Tried to restart my phone but did not help. Tried to change the theme but did not help. How can I fix this?