dedicated punctuation. bring back exclamation mark and question mark
The recent update spoilt the core functionality of the original SK. It slows down the typing speed when you guys hide exclamation and question mark!
Old style of question mark was much better I was really unhappy with that update I don't need so big space bar If somebody likes it just make it customise
The program seems to have deleted words I use frequently and now suggests two word combinations. And please go back to single punctuation mark. It now takes more effort to get a question mark or exclamation.
Well well , For what i think , Exclamation mark and Question Mark in the same Keyboard is quite troublesome. So i think , Exclamation mark and Question Mark must not be in the same keyboard. =)
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I don't need math functions on letter keys. Punctuation would be best on main keys. + is on h and ill never use it. Why not put the? on it instead of making me go to the period, hold it down, and then slide to the "?"?
I miss in SwiftKey 3 the option to do directly a questionmark. It was still in SwiftKey x, I need it. Maybe bring it back in the main board of this keyboard
The new keyboard isn't as user friendly as the old one. Takes too long to get to the ? and ! now. Also needs a ".com" button
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You need to bring back the shorter space bar and eliminate the stupid multi-button for the !,.? keys. ALSO, you took out the percent sign! Why on earth would you do that???
Sliding from the numbers to a question mark was faster and I think you should bring it back.
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.
Interrogative point is not confortable, i propose a preference in order to choose which point or comma use as direct. Now is simple point, i need Interrogative point as first choiche
Please make the '?' a hard press. The button is way too small for a swipe. Every single time I try it, I have to do it a second or third time to get the '?'. On top of that, because I have it set to auto space after a period I now have to back space twice to delete the period and then make another attempt at a '?'. No bueno. No bueno indeed.
Possibly we can get rid of one of the two '@' symbols. Seems redundant.
Put back the exclamation point
Making the space bar smaller and giving the exclamation and question mark would be a nice addition.
I understand that you can "slide left/right" I to get the exclamation point and question mark, but I want to just be able to click it like before. I stopped using the Swype keyboard for a reason.
I'm a great supporter of Swiftkey, and like most of your innovations. However, the "swiping' of the special "!.,?" key in order to get those characters is, for me, quite bothersome. I keep on hunting for the ? key.
There have been several posts here and on Google Play to offer the "old" style as a setup option. I agree with these users. Some people will love it, but those of us with fat fingers and small screens like the old way.
Please consider this as an enhancement on future versions.
Everyone has a unique style of writing and uses different style of so called "punctuation expressions" personally, I would love to see an option to customize my punctuation buttons. I use the exclamation and question mark the most (besides the period and comma) and I don't like the long press feature to choose from the different punctuation. I would love for there to be a period/comma button and a question mark/exclamation button. One being on left side of space bar and the other on the right would make the perfect keyboard for me!
Put it back. Updates suck and are very slow.
Change it back. Its incredibly annoying. And the whole thing feels clunky now.
Option to revert punctuation marks back to original position on keyboard. I'm sure I can't be the only one who feels the new design to put all the marks under one key slows typing.
Seem to be using a lot of? When chatting than conna. Wondering if any of the keys on either side of the space bar can be configured to be a question mark instead?
The dedicated question mark was one of the best features of swiftkey x, but it has been ripped from my phone forcefully and without warning. The "slide right" option is nice, but requires a completely different action than regular typing. Furthermore, a dedicated period button provides little benefit to users who make use of the double tap space feature. For me, the period is just a waste of space. Please provide an option to swap question mark with period.
Why in Swiftkey 3 did you take away the option to instantly insert a ?
make the key lists user configurable.
After the beta and the update, I don't like the new punctuation button. An option for the old style layout or the pop up staying open and picking automatically when you lift your finger would be nice.
Bring back the old question mark, exclamation point and comma layout. It's too complicated to find the question mark, which is commonly used.
Love the new changes minus one--the question mark is too buried. I believe it had its own button before, but now it requires a hold AND a drag to enter. I think, since double-tapping space enters a period, the period key is unnecessary. Perhaps even long-press space to enter a period.
Make the question mark a long press option. The press and slide is a pain. At least for me.
There’s no need to longpress to access exclamation and question mark from the new punctuation button. Just tap for . slide quick left for ! and slide quick right for ?
See our how-to video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUi-CtciwMk
We’re sure once you get used to it you’ll be typing even quicker than before.
David Cameron commented
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!
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!
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.
I like long press for explanation and question marks. I hate the slide thing. Also where the heck is the percent symbol.
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 W commented
I liked it soooooo much better when it predicted that I would be using three exclamations... Like this!!!
John W commented
@Sarah Reynolds... This isn't an answer, and it most certainly hasn't made it easier to type "even quicker than before." I'm disappointed I wasted $2.
awesome... and now for no apparent reason I can't even swipe to right to enter exclamation mark! When I'm at the rightmose edge of the screen the highlight is still on the dot :|
is it to much to ask to have sane punctuation behaviour?! :/
I second this request! commented
Please, get rid of the Comma Sign on the Special Punctuation key! It's already presentg at the left of the specebar, and it keeps getting included in the messages instead of the exclamation mark, both by longpressing or tapping!
Is anyone else having a problem with the apostrophe? It looks fine on my (Android) tablet screen, but the email recipient viewing it in Outlook sees something quite different. The apostrophes come out as: ' which makes the messages almost unreadable. Can't this be fixed? there might be problems with other punctuation marks and symbols also, but i haven't checked the others out. This one is enough of a nuisance.
a r mehlin commented
Admin's answer doesn't help.. the quick swipe is difficult to use, especially one handed, and a lot of the time just doesn't work or gives a comma instead of an exclamation.
I love this feature! It gives me unforgettable experience of trying to type question mark time and time again because when speed typing I always get dot... kudos!
I agree on this and PROTEST the answer of the support team. We all know how to find the ? Sign. I find it very annoying and difficult to use it. There are carachters that I never use
I hate the slide thing, it's hard to use.
So... this "FEATURE" was introduced half year ago and guess what "once you get used to you’ll be typing quicker" DID NOT EFFIN HAPPEN! I'm still constantly mis-typing wrong punctuation and it's more and more annoying each time! :/
In the Spanish language the symbols in the slider are in the wrong position. If you slide right it write "¿" instead of "?". Please fix it. It's a pain.
Floie Frazier commented
Nope. Nothing quick about the punctuation. On my new Samsung the exclamation mark is not accessible. Deal breaker
Saeed Al Mutawaa commented
The only problem I have with the slide for exclamation mark is that the comma is also there - i.e. You have to slide past the comma to get to the exclamation mark.
This is doubly pointless as there is a dedicated comma button to the left of the space-bar....
Good god, where is the update for this already?
Where is the percent symbol?