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How can we make PadKeys better?

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  1. 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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    • 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.

      • Different key sounds

        Would love to have the black keys (numbers etc) have a different sound, a third sound for shifted keys and one for the spacebar, would make it much easier to hear that the typing is correct

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        • 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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            Thank you for the suggestion. It makes sense and we will schedule it for a future release.

            (I hadn’t realized third-party keyboards did things this way, probably because it’s difficult to end up in the middle of a word without cursor keys.)

            UPDATE: We haven’t implemented this yet mainly because we haven’t found any other keyboards / autocorrect implementations that work this way, and we’re worried it will clash with most users’ expectations. If anyone has any examples to point out to us, that might help. Thanks!

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