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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.

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    Clemens Hirsch Clemens Hirsch shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Cory.SvenssonCory.Svensson shared a merged idea: Disable space after a period  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Disable space after Punctuation  ·   · 
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    Reuben Mendoza Reuben Mendoza shared a merged idea: Disable space after punctuation (option)  ·   · 
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    Sam LeeSam Lee shared a merged idea: Turn off space after punctuation  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Disable Space after punctuation  ·   · 
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    DanDan shared a merged idea: Can you allow disablement of Auto-0correct / Prediction Auto-replace?  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Give me the option to turn auto-spacing COMPLETELY OFF.  ·   · 
    Cristian IonescuCristian Ionescu shared a merged idea: DISABLE THE F... ING AUTOSPACING !!!!  ·   · 
    Ian EngelbrechtIan Engelbrecht shared a merged idea: Option to disable space after punctuation  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Give me an option to turn off adding a space after every period.  ·   · 
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    AndrisAndris shared a merged idea: No space after punctuation  ·   · 
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    smudgersmudger shared a merged idea: Turn off all autospace after punctuation (option)  ·   · 
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    EpicNewtEpicNewt shared a merged idea: toggle space after punctuation/prediction  ·   · 
    Erik HamarsåErik Hamarså shared a merged idea: Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction  ·   · 
    under review  ·  Sarah ReynoldsAdminSarah Reynolds (Support Representative, SwiftKey) responded  · 

    Hi everyone,

    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.

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      • WilliamWilliam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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. WanglerKevin J. Wangler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • AndyAndy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this? I've moved to another keyboard until this is fixed...

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        They choose not to put resources into fixing this issue. I guess they got their big pay out and bailed.

      • Ady MAdy M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        From what I can see administration has not commented since 2013, I think it's clear that they don't want to or can't fix this.

      • Pehu52Pehu52 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Charley B: Thanks for the tip. The keyboard seems to be quite good. Since Swiftkey should even go into teaching.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        HOLY FUQUE!!! Swiftkey on IOS does not auto-space after punctuation. Now you're just messing with us.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Double tap on autosuggest predicted word might solve this to: means 'wait, word is UC', : -)

      • KyleKyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        After searching through so many keyboards I thought I had finally found the one that is closest to perfect to me. I guess it's back to the search. This hasn't been fixed in over a year! You have my email. Let me know when your customers opinions and requests become important to you. Maybe you forgot, but we paid for this app.

      • KyleKyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just want the option to choose. For some it may be better to automatically put a space after a prediction or period and for some it may not be. I love this keyboard, but the auto space is driving me crazy! I just want to have the choice in the advanced section of the setting to set it to my liking.

      • Give the power back to my finger!Give the power back to my finger! commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes then my big D become small d... this do not help anything.
        Whole point of all this thread is... the "war against FORCED SPACE™ :-)
        when i come back to my normal pc i have to press space.
        on phone i as on PC, i press "space" after "." and on phone i get two space.
        and then ".(space)dk" on all link and so on.
        All i want is...press space and a space come...do NOT press space and NO space come.
        Other phone keyboard allow you to CHOSE if you want FORCED SPACE™
        But as said, Samsung S5 stock keyboard is insane bad. i have to remember to press on top of every key or i press the key below. Another one cannot help in spelling any words.
        Swift FORCE me to have space where i don't want it...

      • Pehu52Pehu52 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Give the power back to my finger!: Settings -> Advanced -> Auto capitalize (set off)

      • Give the power back to my finger!Give the power back to my finger! commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How about make it so i can type like on my PC...............
        i almost kill my samsons5 every time i have to write ".dk" not ". Dk"
        Do you have the technology to let people write what they want???
        you press a key...and WOW you get what you pressed!!
        Do you have the technology to make a keyboard that works like all computer keyboard since ZX-81???
        i write much on my phone.
        it is very annoying that i have to get "use to" that on my PC it is not the same as on my phone.
        But in your defense Samsung S5 stock keyboard are insane more bad...

      • Joseph McFarlandJoseph McFarland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can it really be that difficult to add a check box option in settings to let the user choose to allow or disable the space function??? Come on......

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Listen.to.us. Give.us.an.option.to.disable.the.stupid.auto.space.after.punctations. You.coded.an.amazing.algorithm.for.predictive.text.but.yet.you.can't.code.a.simple.option.to.diable.the.auto.spacing???????.......?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............

        Did.you.fire.the.one.genius.programmer.responsible.for.Swiftkey??????...............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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