Dedicated voice button (mic)
(Or make mic Primary function)
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.
This needs to get resolved ASAP. It drive me nuts that I don't have a dedicated microphone.
I agree that there should be an option for the mic button to be a primary button
Damien Luna commented
they have to make a dedicated voice button and i like the idea of of making creating the option to put the menu button as the secondary to a primary voice button, and move the number pad to the secondary of the comma button.
Adding my vote for a bigger (or at least dedicated) voice button. I probalby won't purchase SwitftKey without it. Which is a shame because it is otherwise a great product.
John A commented
Besides the present state of the voice recognition button, this is a very nice app.
John A commented
Voice recognition is my primary method of texting. The voice recognition icon will determine whether I purchase and use this app. It's present state is a bother, especially while driving.
Seth Tiedeman commented
And make it so you could place the mic button on either the right or left side
John L commented
I just switched to AI Keyboard after using Swift key for the past six months because of this. I can't deal with having to do a long press while I'm driving to activate voice input
Please add the option to make the voice input key a primary function
Brandon Watkins commented
Please, just add this feature. In the options or what ever you have to do. But just give us the voice input as a primary button! I've been waiting so damn long for this feature!
Ron Ko commented
Make it as setting so people can choose, or another setting to shorten the SpaceBar for a dedicated voice key! :)
Brian Bowker commented
Swiftkey 3 user here - Right now the voice button is the secondary option to the comma key and the menu button is the secondary option for the number pad. I'd like to have the option (perhaps an optional setting) to put the menu button as the secondary to a primary voice button, and move the number pad to the secondary of the comma button. Or however you can fit it in so the voice button is a primary, one touch function.
I definately agree. long press for voice button sucks. The menu button does not need to be default. I don't understand how this has stayed this way so long.
I wish I could use all my votes for this. This is the main thing I want from SwiftKey. It's hard using Swiftkey after using the stock Jelly Bean keyboard because of this.
100 % agreed, My ONLY gripe really is having to long press for mic, This would be awesome to make default or at the very least an option.
Wally Mahar commented
Please print out and give these comments to the passive aggressive person at the top that long press dress this simple issue.;)
Does anybody understand how difficult it is too keep your finger on the screen for a longpress when you are on the road?? just switch the key around... Please.
Vance McAlister commented
I am so happy we got Google Voice Typing, this would just put the icing on the cake!!
Please dedicate a voice button ASAP. It's absolutely necessary to the usefulness of this keyboard
Sam Wyse commented
Yes! Good Idea!
its better this way, the larger area for the space bar
Timothy M Midgett commented
My voice is quick and I haven't had it crash ever. I have had SwiftKey itself crash on my Charge and my Incredible multiple times. And no matter how slow it is, it's still safer when driving since I can just talk and not look at my phone. And the point still remains that most people don't need quick one button access to an options menu. It's absolutely ridiculous that this issue has gone completely ignored by the SwiftKey team. Nobody wants you're crappy settings button in place of a voice button. Why on earth would anybody think they would need instant access to a settings menu anyway? At the very least give us the option of making the button one or the other at our own, paying customer, discretion.