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.
Disable Auto-Correct/Replace? Hi. I'm ready to purchase SwiftKey yet cannot find evidence that auto-correct/replace can be disabled in the paid version. I've grown so tired of typing the word I want, only to have the free version replace it automatically with what it "thinks" I meant. I can turn off auto-correct/replacement on my Android's standard keyboard, yet doing so seems impossible with the free version of SwiftKey. Will the paid version allow for this?
Swype keeps auto-spacing after any punctuation. I have to fix mistakes caused by it CONSTANTLY. I have to refer to it as "auto-changer", because it's not correcting errors, it's changing flawless sentences.
We don't ask you to kill somebody, just DISABLE THE F...ING AUTOSPACING !!!!!
We're asking you this about an year ago !!!!!
Please can we have an option stop spaces being put in automatically after full stops and commas.
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.
Just add a simple option to disable the space after a . !
You HAVE to do this! How can you else write www.sdfsdfsdfs.com without going back two times?
I do a lot of python coding and file manipulation on my phone.
A space after every dot makes my life a nightmare, for instance when I try to correct a script or even just rename a file... I'm about to uninstall the app... please give us the option to make SwiftKey write what we type: no less, no more!
We don't want you to THINK about it, we want you to DO it. Give us a button that disables auto-spacing (ALL auto-spacing, after words AND after punctuation) and makes the board type what we tell it to, not what some stupid algorithm THINKS we're telling it to. I'll add my own spaces, thak you very much.
Andrew Paul commented
Was this solved ? i am fed up of taking 10 minutes to type an email or url...
Curtis Frazier commented
Do what Swype does. If you Swype from the Swype symbol to the backspace key, it doesn't insert a space before the next word. Why do you guys insert a <space> after the '$' sign anyway? That needs to be turned off.
As previously stated, in other languages apart from English (I'm Swedish), we don't want the space after words. Why not have it as a choice?
The automatic space after each word makes this app unusable, especially in other languages than english.
My name commented
Or add keys for switch with.com.es.org
I agree. Typing in URLs or sometimes making little faces like "._." is incredibly frustrating. Not to mention that after putting a period at the end of a text or something gets annoying too because there is always an extra space that I have to delete.
Make an efficiency counter to count how many times auto space made me retype or use backspace
Perry Kahai commented
Sarah, the situation you describe does not make sense to me. But here's what makes sense (and I see it in many comments): Spacing and Prediction are two totally unrelated features. People (including me) are having problems because you have merged them into one option. One should never try to merge two mutually-exclusive features.
I like it that it inserts a space after a period or comma... sometimes. I like the feature until I start typing an email address or Url. Any other time is good and appreciated.
Ankit Chauhan commented
Please do something about this. Atleast give an option to disable this.
Plassse haaalp. Remove auto space after period. Plassse.
Typing in urls (which I do a LOT) is totally frustrating.
Sheridan Vespo commented
How can a company that prides itself with workplace awards be so ignorant towards their customers?
This request has been open for a loooong time and all we got was a response that is 5 months old as of now, which also misses the point. Shame on you Sarah and shame on SwiftKey!
This is the second most requested feature, please go ahead and find a solution already!
To address Sarah's concerns:
People DO (as you said) "often build words by selecting the root or prefix and then adding a suffix". You got that right, but your example is BS. You are implying that selecting "predict" and then adding "ing" would work well, but this is exactly the case that we are complaining about. If you did exactly that, you would need to hit backspace to delete that one space added in between.
THen you continue talking about what would happen if you added the space BEFORE a prediction, which, as you correctly pointed out, makes not much sense.
We do not want spaces AT ALL! There is no question of whether before or after predictions would be better, the question is to remove them entirely!
But there is more: You continue with the case that we actually request: no spaces. You then say, that the user would not now whether displayed predictions are for the completion of the current word, or for a new word.
If you are at the end of one word, the predictions would ALWAYS be for the current word (i.e. possible suffixes). If you hit space now, you get a space and you obviously want a new word, so you get new word predictions. Is that so hard?
If a user specifically disabled auto-spacing, I am sure he is willing to hit space once to get to the new word predictions. Please don't worry, that you might put a little stain on the oh-so-perfect typing stats with swiftkey, if a user needs one extra button press. We want that one button press and are o.k. with it.
Please do your part!
Adrian Bjugård commented
Oh and of course, the ability to disable automatic correction of words when I press a punctuation character, as it messes up anything related to programming.
Adrian Bjugård commented
How about a settings panel "Enable automatic space after:" and then combo boxes:
Wouldn't that almost completely solve the issue here?
A simple option to disable space adding would suffice. Let's be honest: You would like to have a very simple and straight-forward software. I even had to use backspace to type straightforward with a dash.
My language has a lot of words one can shorten by using this simple character but it turns out to be a pain typing them with SwiftKey.
Also, should one review the text he/she typed, selecting a different word just before a punctuation sign would add... you guessed: a space!
If it were for us to be honest and to admit the obvious, keyboards should not add characters!!! I mean what classical pc keyboard ads space for you? Have you thought what would programmers do with this keyboard?...I'd burn it...
Also (although different topic): (fyi: using ":" after ")" has bad results) since no letter is available itself one you long press it, why would "." still be available?
Will buy this software when it has the required options and fixes.