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  1. 91 votes
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      9 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [SPACEBAR] moved to the right.

      I think as screens for phones have gotten bigger, the stretch distance for the thumb to the spacebar has also been increased.

      I imagine I'm not the only person who drops his right thumb down to hit the space and hit the period quite often. a simple fix would be to move the spacebar to the right.

      The best way to accomplish this would be to have a toggle option to make the "enter" key function a long press on the spacebar and to move the emojis into a long press function on the shift key.

      it could also be…

      12 votes
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        1 comment  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows 8 version

        Hello, I'm an Android used since way back (Paid money for the app and was happy to do so).
        I was wondering... Do you plan on getting a Windows 8 version out anytime soon? (or 8.1 ... but not phone.. windows 8 PC)
        That would blow the market away :)
        I'd pay a few bucks for it easy! (not like 1000000$ bucks, but you know.. a handful ^_^)
        So... any plans for it?
        Please DO reply.
        Thank you,
        TripleEYE.
        TripleEYE@gmail.com

        23 votes
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          4 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sicilian

          Please add a sicilian dictionary. According to Wikipedia there are almost 5 million native speakers...

          21 votes
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            0 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Coder Keyboard layout.

            For quick html, php, css, python editing. Providing auto complete for closing tags and a keyboard layout conducive to typing code on the fly. Anyone that votes this up. Please add too.

            12 votes
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              1 comment  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Emoji predictions: publish a list of the words corresponding to each emoji symbol

              When "Emoji Predictions is turned on in the Settings, and one types certain words, an emoji representing it is shown in the Predictions Bar. For example, type "car" to get a car-symbol emoji, or "plane" to get an airliner-emoji.

              It would be great if the Swiftkey team could publish, on their website, a list of all the words which result in a emoji being shown in the word predictions bar.

              That way, we would look up and learn which words we need to type to quickly get to the emoji we want to use.

              7 votes
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                2 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Personal word library

                Adding a personal word library where you can add your own slang words that won't affect other users word suggestions.

                27 votes
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                • Delay for the 3 predictive words

                  Have been using this Keyboard for months, hoping that one day this feature will be implemented, I will explain.

                  The prediction and autocorrector is so awesome that right now most of my mistakes just come because of hitting the predictive words unintentionally when I'm not finished writing the word itself.

                  Why please not add a delay when pressing the 3 top words, configurable or not of about 500ms or so. That way I will write almost perfectly.

                  Thanks for your work

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Halloween-themed keyboards

                    I'd love to see a Halloween-themed keyboard package that includes: (1) A vampire-themed keyboard that bleeds as you type; (2) A ghost keyboard whose letters temporarily disappear as you type; and (3) A seance keyboard that randomly spells messages as if it's a Ouija board.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • For the Farsi/Persian keyboard

                      Hi. Please add a direct key for zero-width non-joiner (ZWNJ), encoded in unicode as U+200C. Like the one in Google-Keyboard. This key would be very useful to write the correct form of many words in Persian.

                      6 votes
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                      • Make an Apostrophe using a swipe on comma key

                        SwiftKey needs a flow-worthy apostrophe key! If you're a Flow user, having to stop the flow to choose the correct option from the prediction/autocorrect bar severely impacts the efficiency of using Flow for words that can be spelled both with or without the apostrophe, i.e. dogs (plural) vs. dog's (possessive), or I'll (I will) vs. ill (sick), or we're (we are) vs. were.

                        I suggest using the comma key, which doesn't currently have a flow-able action assigned to it anyway (touch for comma, touch and hold for voice typing) into an apostrophe when used during Flow typing. Simply swipe through…

                        34 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ROUND button theme

                          I would love to see a theme with round buttons rather then squares

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Number row quick toggle

                            I wish there was a way to quickly toggle the number row off and on without having to dive into the settings menu.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto-Correct "Undo" Button that Learns

                              There should be a button to undo an auto-correct. While helpful most of the time, auto-correct can be frustrating when it "corrects" a word into something the user doesn't want. Having a simple undo button would alleviate this frustration, and the software could learn that when auto-corrected text is followed by an undo, that specific auto-correct suggestion should not be used in the future.

                              78 votes
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                              • Theme creation

                                It would be great to be able to create our own SwiftKey themes

                                28 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • How about programming the software to reject mistakes that a typist has repeatedly corrected by back-deleting & then retyping.

                                  The choice most often typed in after the correction, could become the one that the software inserts automatically.

                                  194 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Learn abbreviations: Don't insert space after dot and capitalize next letter

                                      It's quite annoying that I have to "remind" SwiftKey to not capitalize letters that come after dots in abbreviations I type all the time, e.g. "e.g." and such. When I write "e.", SwiftKey puts a space after the dot and then capitalizes the next letter. Then I have to skip back, type "g.", and then uncapitalize the next letter in the next word.
                                      Instead, SwiftKey should learn from my many "e.g."'s so that when I write the letter e and then a dot, it expects/predicts the letter g (not capitalized) and then maybe another dot. And in particular, it should…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • A setting for Flow to adjust word prediction accuracy for either speed or precision.

                                        Insert a setting for "Flow" that is similar to "Swype" that allows an adjustment for word prediction accuracy based on a user's preference to be fast or precise. I prefer to be fast, but the accuracy is too high and causes large undesirable words to appear in place of simpler more common words I was trying to type.

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I need the swipe method to work for all websites like Quotev

                                          I want the swipe method to work for websites like Quotev or in other words, the swipe method to be universal so I can use it on every single website

                                          16 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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