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  1. 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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    • 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!

      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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              This should already be the case by default. Note, there IS an option in PadKeys Settings to display all caps all the time, which you might have inadvertently enabled.

              If the issue relates to display of a particular character in a particular language, please let us know that info and/or include a screenshot.

              Thanks!

            • 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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              • 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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                • 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!

                  • 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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                    • 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.

                      • 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.

                        • 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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                          • 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.

                            • 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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                                We have observed this as well, for a long time, and reported the bug to Apple. Conversely, the onscreen keyboard generally does NOT appear when using a system keyboard.

                                It would probably help for others to report this bug to Apple as well, since they may become more inclined to do something about it.

                              • PadKeys on iOS 9 or earlier

                                Add PadKeys version 2.2.7 for older iPad iOS 9.3.5

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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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                                      • Swipe for search URL entry

                                        It is possible to do a Google search by entering words into the browser URL bar. However this is less efficient than it ought to be because features like swiping don't work there. I realize that it would have to be less aggressive by default in that context to avoid interference with URL entry.

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                                          You can achieve this by turning on “Always Show Suggestions” in Advanced settings. This causes PadKeys to override iOS’s request to NOT show suggestions or do autocorrect for the URL bar. In this case the suggestions bar will be shown and swipe can be done, but autocorrect will still not be.

                                        • 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 3.2.1 release we added the ability to 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.

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