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  1. Move the directional button row to the top(above predictions).

    Move the directional button row to the top(above predictions).

    The reason for this is that when swiping over the keyboard I hit the directional button quite often while only wanting to swipe the space.

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      0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Floating button to introduce text by voice

      Floating button to introduce text by voice to avoid the opening of the full keyboard that reduce the reading space

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      • Free and paid themes without mandatory cloud usage

        Let paying customers use the free or paid themes without mandatory cloud usage. It is a shifty way to push people towards login into your cloud service. SwiftKey isn't very lightweight to begin with and some users don't like to have everything they type analysed by yet another entity.

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          0 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • can you release swiftkey for windows phones

          More people are purchasing windows phones now with the cricket and would really appreciate an awesome keyboard to be on windows phones.

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          • Support for emojis on Facebook, would be great.

            Emojis don't work on Facebook only complaint. I have...

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            • The "area" around the A key and the L key.... make it a "dead" area so it does nothing when you bump it!!

              The "area" around the A key and the L key.... make it a "dead" area so it does nothing when you bump it!! now it will capitalize your next letter!! then you have to go back, make it lower case and retype your next letter! you have the best keyboard, except for that huge annoying flaw. no other keyboards are like that. if you bump that area, nothing happens, or it will just type an A (or L). please fix that before i get a different keyboard!!!

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                0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Programming languages as languages with syntax and variable awareness

                It would be awesome if I could use SwiftKey as a programming keyboard with all the programming language's syntax available via auto-prediction. The keys available should also represent each language with all the common symbols in easy reach. Brackets and parentheses completion as well.

                In addition, remembering what variables I use within a script so it can auto suggest them to me when I start to type them in.

                There's quite a few IDEs on the market right now for smartphones and I would love to be able to use them more effectively

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                • 1 vote
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                  • I would like the Pop up letter to be much larger.

                    I would like the Pop up letter to be much larger. The keyboard is so small and the pop-up only appears for an instant. Why not allow it to be larger, and perhaps hang around an instant longer.

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                      0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Spacebar double-tap now puts a period @ beginning of line

                      The latest update changed the behavior of the spacebar double-tap. It now puts a period @ the beginning of a line. Please bring back the old behavior.

                      Here's an example. I use a notepad app to save personal notes. I organize my data like this:

                      Category 1
                      Indent a few spaces

                      Another category
                      . The latest change adds that period

                      And another category
                      - If I have multiple entries
                      - I separate each entry
                      - with an indented dash

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                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Add left arrow and right arrow on the number row

                            I know there is an option to enable four arrows on the bottom row, but in my opinion it is a bit of a waste of space. This isn't a big requests, but I've modified the app to have the left arrow left of the "1" and the right arrow right of the "0" and it works quite well. There is also the option to use volume keys but I find an on screen button to be better

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                            • When thumbs mode is active, give horizontal resize option... My thumbs dislike reaching so far.

                              The resize option is nice with the height of the buttons, but the buttons are too wide for my thumbs to comfortably reach. Making the height and width proportionate in resizing would be visually appealing and easier to maneuver.

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                                0 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Predict question mark

                                The apps hould learn to predict question mark after certain words/phrases.
                                Example:
                                When i write "How are you", one of the predictions should be "?".

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                                • Hiding keyboard

                                  Hiding keyboard should be made easier because when I swipe down to try and hide they keyboard it doesn't really work maybe a button that can hide it would be better

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                                  • 14 votes
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                                    • Can I select and fix the icon on the keyboard? the fixed ones are just a little uncomfortable.

                                      Can I select and fix the icon on the keyboard? The fixed ones are just a little uncomfortable.

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                                      • Quick Voice Dictation

                                        Checkout this UX video I made on how swipe gestures with the spacebar could enable better voice dictation integration. http://www.wideo.co/view/4131211404379659760

                                        Swipe up on spacebar and release to trigger voice dictation mode. Swipe up and hold to dictate, and release or swipe down to stop dictating.

                                        If you're in dictation mode, allow me to press and hold the mic button vs tapping so that I can dictate in small bursts allowing me to collect my thoughts and put together sentences or instructions in a more natural manner.

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                                        • Stop forcing me to download new themes just for my loyalty!

                                          I don't care about themes, I just want functionality. I gave up and I am installing the free themes, but just because I am really annoyed and tired of ignoring the "redeem your prize" messages. Stop it please!

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