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Can't change default search engine С ответом2 проголосовали 4 прокомментировалиI'm a Bing user and my swiftkey on Android don't have any option to change the default search engine from Google to Bing. I need help.
Dictionary doesn't sync to new phone С ответом1 голос 1 комментарийI installed and logged in the app yesterday on my new phone but my dictionary from the old phone isn't transferred to the new one. I've tried to click sync multiple times and the date/time is updated but the words are never added. Am I missing something?
Slow perf leading to unintended long-presses С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийSometimes Swiftkey has pretty serious performance issues where the keyboard really slows down or even freezes for a second. This then spirals into it incorrectly interpreting a normal press as a long-press. Ironically, this is the worst when using Outlook & Teams, which I assume is because they are somewhat intensive or inefficient apps.
Transliteration disable option С ответом-1 проголосовали 1 комментарий
I want to turn off transliteration but I can't find it in the settings
Suggestions for toggle options0 проголосовали 1 комментарийI have skme gripes that my only option to produce these results is to switch to a different keyboard. Here are some options that should be added: When you select a period "." to enter in a decimal number it wont auto snap to the previous word. Example: I made. 54% progress instead of. 9% Another suggestion is to remove certain saved words. I don't need the app auto correcting my correct words to a spelling error I made way too many time. Example, 8n instead of in. Another suggestion, remove the deleting of spaces at the end of the sentence after pressing the return key. In certain apps like reddit if you press the return key to go to a new line it will delete an extra space at the end of the previous line. This causes issues when an app determines a new line based on whether or not there is a space at the end of the last word. Because all are removed, it will be seen as not putting a space or an end line and it will just concat the first word of the next paragraph to the previous word. This may be app specific since it only applies when new line using the return key is not seen as a character. But removing a ton of spaces requires me to mash the space bar 3 or 4 times to make sure there are spaces at the end.
Fyom? Really? С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийI've been taking screenshots of examples where SwiftKey autocorrects a word that is spelled correctly by me into gibberish. I saw myself type (using keys not swipe) "fro" and as soon as I added the "m" to write the word "from" it autocorrected it to "fyom." The word "from" became an option in the bar on the left, but why would it not leave a perfectly good word alone? I have many other screenshots just like this. I'm using a Pixel 4a 5g on Android 11 Please figure out how to get back to the amazing SwiftKey of old... -Chris
Search Tab С ответом6 проголосовали 11 прокомментировалиThere used to be a search icon on the top of the keyboard that'd take you to Google. Was that removed in the recent update? Or did I accidentally toggle it off? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Cannot Slide a Word С ответом1 голос 1 комментарийTry to slide the word Tied, and every time I try it throws the word Tired in...
Diacritics disappear С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийWhen sending a text the diacritic sings in my language disappear. It's only possible to use English letters, which is not nice. How can I type in my own language?
Вопрос С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийПочему у меня нет значка прикрепить?
android replaces 'a' with the @ symbol, fix? С ответом0 проголосовали 2 прокомментировали3 times out of 4 when I tap for the a char I get an unwanted @ symbol. Setting? Fix?
Keyboard icon (Input selection) disappeared С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
The keyboard icon (allowing to switch to another installed keyboard) in the bottom-right corner disappeared.
Other keyboards are active (under Manage Keyboards in Settings).
Android 11, Pixel 4a 5g, August 2021 update.
Swiftkey version: 188.8.131.52
Clipboard not syncing between Android devices С ответом1 голос 1 комментарий
I have set up backup and sync but pinned clipboard items do not sync to other Android devices signed in with the same Microsoft account. Is it not possible to sync clipboard items between Android devices?
Pesky keyboard С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийBeliw my switkey keyboard is a blank space, with a keyboardsymbol in the right of it. This ishighly frustrating since isuddenly have a spacebar that is way up from where i am used to. Using a oneplus 9. Can i get rid of the blank space?
Missing letter ē С ответом1 голос 3 прокомментировали
I'm missing the letter "ē" in SwiftKey.
I've already activated all accented characters in the settings,
Anyway this letter is missing.
Does anyone have a solution for this?
I do not want to switch the keyboards all the time. :)
Writing a message with Swiftkey impossible, deleting the whole message while writing. С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
I've had this problem for quite long now in Android Swiftkey. When I try to write a message, at some point the keyboard deletes it completely. Not just last word, but everything, whole message. And obviously there is no undo or anything to have it back, so it's completely lost and very annoying bug.
I've not been able to recognize what the trigger for this is. It might be "space", or ".", but "backspace" has done it also. It happens typically in mobile Firefox browser in a forum, but I've seen it happening also for example in reddit app, so I think it's not app related. Instead Swiftkey is having some bug.
lỗi ko dịch và đăng nhập vào đc С ответом1 голос 1 комментарийapp mình xài không thể nhập văn bản để dịch, luôn bị lỗi hiện chữ kiểm tra lại kết nối net, và lỗi ko đăng nhập tk mìh vào dc, m đã xóa cài lại vẫn vậy
"shift keys" / special keys won't show2 проголосовали 4 прокомментировали
So I got a new phone, the Xperia XZ3, and I'm trying to make the keyboard show all the special keys, but can't find the setting for it. On my last phone, the XZ, it showed those characters as standard, being greyed out on top of the main keys. They still work tho, if I long press M I get / but it's absurd to have to memorize all of them. Any1 know how to make them appear? Thanks
Keyboard crashing whenever i type a specific sentance С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
I was going to post a story on instagram which was going to say ''HOW DO YOU GET VERFIED AS'' but whenever i did it with caps the keyboard just kept on crashing and it happens with other sentances that i dont remember. I use Huawei p20 Lite
Please include your own system-wide spell-checker (red underline) with the app.2 проголосовали 2 прокомментировали
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.
Russian words appears in Ukrainian keyaboard and vice versa С ответом1 голос 1 комментарий
Russian and Ukrainian languages are very uncomfortable to wright because keyaboards arent sepparated. Russian words appears in Ukrainian keyaboard and vice versa.
Tasto per fare ricerche su Google С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийDa un paio di settimane il tasto per cercare su Google (la lente di ingrandimento) è scomparso dalla mia tastiera. Ho provato a riordinare la barra degli strumenti, ma quel tasto non c'è. Qualcuno ha lo stesso problema? Sapete se dipende dagli ultimi aggiornamenti? Grazie in anticipo
日本語キーボード配列 С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарий今、SwiftKeyの中で12キーとQWERTYの２つのキーボード配列があります。GODAN配列を使い慣れるから、SwiftKeyに切り替えてちょっと困っています。GODAN配列という機能を追加して欲しいです。
Emoji search (as in Gboard)29 проголосовали 33 прокомментировали
It would be quite useful, if there were a way to search for emojis, when the Emoji button has been pressed.
It should be kind of like how Gboard does it, where you switch to Emoji mode and then you can search (eg. you type "cat" and see the cat emoji 🐈).
This is a feature request for the SwitfKey Android keyboard; I cannot use Swiftmoji, as it is english only and not available in Switzerland.
I need the Themes with Key-boarder only. I don't want the symbols to be shown. С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийNormally your themes with key-boarder always come with symbols. Please create new themes for me with only keyboarder.
How do I remove the prediction bar from SwiftKey? [You can't] С ответом21 проголосовали 94 прокомментировали
I do not want any suggestions. please tell me how to remove these?
How to change size of entered characters С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарийSome apps, e.g. Telegram, do not provide for that setting. Is there a way to adjust the size of characters that you type?
Swiftkey showing numerical pin on the prediction bar С ответом0 проголосовали 1 комментарий
When I type my numerical pin on my App Lock (Norton App Lock) the pin is visible in prediction bar as I type. This is very unfeasible as other people can read what my pin is.
This doesnt happen on Gboard and other keyboards that I have tried so it's not an issue of the Pin app but an issue related to Swiftkey.
New to SwiftKey... capitalization question0 проголосовали 0 прокомментировали
I'm coming from gboard, and I love the ability to select a word and hit the shift key to cycle through capitalization of the word. Does SwiftKey have the same feature? I tried using the same method, and it didn't work. What am I doing wrong?
Swiftkey increase ergonomics in hand position0 проголосовали 0 прокомментировали
I come from being an iOS user and recently bought an android phone a OnePlus6T. I love everything about it, however my thumbs have been really hurting from staying in a downwards position. Is there a way of inserting some space bellow the keyboard?
I know the screenshot is gboard but its the same case for swift key.