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  1. 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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    We have added this as the “Always Show Suggestions” option under the “Advanced” section of the Settings (tap label in upper left of the panel).

  2. 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.

  3. Known Issue: Breakage in iOS 9

    It seems in the most recent iOS 9 betas PadKeys will appear correctly the first time you use it in an app session, but then if it gets put away and then displayed again, the display will be messed up and nonfunctional.

    We are investigating.

    For now, a work-around is to exit the app by pressing the Home button, then come back in again.

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    Between our own efforts and fixes Apple implemented before the final release, things seem to be working fine under iOS 9. If you still find problems please post a new issue. Thanks!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. It is difficult to read the keys.

    The font of the keys should be larger and bold. At least give on option.

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. Blue word should be easier to dismiss

    The blue x left of the blue word is almost impossible to hit on the iPad mini, please find a better way, preferably also with the option to take away suggestions, right now i almost give up on autocorrect

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  10. Caps Lock

    What about Caps lock?

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  12. Edit utilities

    I'd like to see some edit utilities on the keyboard such as copy, paste, redo and undo. The edit utils that came with the stock keyboard take up room on the sceen so I'd like to see them built in your keyboard.

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    All of these except Copy are already present in PadKeys, on the right side of the suggestions bar. Please note, the suggestions bar is only shown when autocorrect is not set to “Off”, and the text field being used requests autocorrect.

    We are unable to implement Copy due to iOS restrictions.

  13. Multi language support

    Hi,

    I really like the keyboard but one thing I miss from SwiftKey is the ability to have a Swedish layout and the ability to write both in Swedish and English with full aurocorrection in both without having to switch between the layouts.

    BR
    /Mikael

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    We have implemented the switch button approach in release 1.3. In our own testing this worked pretty conveniently, but please let us know how it works for you.

  14. PadKeys locks Chrome in Apple Support Communities

    This may be a problem with Chrome or the editor used by ASC, but it has happened several times to me. The only solution is to restart Chrome, losing all the input. It may be when entry has taken a relatively long time. No special keys were used, only backspace, and no correleation between a key and the lockup.
    iPad air, iOS 9.3.2

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  15. 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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  16. PadKeys on iOS 9 or earlier

    Add PadKeys version 2.2.7 for older iPad iOS 9.3.5

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  17. 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.

  18. Error in German localization off English keyboard layout

    I found a confusing error in German localization off English (!) keyboard layout:
    The german translation of the "return" key is "Return" (the orig. english word) and not "Zurück" (that word means "backspace") in German.
    So use "Return" or the return-symbol.

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  19. When using Dark Keyboard layout, make the littie lock picture on the shift keys white instead of Black.

    When using the Dark Keyboard layout, make the little lock picture white
    on the shift keys instead of Black. The Black on Gray is hard to see.
    The Black is ok on the white keyboard layout. Thanks Steve

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