Dedicated voice button (mic)
(Or make mic Primary function)
please add a dedicated mic button 4 Voice typing. Tap and talk. Instead of press and hold.
I use voice dictation a lot and it would be nice to have a dedicated button for it.
I'd love too be able to single press the mic sign to be able to voice dictate instead of long press... At least have it as an option... Thank you
Easier access to the voice control function. It's a lifesaver when driving.
Make a key just for the voice input with out the setting and and support so that when you click that button you can just start talking with out having to push a hundred button to use the voice input
I'd like to have the voice input key available on the main keyboard.
Voice input requires two screens, not good. In fact Therefore I'm using Vlingo for voice functionality.
Make the voice text key the primary key since the settings key isn't used as much. The purpose of voice texting is for safety and convenience and pressing it quick is much safer rather than long pressing.
Make talk to text a main option, too much trouble to get to it on the galaxy nexus
People are using the voice recognition more and more, I thought perhaps you could make a long press on the space bar activate it as the present method is a regular size key, very small when driving etc
Creating an option in SwiftKey's setup options that would allow voice input users to begin voice input with a single key press instead of the current 2-key press sequence would be a big help for those who use it frequently.
Right now you need to long press on the SwiftKey button to get the voice keyboard thing to pop up. I feel that this is less useful than making the voice the short press and the settings popup the long press.
I understand you're wanting to have easy access to settings.. Since voice input already takes a while to load, long pressing add to the confusion did I press it long enough, is it going to load? In a car time is of the essence. In the beginning I mentioned I would just like this option, after using this for a while I just want to underscore how inconvenient and bothersome this is... thank you. Still is the best keyboard
I'd love to see the voice/settings key changed. A dedicated key for just the voice input, and put the settings in a different place. Ideally, I'd love to have a larger key for the voice input, I use it often and having to go another step for voice is irritating.
Darell sprouse commented
My voice key does not work at all!
(Paid user) Absolutely. I want either a full key dedicated, or primary key (no long-press) to voice OR, since voice is my primary way to enter text I'd like that to pop-up first (instead of the keyboard), and then, only when I want to use fingers, I can switch to keyboard. Even better - let me choose which aps I want the mic presented first and which apps I want the keyboard presented first.
Michael Koch-Schulte commented
A bigger voice button or dedicated button. While driving a dedicated button for voice would be a great benefit. Many times I'm driving down the road and rather than getting voice control I get a string of comma's because of a rough road or a bump. I would rather focus on the road than my finger.
Sohil Patel commented
make adding microphone a customizable key on the keyboard
Justin Lippert commented
Add me as another one. If like to see a user editable key that I can assign a function to. Which would most likely be voice but options are nice. BTW I'm a paid SwiftKey user.
I may change bk to other keyboard due to no voice text
Please! I've kept SwiftKey off both of our phones due to this problem which should be trivial for the developers to fix.
How is this not responded to yet?? It's frequently that I need to switch from typing to voice entry. Long press comma is a pain and dangerous when driving…
How do I use voice recognition on nexus 7, cannot be without it. Thanks
Short Press commented
Mega Dittos. Fix it...PLEASE!! I bought it, but went back to competitor because of this issue.
Why can't this simple setting be an option so users can choose if they want a long press or set as the primary function. I too left SwiftKey in favor of the Google keyboard because they have a dedicated voice key.
Having to hold the key is a setting that users should be able to choose.
I am astonished that SwiftKey has not made this simple programming change!!
992 votes and no change even as an option?
Does SwiftKey not listen to their customer's requests?
Larry Urban commented
Please swap the voice input and comma... I dislike having to long press to activate voice input. Coma key is redundant with long press of coma key anyway. Thank you kindly!
1- I like the ability that's on my samsung Google stock keyboard two quick tap the mic versus having too long press the microphone button
Michael Waite commented
Has there been any response to this long needed feature? If there is not enough room for a dedicated button then at least make it long press on the space bar to activate voice. This is such a simple option to add, why not just do it. The comments go back years!
mike Liveright commented
It seems that the voice input, microphone, is supported as a long push on the comma most of the time on the Nexus7, ver: 126.96.36.199, but when I am entering text into the 'home drag' Google find it doesn't appear. Brother, I assume this is an android 'feature', but if you can't 'fix' it perhaps you could leave the microphone (crossed out) to remind of us that you could supporting, and where it is.
Glyn R. Buck commented
Seems I'm not alone in this .... Swiftkey needs to step up to the plate !
voice to text is very common way to work these days. maybe put the mic key is where the settings key can be a long press.
A dedicated voice key would be nice but even if it's not dedicated it needs to be much bigger.
I would give up 1/3 of the spacebar to get a voice button 3x bigger !!
A dedicated voice key and make it a little larger.
Agree - dedicated and right-side voice key would significantly improve the product.