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  1. Reduce the height of the keyboard on iPhone

    I really like your iPhone keyboard but suggest that you look to reduce the height to the top of the QWERTY row to be the same as the standard iPhone keyboard (or even a little smaller). Right now the main Keys are higher and it means your keyboard takes more vertical space than it needs to, affecting usability.

    Taken a bit further, it would be lovely to have a "slim keyboard" option to reduce the total height to match the standard keyboard.

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    “Short mode” now available in portrait orientation as of release 4.5.3. (Set independently in portrait and landscape.) In short mode the keyboard is shorter than the stock keyboard.

    Please note, you should remove the iOS shortcuts bar (under System Settings | General | Keyboard) for maximum space efficiency.

  2. Can I have Padkeys, English UK?

    I would very much appreciate an English UK (44?) version of your Padkeys keyboard. Or, if there is one, how do I get it?

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  3. Double–click spacebar for period

    Very nice keyboard. I miss 2x–tapping of space bar for period, as on Apple keyboard.

    Thanks

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    This is an option in PadKeys Settings, though off by default. Check our YouTube channel, linked from this site and also the PadKeys instructions app, for a video showing how to access Settings.

  4. 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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    Implemented in version 4.5. Note that Apple provides third-party keyboards no means to move the cursor vertically or to implement the “floating cursor” rendering the system keyboard uses, so we’ve done the best that we can to deliver smooth, useful control over horizontal movement.

  5. iPad pro support please

    Now the keyboard works on iPad pro but it's gigantic, and covers too much of the screen real estate compared to the system keyboard.

    Also on iPad pro as the undo, redo, paste are already supported, so maybe that space can be used for something else?

    Thanks. Thisnis the best keyboard I used on iPad so far. I really love how this matches the Mac keyboard layout instead of inventing something new.

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    We added a shorter layout for the iPad Pro in landscape mode. In addition, you can access the same layout on regular iPads in landscape mode by holding down the keyboard-away button.

  6. Replace word that cursor is in, rather than split the word

    Firstly thanks for creating the first grown up keyboard for an iPad.

    Right now if you position the cursor in the middle of a mispelt word the keyboard proposes words based on the first part of the word and when you select one it splits the original word into two, replacing the first part of the word with the new one. It would be better if it considered the whole word and replaced the whole word with the new one, like most other 3rd party keyboards do. This could either be a standard feature or an option of you think…

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    Well this one has been a long time coming, because in fact we HAVEN’T seen it in any other keyboard, but we have experimentally enabled this in 4.4. If not too many “You broke it” reactions ensue, it will stay. :-)

  7. add emoji short cut

    add emoji short cut please

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  8. Make the number row taller/equal to the letter row to avoid mishitting keys!

    Please make the number row the same height as the letter rows. When it is shorter, it is super easy to get letters inputed instead of the proper number selected.

    [Edit] I only use iPad Pro 10.5". Probably 75/25 portrait to landscape mode.

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    In the 4.2.2 release we increased the number row and suggestions bar heights a bit in iPad portrait mode.

    Note we’ve been asked repeatedly to reduce the overall keyboard height in iPad landscape mode so we probably will not make any changes there.

    If anyone has any further thoughts, either for iPad or iPhone, please post here, thanks!

  9. Make words show in all caps when swiping out words while caps lock is enabled.

    Currently with caps lock enabled, swiping out a word will result in only the first letter being capitalized.

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  10. 3 issues

    Love the idea of this, but PadKeys needs definite improvements. The number row is so short I'm constantly hitting letters below. Also, the spell check row is too short on height as well. So I look up and my sentence is jibberish. It would also help to have the most common suggestions in the center working outwards instead of to the left where it's harder to see and further away from where your eye naturally goes. Lastly, the delete button is funky. It needs to be a square not some "tetras shape" where I'm constantly getting a bracket symbol mixed…

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    Over several recent releases, we’ve increased number row and suggestions bar height on the iPad in portrait mode. We’ve also made the edges of the screen more sensitive so that when tapping the lower part of the inverted-L backspace in US English one can aim more away from the bracket. (If it is still irritating, and you can put up with the British spelling suggestions, use the “English, UK” layout which has a rectangular backspace key.)

  11. Can I change the $ key on 4 to £ for UK keyboard?

    This might already be available but can't seem to find it.
    You have various language keyboards including UK and UK/PC.
    Even Apple include £ symbol on the MacBook keyboard for UK machines.

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  12. Display Upper and Lower Case all Languages

    Could you please display lower case letters and after pressing shift key switch to upper case letters and vice versa?

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  13. Tastatur

    Hallo. Das ist die kleinste Tastatur die ich kenne. Die Buchstaben sind enorm klein. Um ein Alternativ Buchstaben zu bekommen, muss ich unter meine Fingerkuppen schauen. Könnten Sie das korrigieren. Auch ein Apostroph fehlt. Die Wörter im Balken sind zu dunkel.
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen Markus.

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  14. German Umlaut

    I would like to get the German 'Umlaut' by pressing the letter a o u a little bit longer until the Umlaut appears like it is with the original Apple keyboard on the iPhone...
    Will this be possible ?

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  15. Could overall footprint of keyboard be reduced, include a mini mode?

    I find that the default iOS keyboard size especially on my iPad Pro 12.9 in landscape mode is way too big taking away half my visible work area. I did not buy this tablet to buy an external keyboard, I just wish I had 70% or more working area when the keyboard is deployed. Could PadKeys somehow address this?

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    Have you tried “Short mode”? Long press the keyboard-away key while in landscape mode.

    If that’s still not good enough please be more specific about what would work better.

    Thanks!

  16. Dvorak word suggestion

    Hello, the word suggestion is not showing (so spelling correction is not working). Could this be enabled please?

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  17. 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.

    UPDATE: We ended up implementing a different solution in the 4.1.1 release. We swapped the paste button to the left of undo/redo. Redo is rarely enabled (only just after an undo) so this should make the problem less likely to occur.

  18. Symbols on keys

    It would be nice to have the symbols on each key and long press them for the symbols. And adjust the size of keys and built in emoji.

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    Key labels can be shown if you turn on “Show Shift Hints” in PadKeys Settings. (There’s a video on our YouTube channel about accessing Settings if you’re having trouble getting it open.) Long-press menus are there for many keys. Hitting opt will show you which ones with a dot in the upper left.

    We have no plans for layout changes or emoji — we recommending installing a specialist keyboard (iOS built-in or third-party) for that and switch back and forth w/Globe key.

  19. 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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  20. Use with hardware keyboard

    It would be nice to sense if a hardware keyboard was engaged and not display the software keyboard unless explicitly requested from the hardware keyboard. Although trivial to dismiss the software keyboard, it is a distraction when using apps like Ulysses. Even better: make it a configurable option.

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