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.
Daniel Nebdal commented
I can only agree with the others here - I end up typing a lot of urls and email addresses, and the unavoidable space after the periods (and the way it re-adds spaces as autocompletion) drives me up the wall. Which is a shame, as I otherwise really like SwiftKey.
Most people have been brought up typing on computers or typewriters where a space or punctuation character is pressed after completion of a word. Subsequently they do this when using SwiftKey. It's particularly annoying to have to backspace to enter a punctuation character and is easily forgotten, which can make nonsense of your text. Please at least give the option. This should be quite easy to code.
Common... Please enable such a feature. Thx in advance.
At least make it an option. I only ever use 'corrections/predictions' to correct a previous word typed - I never use them to predict the next word because I find it quicker to type the next word rather than see what prediction comes up. So I need to hit backspace every time I have to correct a word, which is all the time.
How about an option to disable the next word prediction, and instead insert automatic spaces at the start of a new word and not the end. The prediction algorithm could still be used to inform suggested corrections based on the word context.
Sketti Root commented
This is the dumbest response ever. It doesnt relate to the problem presented whatsoever. Over 1000 people commented and no valid response, much less an update.
OMG!! Seriously?? Other keyboards don't have this problem!! This, otherwise awesome keyboard, is a real pain in the @$$ to use because of this annoying 'feature'! It shouldn't even be called a "feature," really!!
Allen A commented
My biggest gripe about this keyboard. Please, please, please give users the option to disable the space after punctuation.
Forget it. Get a better keyboard or look reasonable times at Xposed (Attention gerootetet device needs) to. Since there are quite a few adjustments to this keyboard. I have this keyboard since been removed from my Android.
Would love to disable the auto-space after punctuation. Real hassle when typing in URLs and email addresses. This is a pretty basic user experience issue — please correct it.
another angry user just asking you - please remove the spaces after punctuation
Please take out the auto space after the punctuation. The completed words, fine, but punctuation, not fine. At least give us the option to choose. Please email me when fixed, but for now I will not be using your services any longer.
Charley B commented
At best, how many words would occur like this, @Sarah? Certainly less than we are dealing with now, by a long shot. Even on "good old" WebOS (and many current android keyboards), you could just hit <Backspace> once to get rid of what suggestions you didn't want. As it is, you are making us hit <Backspace> 2 or more times. Trivial? Not really when you keep having to do it each time.
It's been a year now Sarah, any update? It get's really annoying and decreases functionality to have the auto space after punctuations. Leave it for choosing the words, but give us some kind of option for it to be disabled.
i prefer swiftkey over swype but the one thing keeping me from switching is auto spacing. it complicates things so much. stop working on new themes and voice2text. those are cute but the end of the day, we just want to type our message as fast and accurate as possible. auto spacing, a programmed in feature, makes life **** for those who don't need it
I cannot believe there is no option for this. Typing my primary email address, which has two periods in it, takes forever because I have to delete the two spaces that automatically get added.
Spaces after predictions, that's fine. But spaces after punctuation is really, really, really annoying.
Love the keyboard otherwise, but this is a deal breaker.
I think that swype already offers this option, so the supported representatives do have a model to base the (hopefully) future additional feature on. Additionally, it kicks in automatically when inside the menu bar of a web page. The associated gesture is: simply go from the swype button to the spacebar to turn auto-space on and off. It's especially handy when typing Web addresses....
Forgive me for noticing, and i shall sincerely retract should there be any other logged activity since the above response from SwiftKey's supported representative...but has the possible addition of this this feature REALLY been "under review" since October of 2013? As a SwiftKey user, I'll say there is a noticeable absence of this, at times, quite soothing feature for those of us being accosted by the just-stepped-into-a-wet-spot-with-my-socks-on level annoyance of the insipid "must always, always, always auto space" feature. Please please please continue to review this one until it becomes an optional feature for SwiftKey users! PLEASE
Kevin J. Wangler commented
There are 1009 comments on this thread. If all 1009 of us (okay, I'm sure some have commented more than once, but it's still a good number) went and left a 1-star review in the Play Store, that might get their attention.
Honestly, it probably won't make a difference, either, but it's all we can do. That, and stop using Swiftkey. I've done both -- left a 1-star review, and discontinued its use.
Any update on this? I've moved to another keyboard until this is fixed...
And now that Apple users will be ripped off.