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  1. Paste button location!

    It incredible how some people have very large hands & fingers !

    Back space is a very frequently used key.

    So if were not accidentally hitting the " ] " key were hitting the paste button key.

    Any chance you could reposition it on the right side of the undo key?

    Or all together be able to switch/move the undo redo paste buttons to the left side of the keyboard ?

    As in leaving blank the space that the paste button currently occupies.

    So we could avoid all together hitting the " ] " by tapping the top part of…

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      We will consider this, but such a change can have pros and cons. Moving the buttons to the left side may cause interference when trying to select or suppress the top word suggestion.

      Please vote for this issue if you’d be in favor of the change. Also please comment whether this preference arises from use on iPhone or on iPad.

    • Missing label "%" on the french layout

      I've been using your keyboard for more than a year now. I'm used to the place of some keys. But there is one frustrating "issue" on the French layout!
      The "%" is not shown ! See screenshot joined .
      Adding it would not break your way of following the Apple keyboard😉

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      • Case change and shift options

        1) Four CASE CHANGE options would be HUGE!!!
        2) Lock for numerical alt characters...as in making quotes and 3 successive exclamations—" !!! "—easy breezy.

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        • Extend key flick to cursor keys

          Apple keyboard uses vertical slide down on key taps e.g. to access symbols. would be great if you could do similar and go one better -- vertical upwards should do CAPS. on cursor keys it could do prev/next word without the annoying need for option key use.

          ...or even one vertical direction for prev word and the other for prev sentence?! vertical cursor movement would be better but I understand Apple don't give access.

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          • Pull down alternate symbols

            Is it possible to have the alternate symbols and numbers are accessed by pulling down on the key like the standard IOS 11 keyboard ?

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            • Lock the globe

              Often hit the globe by mistake and fumble to get back to PadKeys, can you lock it so a long press is needed to change?

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                We can consider this, however:

                - It slows down the use case where you often switch to an emoji keyboard, or to Apple’s (to get dictation button).
                - It operates differently from the Globe on the Apple keyboard, so many users may have a hard time finding it, and/or Apple itself might reject the app.

                I wonder if there would be any alternatives, maybe moving the Globe, or delaying the tap effect just enough on that key to avoid the accidental triggering during typing?

              • Pad keys is great. The only thing missing is an "Caps Lock" key. Double tapping the shift key is not good enough. Please give us a Caps Lock

                Pad keys is great. The only thing missing is an "Caps Lock" key. Double tapping the shift key is not good enough. Please give us a Caps Lock Key so I don't have to keep putting it back to Caps after I type -/:;()$&@ etc.

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                  While a dedicated capslock key would allow typing caps interspersed with punctuation and also simplify the internal implementation, there is unfortunately just not enough real estate to spare for another key.

                  HOWEVER, in the next release we’ll be supporting swipe-up on symbol keys to access the shifted version (similar to swipe-down on iOS 11 Apple keyboard). Accessing symbols this way won’t “clear” the caps lock.

                • Would love to have dual languages

                  I always need both Danish and English - often mixed in the same letter, so hope that can be made, just like in swiftkey, with a choice of which keyboard yet with two dictionaries active

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                    • Armenian Language

                      Add language and possibly change the keyboard font to a font you can install, so it matches your language and your language font.

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                      • Save button

                        A Save button would be useful. I know you can save via Cancel, but its a bit complicated

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                        • German Keyboard without äöü-keys

                          Apple ships four German Layouts with the iPad. The one I prefer is QWERTZ, which has no keys for ä, ö and ü. This layout is similar to the iPhone and makes it easier to switch between the devices.

                          I miss this layout in padkeys.

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                          • Swiss German Keyboard

                            add swiss german keyboard layout

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                              1 comment  ·  Admin →

                              Hello. We do not have anyone Swiss on our team and I would like to understand the reason for wanting the Swiss/German layout. As far as I can tell, the main difference is putting in French é,à,è in place of Ö,Ä,Ü, removing ß, and adding ç. Is this true? And is your main reason for wanting this layout to be able to type French characters (at the cost of losing capitalized umlaut-letters)? Thanks, and sorry for being slow getting back to this!

                            • spacebar hold/move cursor

                              Great keyboard...probably the first Ive seen that's actually worth losing the dictation button... I've seen in a couple of other keyboards that you can hold the spacebar down and move your finger left or right to move the cursor. Think that would be a great option for precision moving.

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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                There seems to be significant interest in this and we will add it if we can figure out how to do it without compromise. Right now, holding down the space bar and NOT moving gives you repeated spaces, which is often useful. The risk is that adding the cursor move capability causes it to get triggered accidentally, either when doing this or just quickly typing single spaces. We’ve used several keyboards where this can be very annoying. And no, we don’t want to add an option. :-) We’ll explore this further.

                                Please help us understand the use case though. Is it that you want to move farther than the cursor keys let you conveniently move?

                                Thanks.

                              • Add greek

                                This is a super keyboard. I've tried several looking for one that is both responsive and intelligently designed --- including tab key, number now and cursor keys.

                                It would be very nice to have Greek as a language option.

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                                • Add next word prediction

                                  I like the Autocorrect feature, but I would love to see an option for next word prediction so that when you complete one word (with Autocorrect or otherwise), the suggestion bar would autopopulate with possible next words before the first letter is even typed. I find this useful in the stock keyboard and many other 3rd-party keyboards.

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                                  • Function key support

                                    Add Function keys

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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • include (sic) option in predictive text

                                        There are times when I don't want to go with any of the options given to me on the predictive text bar: I'm fine with what I've typed in and don't want to replace it with the recommended word (the one colored blue) — or any of the other words on the bar, for that matter — but I also don't want to keep the recommended word from being recommended in the future, the way the “×” option does. This is particularly a problem with “i”: I cannot type “i.e.” without getting “I. e.” or losing the ability to have…

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                                          The problem you mention is an annoying one. But I’m not sure about solving it by taking up a slot on the suggestions row for (typed) or “typed” every time there is an auto-suggestion. The constant presence of that item is one of the things I hate about other keyboards. Is there any other way we could address this issue?

                                        • Dvorak Layout

                                          When can we expect Dvorak support

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                                            1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                            We’ve now had a number of requests for this, so now it is coming in the next release as an iPad-only mapping. (If you believe it would actually have any use on the phone, please let us know!)

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