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  1. Add and maintain a stock Android theme updated with each release of Android

    there are quite a few threads in here talking about a stock Google Android theme. Instead of requesting an Android specific theme like jelly bean or holo, this request is to maintain a theme that always looks like the most current version of the stock Android theme.

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      125 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        under review  ·  130 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It would be great if you offered an open source API for making themes. it would be a real hit with the android theme community.

        It would be great if you offered an open source API for making themes. it would be a real hit with the android theme community, and would guarantee a TON of additional customers.

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          46 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            34 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adjustable transparency of secondary characters in minimal/spotlight themes

            The ability to change the transparency/visibility of the secondary characters in themes where they are not shown.

            685 votes
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              17 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello Community,

              I’m Ryan, a SwiftKey Community Manager. Thank you for the feedback on the themes.

              After reading through the comments I have a few things to say.

              - These were designed on purpose to have a very beautiful theme that has more design flavor than the minimal themes.

              - The secondary characters are still there, you just need to longpress and know where they are (I know that’s where it gets tricky)

              - I have modified the name of the thread to reflect the actual idea – which is the ability to alter the transparency of the secondary characters.

              Again, thank you for the feedback on the new themes.

            • Update the Holo theme with white text to match Android 4.4

              Along with Android 4.4 came the updated Google Keyboard, and I just think the Holo theme for SwiftKey should be updated with white text instead of blue to match the new design. I would start using the theme if it was like that, I love the color in the new Google Keyboard

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                8 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 360 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 331 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please consider dividing "Theme" into "Style" & "Text Color" choices.

                    Instead of the current limited method of picking one "Theme" that puts the style and button text, symbol, or punctuation color into a choice that the user may not really care for one or the other of, please consider dividing "Theme" into "Style" & "Text Color" choices. This would allow for specific button style & color customization. Taking away the limitation of the user selecting a "packaged deal", so to speak, would be a simple enhancement that would be easy to implement, and probably much appreciated by your loyal customer base.

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                      2 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make the sensor area for shift, backspace and space smaller so they are not accidentally pressed when typing...

                      If the sensor size of these keys were reduced so that only the bottom half of the space key worked, for example, then this would avoid the very common problem of pressing these keys accidentally. Perhaps this could be user defined as a percentage of the original size.

                      When pressing a for example, a good percentage of the time the shift key is accidentally pressed. Of only the bottom left of this key was sensitive then accidental pressing would be greatly reduced but purposeful pressing would be still possible... for example:

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                      Whet the = is the only sensitive…

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                        15 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 209 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Holo keyboard to look more like the stock Google keyboard (less blue everywhere, more monochromatic).

                          I want the holo theme to look more like the stock Google keyboard (less blue everywhere, more monochromatic).

                          Also a white-styled stock Google keyboard. It would be the best mixed of design and swiftkey tech.

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                            5 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              3 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Jelly Bean Theme

                              We want the original Jelly Bean theme to the next version of swiftkey.

                              142 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Appearance of SHIFT key should change more obviously

                                The appearance of the shift key is no different in lowercase and uppercase, it only changes when locked on all caps (and this difference is too subtle in "dark" and "neon" themes). i waste time looking back & forth between the shift key and the rest of the keyboard to see if shift key is on, off or locked. It would be nice if there was a more obvious difference between the 3 shift key positions (a different color for each postion?).

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                                  3 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow to set themes based on app, so my light colored apps have keyboard that matches them, but my darker colored apps have a separate theme

                                  Not sure if this can be done within the constrains of Android OS, but I'd like a different theme for say, hangouts, than for my calendar app, than for my email app... it would be nice if the keyboard theme changed automatically to my desired preset when I open that app, and just have a default theme for apps which aren't defined.

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                                    7 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable use of 3rd party themes.

                                    Allow compatibly for 3rd party theming apps so that developers can create their own themes that are usable with Swiftkey,

                                    97 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 96 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 83 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create more themes or develop theme maker

                                          Create a program to build personal theme would be amazing. Or a gallery for people to develop themes to sell

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