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Dedicated punctuation keys

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    JohnJohn shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    MimeMime shared a merged idea: I hate the sliding question mark and the sliding exclamation point doesn't work at all. I am sorry I did the so-called upgrade.  ·   · 
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    JoshJosh shared a merged idea: Option to revert punctuation marks back to original position on keyboard.  ·   · 
    SheenySheeny shared a merged idea: The slide "?" and "!" makes it difficult and not faster, please return to the original setting, its a degrade rather than an upgrade !  ·   · 
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      • Eduardo SouzaEduardo Souza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why can't you put an option for the question mark button ?
        Who prefers to slide choose slide and we who don't, use a button !

        Wasn't this supposed to be a customizable keyboard ?

      • Angelo PSAngelo PS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sorry if someone else already wrote about this, 11 pages of comments are too much for me.
        To people who buy smartphones and case protection (an obvious inversion to someone who spend 600-800 bucks or more in a phone) it's very unnatural to swipe to the right to insert the question mark, hitting the border of the case.
        I have the spanish QWERTY layout and two languages selected (English and Spanish). For me it's very uncomfortable to have the question mark at the end of a left-to-right punctuation keys menu.
        I miss my old version of swiftkey where this keys were at the beginning of the punctuation menu (to the left of the screen) and not at the end (to the right), close to the border of the phone...
        Thanks for the support.

      • SueSue commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nice video, but many of us can't easily slide left for the ! ... The ¿¡ are in the way. The comma is in the way, and also has its own key. The period is also in the way, which, yes, is its own key when you don't long press. That's FOUR unnecessary marks in the way. Easy fix... If all of the posts about this were merged, there would be millions of votes ¿

      • Bronislav ShtromBronislav Shtrom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This still hasn't been brought back? My god, how hard is it to understand that we don't like having to slide? Make the people who use Flow have to do it, but not for everybody. I messed up sliding question marks three times trying to type just those two sentences, and yes I'm not holding down but sliding. This is cumbersome and STILL feels unnatural even while using it for so long now.

        And why is there still an extra comma? It wastes my time to have to it skip it.

        Give back the ?/! Key and the ./, Key! Please, I beg you.

        Four times to try to slide out the right punctuation keys there. Four freaking times

      • Katherine Katherine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The period should not be the short press option since it is already just as fast to double tap the space bar. Question mark should be the short tap option to the right of the space bar. The long press slide option should not include comma since that is already on the keyboard. I would also like a much faster way to put multiple exclamation marks!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is better than have dot, because it is already achievable by double tap on space bar.

      • PolarisPolaris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we have the punctuation marks in the prediction bar? Makes typing so much faster & easier.

      • AnubhavAnubhav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It does not always work correctly. Quite often I end up with a comma or a period. Plz incorporate these punctuation marks in the long press of alphabets.

      • David CameronDavid Cameron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You wouldn't need to make a youtube video if it worked correctly ;-) would you ml (oops it did it again!)?

      • David CameronDavid Cameron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I still hate the lack of a dedicated question mark key. Even with the May 2013 update I've typed ml once when trying to add a question mark and another time it simply didn't add the question mark. This is unacceptable. It's time to fix it! Give us options!

      • JiraffeJiraffe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This works provided you slide all the way left to where the exclamation mark is, but that isn't quick at all. Don't know why the option to select the period and comma appear in the long press list as they already have dedicated buttons. Please fix this thanks!

      • JenniJenni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I mind the long press, just don't think there is a need comma on the punctuation key when it's already stationary on the left side of the keyboard.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like long press for explanation and question marks. I hate the slide thing. Also where the heck is the percent symbol.

      • ScottScott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        please make an option to disable the long press and slide punctuation. It takes too much precision. The old long press underneath the period was perfect. Please make an option to select that if we want it.

      • John WJohn W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I liked it soooooo much better when it predicted that I would be using three exclamations... Like this!!!

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