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  1. Save button

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

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    • Supporting Keyboard Types

      iOS supports several keyboard types (default,email, url, phone)*. Webviews can set the type of the keyboard.

      This support-page sets the type "email" for the field for the emails. The Apple keyboard respects this setting (see first picture). padkey doesn't respect this setting (see second picture).

      *https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/StringsTextFonts/Conceptual/TextAndWebiPhoneOS/KeyboardManagement/KeyboardManagement.html

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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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          • 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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            • Easier access to the word you spelt.

              When autocorrect changes your word and you hit delete to go back to the end of the word it (the original word) should come up as an option. This is the case with the standard iPad keyboard.
              Having to delete 3 times or hit the x next to the suggested word is frustrating.

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              • Swipe and predictive text in all apps.

                I reached out to the developers about this issue, but I would appreciate the swipe and predictive text to work in all apps as gboard and swype keyboards allow. I would also like what I've typed to be included in the predictive text box (see gboard) if not in the dictionary and then added to the dictionary for future use if I select it, which i believe does happen. Also an option for lower case or upper case in the predictive text field if accidently did one or the other to a properly spelled word. With this layout and those…

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                • Function key support

                  Add Function keys

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                  • 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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                    • 'CAPS LOCK' Key required.

                      Please install an option to change the 'tab' key for a 'CAPS LOCK' key. I have found that even with double tap of shift key after double space the keyboard reverts to lower case after the first letter typed. Very annoying when you want upper case on always. Also this would stop changing from upper to lower case when !@#$%^&*() etc are typed. Or keep the 'tab' key but lock the shift lock key as always on once applied.
                      My ipad is used by Qantas airways to sign off maintenance and must be typed in all capital letters. Thousands or…

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                        Thanks for letting us know about the issue with caps-lock reverting after double-space. That’s a bug and we’ll fix it in the next release coming out in a week or two. We’ll also take a look at the reversion after typing symbols to see if there’s anything we can do there.

                        As far as changing forward-delete for something else, we have been considering making this key customizable for some time, and will likely do so, but probably not in the next release.

                      • Swipe options

                        I would love to see 1) an option to disable swipe input and 2) an option to swipe/hold certain keys to input its alternate shift character.

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                          Regarding (1), is there a reason you’d like to disable it? If it’s something like it is triggering accidentally sometimes when you don’t mean to swipe, we’d rather fix that than add another option for users to worry about. Give us the details of when the wrong thing is happening and we’ll get on it.

                          As far as (2), many of the keys have press-and-hold menus. The ones that have it are shown with a dot in the upper-left when option is pressed. Are there particular entries you’d like to see added to certain keys?

                        • 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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                            • Hide PadKeys topbar with autocorrect on

                              I like to use autocorrect to make sure I get spelling correct but I don't always need predictive text and I'm a fan of the built-in topbar.
                              Would it be possible to add an option to hide the PadKeys topbar without disabling autocorrect? Also, a switch for swipe input would be good, not that it activates by accident but it'd be nice to have that as an option.

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                                We could possibly add this as a fifth autocorrect level setting, “Corrections only”, as opposed to the current “Suggestions only”. It does make the setting more complex though so we’d like to see some more support for having this sort of mode before moving forward. If you’re interested in this, please vote for this idea.

                              • French azerty keyboard: ? Instead of =

                                When the keyboard is set in french azerty, the key = should be ? Instead

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                                  Although it is tempting to try to optimize the layouts, our current approach is to follow the Apple laptop keyboard layouts exactly. This way your fingers will “remember” where to go without having to think if you’re on an iPad or a regular computer.

                                • 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?

                                  • undo button and redo button in lower left corner

                                    would rather have undo and redo in left bottom corner than fwd delete. space for this (2 buttons please, instead of 1, undo/redo by toggling is nogo) can be reclaimed from inconsistent extra spacing in bottom row, and if needed, by shortening the space bar by 2 mm. with no undo/redo you are forced to rely on apples shortcut menu that robs precious display real estate. speaking of which: awesome improvement with flattened keyboard on normal ipad. keep up the listening and good modifications. thanks!

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                                    • make shadows optional

                                      would make design much cleaner

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                                      • spanish keyboard should have no ç

                                        that is a portuguese character
                                        please substitute with ;
                                        kind regards

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                                          We have the ‘ç’ because we are following the Mac notebook/desktop keyboard layout for Spain. Did we make a mistake here? Or did Spanish recently stop using the ‘ç’ but the keyboard hardware just hasn’t caught up yet?

                                          In any case, the ‘;’ is already available on one of the other keys when ‘shift’ is pressed. Are there any other possibilities to use, or any standards we can follow here?

                                        • caps lock functionality for the options key

                                          Please make it so that if I double-tap the Options key, it switches me over to the options keyboard until the next time that I tap the Options key.

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