How can we improve SwiftKey?

Forward Delete Key

I like to delete characters to the right of my cursor.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's such a micky mouse keyboard without this. Probably one of the most basic things a keyboard should have.

      • SabSab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this ever going to be added or..? Very useful key. I would appreciate it if you could add it, as the cursor sometimes doesn't let you move it to the last character, and a forward delete key would make deleting that character possible, despite the cursor not cooperating.

      • Alison Alison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm making the switch from BlackBerry and was shocked to discover there's no forward delete key. How is this possible?!

      • Daniel Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add a delete key, a very useful key on computer and a needed one even if never seen elsewhere.

      • J Webb J Webb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The sole reason for my search for a new keyboard was to get a DEL (forward) key, or at least shift/delete, or even arrows. I read in a forum that SwiftKey has it. Not so. At least not in the tablet version. Going back to Android until I can find something that will forward delete.

      • DagmarDagmar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be beneficial to have this function while the cursor doesn't always end up where I want to put it. I have to tap more times often and forward delete would solve this issue.
        Thanks

      • AZClifAZClif commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Other keyboards use the Shift+Backspace for this. Please add soon. It has to be a very simple tweak in the code. Little effort, huge impact. Thanks.

      • TimTim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be VERY useful, especially if you accidentally scroll one letter to the right. Blackberry had a delete and a backspace key, no reason why Swiftkey shouldn't have this option too. Perhaps it could be done via a press and hold -> swipe option, like the period / question mark key, that way we could have backspace, delete, delete current word, ...

      • PowersimonPowersimon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, I often need to delete only one letter, so I think a swype would be just "too much" for this purpose. Better to add a key.

      • Xavier DéryXavier Déry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OR (sorry for the double post) we could be able to SELECT what swiping left, up and right do in the SETTINGS ! ! ! Of course swiping down closes the keyboard and that's never gonna have to change.

      • Xavier DéryXavier Déry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Naaah, it would be so much better if swiping right had the "End" function ! You touche where you want to fiddle with what you've typed, do it, and then swipe right to get to the end of the line and start typing again ! !

      • Jim Butt Jim Butt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Shift-bkspce would be so easy to add. You're wasting the key by not having a dual role.

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