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add navigation arrows / cursor keys on tablet version

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    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: In landscape thumb typing view it could do with cursor arrows; like the mobile version.. The spacebars also getting the way a lot.  ·   · 
    John BlairJohn Blair shared a merged idea: Dedicated Arrow Keys on Home Keyboard  ·   · 
    Ivan RosadoIvan Rosado shared a merged idea: Would still like the options for the "show arrow"!  ·   · 
    jaccollijaccolli shared a merged idea: ARROWS!!!  ·   · 
    Gregor Gregor shared a merged idea: 1.arrow keys, 2.style sync with whatsapp, 3.in german mode i would live to Have the ä, ö, über as first choice After long press  ·   · 
    SE7ENSE7EN shared a merged idea: I have purchased both phone and tab app. I feel that the arrow keys should be available on both products.  ·   · 
    ChrisChris shared a merged idea: We need to arrow through keys!  ·   · 
    Christoph Christoph shared a merged idea: Please enable arrow keys in swiftkey tablet x  ·   · 
    OzwaldOzwald shared a merged idea: I want the standard keyboard layout to show the arrow keys like the 7 inch Samsung galaxy tab does.  ·   · 
    Hector AguirreHector Aguirre shared a merged idea: Include arrow keys in split keyboard, to move cursor around  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Cursor arrows or shortcut on main keyboard.  ·   · 
    Mike LositoMike Losito shared a merged idea: REVAMP. Arrow keys on L and R sides or center. Key width. Remove key layout toggle.  ·   · 
    CammiesoulCammiesoul shared a merged idea: arrows on tablet  ·   · 
    StockloneStocklone shared a merged idea: Even Taller Keyboard with Large Arrow Keys  ·   · 
    RicoRico shared a merged idea: Arrow keys cant be turned on  ·   · 
    Nathan Nathan shared a merged idea: More custom skins like Perfect Keyboard. Also arrows on main keyboard. (abc)  ·   · 
    PaulPaul shared a merged idea: I would love for there to be left/right arrow keys on the main layout, mainly for tablets w track device  ·   · 
    PAULPAUL shared a merged idea: Need arrow keys added to keyboard. The phone version has it so why not tablet version.  ·   · 
    MikeMike shared a merged idea: Can you PLEASE!!!! ADD THE ARROW KEYS???  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: I'm unable to show the arrow keys on my Lenovo Thinkpad tablet unless I hit the numbers and then symbols  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Include arrow keys like phone version  ·   · 
    Steve HicksSteve Hicks shared a merged idea: Arrow keys on the home screen  ·   · 
    SilverZeroSilverZero shared a merged idea: Arrow keys on the home keyboard!  ·   · 
    Salman Salman shared a merged idea: Add arrow keys  ·   · 
    MARK BOVENMARK BOVEN shared a merged idea: Please add option of arrows to bottom of main keyboard in Tablet X  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Quicker access to arrow keys in split keyboard layout  ·   · 
    Dirk B.Dirk B. shared a merged idea: activate arrow keys  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Arrow keys - Dell Streak  ·   · 
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    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Need cursor keys  ·   · 
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    completed  ·  Sarah ReynoldsAdminSarah Reynolds (Support Representative, SwiftKey) responded  · 

    SwiftKey 4.3 is out now (available as an update/to purchase from Google Play, Amazon App Store and AndroidPIT) – including an extended layout for tablets which features left-right cursor keys.

    Full cursor keys are available on the second keyboard pane with a single tap of the ‘123’.

    See more here: http://www.swiftkey.net/en/blog/layouts-for-living-now-available/

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      • Samuel StowSamuel Stow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not complete the solution is garbage please make it work like the phone version. I want 4 directional buttons at the bottom of the keyboard on any version. The ROM I'm using at the moment is making SwiftKey think I have a tablet and other than the prediction this is the best feature of the keyboard.

      • JimJim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Left and right keys on a bigger keyboard are NOT a solution when you can fit them into a phone keyboard and when I did have them previously by installing the phone version of SwiftKey on my tablet.
        Please will you give us the option of having the same on our tablets as on our phones?
        As Ernest asks on February 5th, do you guys actually use SwiftKey for real work?

      • Roberto Lopez Roberto Lopez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is swift key going to straighten my 2 accounts that I paid for so i can put one on this phone & there other on my tablet

      • Ernest Penland Ernest Penland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The previous post is correct, this topic is NOT complete. 4 direction arrow keys should be available in tablet split mode just as it is on the phone UI. Plus, left-right allow keys in extended mode is only half of a solution. Do you guys ever use your product to do actual work, like to write a document? Is beautiful right up until Autocorrect fails and you have to change "wrote" to "write". Would be nice to have an arrow key then. Now imagine you just noticed that in the sentence above your current position.... Even better, try scrolling through more than 5 lines of text in a comment field on this very help page.

      • MichaelMichael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too NEED all 4 arrow keys, especially on the tablet. You could simply provide for another checkbox (all four arrows vs just two) to be shown on the primary layout.

        This feature is very useful for those using tablets with a terminal program as well as other apps, where going back and forth between two keyboard displays is too time consuming.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I appreciate that the latest beta displays the right and left arrow keys when used on a tablet, but I still miss the up and down arrow keys. To me it looks like there would be room to display the up and down arrow keys just to the left of the right and left arrow keys by simply making the space bar shorter. I also much appreciate the tab key now being on the main keyboard when the latest beta version is used on a tablet. However, I would also like to see the tab key on the main keyboard of the phone layout.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thread NOT COMPLETED! Tbe phone kb is MUCH better than the tablet kb, having all 4 arross. Please do the job properly.

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just mailed support. They haven't responded on Twitter, their blog or here. It's annoying.

        They removed what worked in the tablet version and was told they have many other features to implement in the tablet version. They finally acknowledge the problem almost a year later. Then they implement it poorly and ruin the tablet keyboard in portrait. And then they remove the ability to use the phone keyboard on a tablet so if we want the proper keyboard we have to use an outdated version, get no number row, and get no more updates, iimprovements and bug fixes. All for a feature that shouldn't have been removed in the first place.

      • cybernuttecybernutte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The "extended" keyboard for tablets fails to include the up and down arrow keys, which are just as important as the right and left arrow keys. Moreover, IIRC, on the extended keyboard the individual keys are slightly smaller--that's the last thing I want or need. No one has ever offered a reasonable explanation for why the OPTION to have the four arrow keys on the main keyboard was removed from tablets but kept on phones, even though tablets have more room for them. This is insane! PLEASE BRING BACK THE OPTION TO HAVE ALL FOUR ARROW KEYS ON THE MAIN KEYBOARD, as it used to be. That was one of the main reasons I bought SwiftKey.

      • Atila VeloAtila Velo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please give us an option to add full arrows to our keyboard, specially the split thumbs version (as the Thumb Keyboard app). Please!

      • John DoeJohn Doe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        NOT COMPLETE! Give us ALL 4 ARROWS available in a dedicated row! (don't put them on another screen, don't just give left/right, etc)

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So this just sucks. This new tablet version is horrid so I'm stuck using the old keyboard version with the keys on large so I can get proper arrow keys at the bottom. The left justified keyboard with two arrow keys is just plain horrid.

        Now I can't even play with the beta with the number row, because I lose my bottom row arrow keys and have to shift my fingers over to type somewhat properly. Can't imagine what people do on larger tablets. Might be somewhat acceptable if you're not holding the tablet from the sides, but 7" tablets in portrait, the tablet keyboard just sucks.

        Why did you screw up the tablet version? Can't take advantage of any updates now due to this issue.

      • Gabe Gabe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not complete at all. My Nexus 7 had the arrows just like the phone version and now it doesn't. They are buried away. This was not even remotely a good idea. Very disappointed after having to wait so long for arrows on my Note 10.1 and now on top of it, they broke what was already working on my Nexus 7. Please put the OPTION to have them on the screen where they were.

      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No. Not completed. Beware, the unified version only has left and right arrow keys. It also shifts the entire typing keys left. It's an awkward layout.

        If you use the phone version on your tablet, DO NOT UPDATE! You will lose functionality and a normal keyboard layout. I don't understand how they thought this was a good idea and needed to deviate from the normal portrait layout on the phone or an inverted T in landscape.

      • DaveDave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I bought the full version for the sole reason that the trial version had all 4 arrow keys on the main keyboard. I loved that. Now only right and left are there. Why bury them in the 123 keyboard? Silly.

      • johnjohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to see cursor keys in Thumb keyboard. There is a big empty space there.

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