Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction
Add an option to disable automatic space after completing a word in flow. Instead add space after I have either chosen a suggestion is state typing a new word This way I could choose the proper suggestion much faster or need be correct my previous typing.
Give me an option to turn off adding a space after every period. It messes up urls and stripped emoticons
Sometimes when you're entering your email or a username that has a period in it you get an automatic space which sometimes results in a wrong username.
Would really like the option do disable/enable auto-space after punctuation (.,!), particularly period. Would make entering e.g. adresses and version number strings (which I do a lot) much less of a hassle.
And related, an option to do the same for prediction: Some languages, e.g. Swedish, uses composite words (combining word stems/lexemes into one word) extensively.
This issue is something we’ve thought about on many occasions, as it would definitely simplify some of the typing use cases.
One of the primary problems is that people often build words by selecting the root or prefix and then adding a suffix. For instance, if I want the word “predicting” I might select “predict”, then add the “ing”. In this case, if you add space before a prediction, there’s no way of knowing if the user intended to start the next word or add to the selected word.
In the absence of a space after a prediction, a user whose cursor was next to the end of a word would not know if the predictions/corrections that they saw related to the word they are currently “in”, or to the next word.
There may be a way to solve this problem via probabilistic modelling, but it’s definitely non-trivial. We’ll be thinking about it.
Mark Greene commented
email addresses with a period before the @, urls, ip addresses etc. are all problematic. It would be nice to select literal mode from a period long tap. It's quite frustrating for these things as it is, and requires a kb switch sometimes.
Annette Savage commented
this is a constant annoyance as my email has several periods in it. no spaces. the fact that the keyboard can never remember my email address nor remove spaces is a personal deal breaker
Paul Davies commented
Please listen to your customers ! This request is not going away, but your customers will be...
Siva Pratap commented
Please provide an option to disable this auto space. I had to switch keyboard just for avoiding this. Listen to the consumers.
Still thinking about it? This has come up in some way, shape, or form since 2011.
I challenge you to offer those of us who paid for your product a refund if we are not satisfied.
I honestly have no idea why SwiftKey gets so much acclaim and accolade, it hardly deserves it. It does very little, if anything at all, better than many other keyboards around.
Swype does this perfectly well.
it's impossable to change config setting or write any code with autospacing.
Dolan Antenucci commented
I agree with many of the other users; add a button to UI to switch to manual-typing / no-auto-complete
I agree with other users who have posted here. Web addresses are difficult to type when SwiftKey adds the space in the middle of a URL suffix. This feature also leaves junk spaces everywhere: at the end of every message or e-mail you send, when entering contacts in your phone you get an extra space between the First and Last Name, etc.
definitely I love this keyboard but autospace after punctuation made me mad and cracy....
I would vote for disabling it (or adding option for disabling it) with 100 votes if I got them...
Ferdinand Soethe commented
with German as my native language I'd really like you to make space after completion optional. so many words in our language are assembled from two or more words without a space. as an Alternative: how about a key or gesture that removes space (and caps) between the last 2 words. Applied repeatedly you could glue as many words as you like.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LET US CHOOSE TO DISABLE AUTO-SPACING!
Swype lets you do it.
Swype just gets slow compared to SwiftKey.
I'd love SwiftKey if I could get rid of autospacing entirely, it's great on everything else - every once in a while I try a new keyboard in the hope that it's exactly like SwiftKey minus autospacing.
John-Michael Spangler commented
I am good with just disabling the space after a punctuation. It is difficult to type in an email or Web address in a document when it keeps putting a space after the . In. Com
Space after period makes it frustrating to enter urls. Please add option to disable space after period.
This has been going on for years. Has this issue been progressed since October last year? Please look into it further.
Please split this into two issues:
Auto-space after word prediction accepted
Auto-space after punctuation
Personally, I just want to be able to somehow disable auto-space after period. A lot of what I enter has embedded periods (URL/URIs, IPs, passwords, numbers, code). Best for me would be a regex, as in "do not insert a space after "..." where ... could be a list of characters or a regex (e.g. "\d[,.]"). Then if someone needed to disable auto-space in a particular situation, it would be a matter of asking the forums for the regex rather than waiting on developers (who seem to have other things to do - 40 pages of complaint here is *not* a good sign).
Kenya Vinson commented
I hate that after each period (or other punctuation to end a ssntemce ) it spaces. I spend too much time going back and deleting the extra space because I'm so used to adding a space myself. It slows me down. Please let us choose this or choose to disable!
Michael J Bristow Jr commented
The auto space often screws up filling out forms. I get the "zip code must be only 5 characters" warning all the time. It's always a big hassle because the sites make you reenter your password and any captcha security codes, which half the time aren't refreshed causing another round of reentering....
Definitely hate spaces auto inserted All The Time. I waste more time going back and removing them than I do actually writing.