Typing a web address is a pain
Typing an URL is quite a pain: Www. SwiftKey. Com
It shouldn't be too hard to detect if a user is typing a Web address or an email address and adjust the correct functions accordingly?
Would be appreciated :)
Swiftkey now goes into “literal mode” after you have typed @ because it knows you are typing an email address. It will not correct or add spaces after periods.
It will also do this after you type www. because it knows you are trying to type a web address.
Outside of a URL field or an email address box we are currently unable to tell if you are writing an email or a web address before you get to these points.
It works great with urls too. Thanks for making the change.
Lance B. Woolie commented
Yeah try to type
Tenash Moulin commented
Please add some button to quickly go into "liteleral mode" where. writing domain/url/email/ip is painful with swiftkey
James Campbell commented
There's no excuse for this still being a problem. Congratulations for the update that monetises themes, but your product is still fundamentally broken for anyone that types a URL.
Jack Garnham commented
I absolutely cannot believe that this is still an issue. "Woooo, we've got loads of themes, but our keyboard is still fundamentally broken!"
I'm glad I never paid for Swiftkey. I ended up here while looking for a solution. I honestly thought that there was some option I was missing but it seems not. It's infuriating when typing an email address in a general text field.
John Goodman commented
Come on SwiftKey, you have had lots of sensible suggestions to fix this and plenty of time, during which other keyboards have caught up with you. I will be switching to Google's default keyboard and won't consider switching back until you fix this.
Both keyboards support swipe and predictions but Google's keyboard does not insert a space after every period. It waits until it's sensible to do so.
Wyn Termute commented
I entered a website address to a friend on yahoo messenger tonight, and SwiftKey still inserted spaces after the www. et al., and it also capitalized the first w.
This it literally the one thing that makes SwiftKey useless.
Fix it ffs, it's not THAT hard.
This suggestion has been here since Oct 2012 and nothing has been done?? Come on developers, what are you doing? This is supposed to be the best alternative keyboard available and in this day and age where there is so much talk about the Internet and websites, we can't even type a URL without wanting to smash up our phones with a lump hammer!
Kutt Katrea commented
This would help. With that long-press or quick settings option:
This drives me insane. I'm sick of fighting SwiftKey just so I can type a URL. URL's don't need www. in front of them and so I almost never use this naming convention. Why should I conform to this rule of using www. with SwiftKey in order to trigger literal mode? There should be an easy way to enter literal mode temporarily when I want to, not when SwiftKey thinks I should be allowed. Really, really annoying. Please fix this.
Shawn Tolle commented
you should also go into 'literal mode' if the user types http:// or https:// especially since they are in the predicted text!
Cristian Viorel Pasat commented
It is 2014 and this feature still isn't working properly. If i type "www.google.com" in an sms, i will get "www. Google. con " which is definitely not what i wanted. Is that "literal mode" buggy?
John Alday commented
If you tell SwiftKey to never suggest Www (when SwiftKey shows Www, hold the suggestion and choose Remove Prediction) it will go in to literal mode when you type www. It's still a little cumbersome if you start a sentence with www since it will automatically capitalize to Www but it's still better than not removing the prediction
Alan Colon commented
I absolutely need this. I have to switch keyboards whenever I want to text someone a URL, a password.. It took me like 3 minutes to figure out how to text "TaskRabbit.com" cus it kept autocorrecting to "Task Rabbit. Com".
Alan Colon commented
to quote Dan, "ADD AN EASY OPTION TO TEMP TURN OFF AUTOCOMPLETE."
Scott Vineberg commented
SwiftKey should just be able to recognize the string whateverdomain. Com. Net. Org and then correct it after the fact to be whateverdomain.com
Brent Cooper commented
Please make a fix when typing a W in www. It changes from Www to Wow. Also, YOUR OWN WEBSITE is support.swiftkey.net not www.support.swiftkey.net. www.support.swiftkey.net will not work. Please make a fix for issues like these! It is very annoying to try to text someone a website unless it is specifically (lower case) "www.(website).(ect)"
This does not work at all so far... an option to go into literal mode would be more than apreciated. I need to type URLs (which do not always start with www ) and similar technical information into eMails and texts regularly so this is an absolute necessity for me...