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.
David Clark commented
I have removed Swiftkey because of this problem. My suggestion would be to have a button under the long press Swiftkey button in the bottom left of the keypad to turn on literal input (i.e. do not auto-correct!).
I have been using SwiftKey for months but I have finally had enough! Try loading a spreadsheet with 500+ email addresses... SwiftKey will make me go insane! A button to go into litteral mode before I type an email or URL would take away alot of frustration!
"www" is sweet, but what about the "http://" or even other protocols like "ftp" etc...
Holmes Wilson commented
This drives me insane too. I found this thread looking for a fix.
Scott Wichall commented
I am getting quite frankly fed up with this. Even typing my own email address into a web form in the browser, and SwiftKey screws it up. And I paid for this bloody thing and I don't give a **** about themes.
This idea has been listed for over a year, it's not likely to be fixed. As I do type Web addresses and IP addresses quite often, and this issue us very frustrating, I'll be switching to another keyboard. Hacker KB is good.
If you don't get it working how it should, disable it until you can get it right.
Every time you start a new sentence with a URL start off with LOWER CASE as swiftkey defaults to capitals at the start of a sentence!! Www is wrong IT grammar so therefore triggering the annoying Www. Google. Com. Au
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.