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.
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.
Agreed - Long press for coma or squish in a dedicated button.. PLEASE !
Please add the option of making it a primary function
Agree with everyone about the dedicated button, i want to add that the voice recognition is lagging.
in any other keyboard including the google keyboard the wording is instant. with swiftkey it takes 5-10 seconds for the entire sentence to appear.
Instead of long pressing the comma to bring up the mic, it should be a long press to bring up the comma and single press for the mic.
Sadly have been forced to stop using SwiftKey, my otherwise favorite keyboard, due to the lack of a dedicated voice button which is absolutely necessary when using Evernote which is much more efficient than using the dictate option. In fact, the placement of a dedicated voice button to the left of the Enter key is the ideal placement as it allows you to easily dictate a long to do checklist into Evernote and similar apps. At the very least, SwiftKey should allows to customize the key placement on the bottom row.
YOU CAN MAKE THE MIC A PRIMARY FUNCTION!! I am lost without my mic. I'll probably have to quit using SwiftKey because of the lack of primary microphone option. Boo!!
Yes please add a mic voice option. When driving it's my go to button and it's disheartening you guys don't have one and I love using you
I am a registered user for Android and find that it is to difficult for me to get the Voice button to work. Since you have not provided any solution, my only choice was to stop using your keyboard unfortunately. It was my only choice even though I want to use your keyboard for typing. How sad!
Instant mic button is required.
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.