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.
how about after http:// and how exactly is that hard to detect? I am going back to standard keyboard, truly sorry I increased your revenue. How the hell was this not blatantly obvious on a fking mobile device?
Still no solution to this? I just posted in another forum about this issue. it is truly painful and should be an easy fix.
Add "http" to go into literal mode!!
Sean Laguna commented
I'm nth-ing a raw/literal mode, or the ability to have generic modes/profiles that you can switch between and that have independent settings. Then people can have a raw/literal mode that they create themselves to their own standard, and other modes for typing in certain contexts as well. This would seal the deal for me and swiftkey.
If you can't autodetect when a user wants raw/literal mode, give them the option to swtich to it at will. I'd much rather press a single button to change that setting than try to get swiftkey to predict that I want it via guessing some incantation.
Now that I know it goes into literal mode if I throw and @ symbol in, I start typing anything I need in literal mode with an @ then remove the symbol after. It's still a pain.
On my HTC One, if I compose a SMS, if I put in "www." it capitalizes the first w and then automatically puts a space after the period. So, at least in that application, the behaviour fix that you described above is not working properly.
This has been bugging me for a while but I never had the urge to complain until I got a new phone and had to set things up again... and then I realise you were aware of this over a year ago and didn't do anything about it. Jesus. ADD AN EASY OPTION TO TEMP TURN OFF AUTOCOMPLETE.
Anish Jacob commented
Wow! 14 months, and still not fixed!! Serious issue! One of the first few apps I bought, coz of how intuitive the word suggestions were in the trial version, but this is definitely an issue that needs fixing!
Literal/autocorrect Toggle switch on the spacebar?
How about entering literal mode when typing Http:// or http:// ??
Adam Fort commented
R.S. Hughes commented
Graham Dorrian commented
how about making this work for Www. and not just www. to save us changing the case.
Could you also enable "literal mode" for Www. because very often the first W is a capital w and swiftkey seems not to react to that
+1 for a switch to toggle off autocomplete. Please?
Tobias Du commented
well after www. just supress the insertion of space
and why not simply delete the space after the top level domain has been typed?
so we can type "foo. com " and after that last space, the gap well be removed?
Trying to set up VPN profile on my new Droid Razr Maxx was maddening. Each server address had three or four periods, and I could not get SwiftKey to stop putting spaces in. Eventually, I just disabled SwiftKey and went back to the Android keyboard.
Can't wait for Android 4.2 to be available for my phone. I have it on a Nexus 7, and it does not have the same problem. In fact, I dumped SwiftKey altogether on the Nexus: 4.2 made it unnecessary.
I agree, just implement an option "Do not add space after (.)dot" and also "do not AutoCaps after (.)dot" As its impossible to write abbreviations like i.e. etc. and proceeding with lower letter. You know what I mean.
A dedicated .com button wouldn't resolve the issue. I'm a .net developer and every time I try and type '.net' I get '. net' infuriating.
oh come on.. trying going to a sub-domain (e.g. support. swiftkey. com)
there is no www but swiftkey is still inserting spaces in URLs.. just horrible!
- how about just providing an option to turn this off?
very rarely does anyone actually type "www" for a URL anymore
- PLEASE just add an option to turn of this super-annoying "feature"