Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction
Add an option to disable automatic space after completing a word in flow. Instead add space after I have either chosen a suggestion is state typing a new word This way I could choose the proper suggestion much faster or need be correct my previous typing.
Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction
Disable Auto-Correct/Replace? Hi. I'm ready to purchase SwiftKey yet cannot find evidence that auto-correct/replace can be disabled in the paid version. I've grown so tired of typing the word I want, only to have the free version replace it automatically with what it "thinks" I meant. I can turn off auto-correct/replacement on my Android's standard keyboard, yet doing so seems impossible with the free version of SwiftKey. Will the paid version allow for this?
Swype keeps auto-spacing after any punctuation. I have to fix mistakes caused by it CONSTANTLY. I have to refer to it as "auto-changer", because it's not correcting errors, it's changing flawless sentences.
We don't ask you to kill somebody, just DISABLE THE F...ING AUTOSPACING !!!!!
We're asking you this about an year ago !!!!!
Please can we have an option stop spaces being put in automatically after full stops and commas.
Give me an option to turn off adding a space after every period. It messes up urls and stripped emoticons
Sometimes when you're entering your email or a username that has a period in it you get an automatic space which sometimes results in a wrong username.
For most common texting usability, only commas and periods should have an automatic space placed after. Assuming this automatic feature as a default function for any other characters is problematic and often unintuitive to the typical flow of auto-correction when texting.
I wish there was an option to disable automatic space after selecting a suggested word. I find it less tedious to press space bar after every selection than having to press backspace to insert a punctuation.
Would really like the option do disable/enable auto-space after punctuation (.,!), particularly period. Would make entering e.g. adresses and version number strings (which I do a lot) much less of a hassle.
And related, an option to do the same for prediction: Some languages, e.g. Swedish, uses composite words (combining word stems/lexemes into one word) extensively.
This issue is something we’ve thought about on many occasions, as it would definitely simplify some of the typing use cases.
One of the primary problems is that people often build words by selecting the root or prefix and then adding a suffix. For instance, if I want the word “predicting” I might select “predict”, then add the “ing”. In this case, if you add space before a prediction, there’s no way of knowing if the user intended to start the next word or add to the selected word.
In the absence of a space after a prediction, a user whose cursor was next to the end of a word would not know if the predictions/corrections that they saw related to the word they are currently “in”, or to the next word.
There may be a way to solve this problem via probabilistic modelling, but it’s definitely non-trivial. We’ll be thinking about it.
Andreas Toth commented
What Sarah Reynolds (admin) has stated is one of many use-cases why this feature is a MUST! The thing is that I realised this a LONG time ago when the thread (and similar ones) had less than 1000 votes, it's now at 11,000! So it's obviously NOT going to happen because of the flawed model employed by SwiftKey. That's why I gave up waiting and just found a keyboard that can be tweaked anyway I wish. That keyboard? Smart Keyboard Pro. Seriously, make the change and breathe easy.
I will now sign off updates from SwiftKey. After all, I haven't been using this keyboard for years and am tired of getting daily updates about an issue that obviously won't be fixed in a hurry.
My biggest hate is if I mistype a word before punctuation, when you correct it this happens .
Huh still not fixed. Got a new phone that doesn't have free Swype thought I would give Swiftkey a look again. Seriously are you tone deaf over there? The "explanation" sounds ok but you are talking about prediction, which is sort of a separate issue from punctuation...in fact your explanation mimics why you should not assume there is always a space after a period...assuming aver email address has a certain format (i.e. firstname.lastname doesn't exist?) or that no web address could possibly start with anything but www...well that is just a hack... Oh wellz good luck not listening to customer feedback and putting a simple toggle option in the product.
Customer requests are ignored for months. And again one star less.
Kopi Ko commented
This is very annoying. I have to go back to swype just because of this issue. Shame on you swiftkey!
The same response was give2by Sarah Reynolds for a different suggestion. Bottom-line: make it an option. No excuse for this to always insert a space after a period. Countless examples could be given where a person wants/needs no space after a period (same goes for needing no space after selecting a prediction.) . com (oops, that should have been ".com)
We just want an OPTION to disable it. What is the big deal? And why do you keep ignoring us?
This is the only reason why I am not using Swiftkey. I used to love it but the auto spacing drove me nuts. I'm sure Swiftkey has no incentive to fix it since they already received my money. Shame really, it *was* the best keyboard.
This force space after punctuation is driving me nuts. Nearly 11k votes. How about making it happend...
From me Swiftkey has therefore get two stars less.
Adrian Bjugård commented
Hello SwiftKey, are you listening? This is your keyboards biggest flaw and after almost a full year you can't even come out and tell us whether or not you are planning to fix it or not...
Could you please, please, please allow us to turn off this stupid, stupid, stupid autospace after a comma?!?!?!?!?
Nick Tinsley commented
What about after punctuation though?
Space after auto fills is one thing that makes sense to debate. My problem is with the automatic space that's inserted after every punctuation mark. If you insist on keeping that feature, why not let people turn it off? It's extremely frustrating when one is used to spacing manually after each period or comma, not to mention typing in Web addresses that contain periods! I even had to go back and delete the double spaces in this message!
That would interest me too. There are many situations where I don't need that. When you write a text message, one indeed each space. If you want to write a new paragraph, you have to first back each time to delete the space after the punctuation mark. This keeps on quite a bit.
Finally upgraded my Win 7 device to Win 8 and noticed that they b0rked the keyboard. I immediately started searching for solutions. The space after punctuation and suggested words has to change. It's the most irritating thing, and it completely changes how I've typed on a smartphone since their inception. I prefer being able to auto-select prefixes and then typing the rest of the word without having to backspace. I prefer being able to type an email adress, like mine, that has a period in the middle without having to backspace.
It would also be nice if you made the keyboard spacebar a little bigger so that I (and many many others) can hit space without typing a comma, a period or the letters v/b.
I can have the option when using a physical keyboard on my HTC Desire Z. I don't see why it isn't available while using the touchscreen keyboard.
Dustin Kwee commented
please do this! it gets annoying to backspace all the time when i don't want the space :/
The reasons for the current design are much less compelling than the reasons for making the automatic insertion of spaces optional.