Backspace should return to previous word (Undo function)
When a word is corrected but wasn't required to be, the user should be able to go back to the original word by pressing backspace
Say I type `bykes` and this gets corrected to `bikes`, then if I touch backspace, then revert the word to `bykes`. It may happen that `bykes` is a legitimate word (e.g., a brand name). Right now it stays as `bikes`, I need to delete almost the entire word, retype `ykes` and then if I hit space swiftkey corrects it again!.
This will allow to easily revert wrong corrections
Sometimes when you type a custom word and it auto corrects to something from the dictionary so you press the back button to delete it.
And you have to delete the entire word and start afreash.
can't you make it like the samsung keyboard that comes prebuilt with the phone that when you add a custom word and it auto corrects to something so you press back to delete and it shows the custom word again.
I know this doesnt make sense(i am not a good writer) :p
e.g word : Janmejay
auto corrects to something
so when you press back it should bring back janmejay
hence saves the time of deleting the entire auto corrected word
I find it annoying that if I keep correcting a prediction, I have to click on the prediction that I typed. I wish there was an easier way to put in the odd words the keyboard doesn't know. Android keyboard does this nifty thing where if you hit delete after a space, it'll change your auto corrected word to the unauto corrected version.
draw a z on keyboard to go back to what you typed before auto correct jumped in and got rid of all the long word you just typed
Backspace key to revert auto corrected. words
Unless I have missed it, an UNDO fn would be useful
Unless I have missed it, an UNDO fn would be useful
Sometimes I know best. As with the HTC builtin keyboard, when I backspace after a suggestion, it should revert to what I actually typed!
if a word was wrongly corrected after I used 'space', when I hit backspace I would like to go back to the word I typed and not to the corrected one.
BetterKyboard 8 and Smart Keyboard pro both support this feature, but SwiftKey does not.
When I type a custom word and then hit the spacebar on accident, the suggested word WILL replace my custom word HOWEVER, on the other apps, when I backspace, my custom word comes back in place of the prediction. With swiftkey, the predicted word stays there. So basically, this means that whenever i am wanting to type a custom word, and accidentally hit the spacebar, I have to erase the predicition and start all over. This wastes a lot of time.
Does anyone understand what I am trying to explain?
On the stock ICS keyboard, if you take an auto-suggestion, then decide you don't want it, you backspace and it auto-reverts back to the word you just typed in. It's handy when you make a small error and don't feel like retyping the word.
I'd like to see this feature built in also. :)
After SwiftKey fills in a prediction which you didn't want, pressing backspace should undo the auto completion.
Some keyboards do this, and it's really useful. (I don't remember if it was SlideIt, or the Sony Ericsson keyboard which does it, sorry, but one of them for sure).
I fin it frustrating that SK will keep suggesting words when my pressing delete should indicate they are incorrect. Example:
1. Type "pref" and Press space
2. SK autocorrect to "prefer"... But I wanted "pref" like a user pref... So I hit backspace to correct it.
3. Sk again autocorrects "pref" to "prefer"... So I back up and try again. It will do this endlessly, auto correcting what you have shows you don't want.
(this is even more annoying when the autocorrect is changing a plural to singular... It will just keep removing the" s" I keep adding.
Oddly, it *will* remember the change for the next time it encounters the word (the next time, it knew I meant pref)
Suggest: If the the user overrides an auto-correct 2x, don't keep auto correcting it.
When we press space bar, and suggested word will punch in. It will be great if, When press backspace key, original user entered word will replace suggested word.
If I accidentally accept a suggestion and want to go back to what I had initially typed, I have to type it all over again instead of the keyboard automatically going back to what I had initially typed. Thumb Keyboard will do this as standard already - surprised yours doesn't too.
Sometimes, when entering words that aren't in the dictionary, one need to press the corresponding suggestion or spelling above the keyboard and not the spacebar as it will eventually change the desired spelling to the closest match in the dictionary. As it is one sometimes does hit the spacebar and boom the wrong word is there... A great feature would be if one could hit backspace and the original spelling of the entered word would reappear, so one could just hit the appropriate button on the top instead of rewriting the whole word. Is it possible to keep that last word somewhere in a clipboard?
When swiftkey predicts a word incorrectly, deleting the space autommatically added after that word would change the predicted word to what you actually typed. Just like smart keyboard does. (now you have to actually delete the whole predicted word and type it again)
Make the suggestion on the furthest left part of the suggestion-row "remember" the typed letters. This way if I write a word that is not yet in the dictionary, and I notice after hitting space that autocorrect changed my intended word, I can just hit backspace so that the word is highlighted and then hit the left most suggestion which will be the letter combination I originally typed. This function is standard on HTC keyboard, and saves you lot of time, especially when SwiftKey is newly installed and hasn't learnt many of the user's used words.
Have SwiftKey remember the word prior to auto-correct. When any part of the word is selected, make that previous word an option (maybe consistently on the left).
Please make the backspace button operate as an "undo" function rather than just deleting the previous character. Specifically, if I hit Space and the previous word is replaced with a suggestion, if I then hit Backspace, it should undo the suggestion and return the spelling of the word back to whatever I originally typed.
Frequently the autocorrect function inserts the wrong word, which is frustrating because then you have to delete most or all of the word and type it again. I really wish that I could undo wrong autocorrections by hitting Backspace.
Yes, this was normal function before installing Swiftkey.
If a wrong word gets suggested/filled in, backspace should go back to the original word typed. Perhaps it was correct = happens to me a lot using 3 languages. This is very frustrating to go back over and over again and ending up with the same wrong suggestion.
Julián Menéndez commented
The most anoying issue of Swiftkey... if I could spend my 10 votes on this request, I would ;)
Matteo Fortini commented
Same for me here, I have both the smartphone and tablet paid versions, but I keep installing and uninstalling it every new release because I am too used to stock Android keyboard behavior, which I think is quite common sense btw and avoids me some embarrassments due to SwiftKey 's autocorrect.
Just uninstalled because swiftkey doesn't have this. Please email me if you add this and I will use you app as my primary keyboard!
Naz Mir commented
Backspace should work like default jellybean keyboard. Hitting it once should replace suggestion with original word.
I find this very annoying when SwiftKey doesn't recognize my word and tries to autocorrect it. If you are typing everything in English there is no issue, but if you are using shortcuts or typing a non English word(HINGLISH) in English going back deleting the entire word, typing it again and making sure I tap the original word instead of letting SwiftKey autocorrect it again is a huge process.
The ONLY thing I like in the stock AOSP keyboard is this. I sometimes just keep going back to it because of this feature.
Fabrizio Mentrasti commented
Add an option to display three suggestion also when I flow
Dennis Forbes commented
A hundred times this. I have removed swiftkey because of this incredible feature gap. Was just searching to see if it had been fixed yet to find that incredibly it has not
+3 more votes. Either backspace or some other way to revert, like a gesture.
Stephane M commented
I totally agree, an undo function is needed. Quite often I type a new
Word and SwiftKey replaces it with something else. The undo function
Would have the advantage to allow SwiftKey to learn that the changyit
District was a mistake.
Amin Sabet commented
1000 times yes. It's because this feature is missing that I can't use Swiftkey as my main keyboard.
Great keyboard but this feature should really be included.
+3 votes for this feature.
Dean Reimer commented
Yes, yes, yes!
use the undo key... which still needs to be implemented... and not plein backspace. Add undo to the backspace key like comma on period key.
Tiff R commented
I hate having to re type my word after swift key auto corrects it its a pain in the rear
Chris Baker commented
This goes along with my idea and needs to be dealt with immedietly. Kinda wish I could get my money back now.
Alex T commented
Agree, this is my biggest frustration with this keyboard
yeah, not using swiftkey anymore.. this feature is a deal breaker for me.