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  1. 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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    • Caps Lock

      What about Caps lock?

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          Autocorrect can be turned off or to suggestions-only mode using the slider in Settings. (To access settings, follow the instructions in the container app: hold down the Globe key when PadKeys keyboard is up, then slide your finger to the Gear and release.)

        • Emoji? iOS 9 shortcuts?

          From time I try to find a real keyboard for my iphone and my ipad. I have sampled a few, but dislike the privacy compromise, bugs and it still not being native, as in I only get the custom keyboard during basic text entry ... Can't use it to put in a complex username and password.

          Anyway. Padkeys seems to tick a few more boxes.

          Two things I'm not seeing:

          Microphone key, to use siri
          Emoji key

          Then Apple has also started to add an extra row with some extra buttons for copy paste etc .... What is your stance…

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            1 comment  ·  Admin →

            We have added our own shortcut buttons for undo, redo, and paste. Due to iOS restrictions, paste requires Full Access, and undo/redo are limited, but hopefully this will make it easier for people to do away with the space-consuming system shortcuts bar under iOS 9. (And under iOS 8 you get functionality the system doesn’t offer at all.)

            A number of developers have made requests to Apple to provide access to their own shortcut functionality so we could provide a more complete implementation, but no progress observed as yet.

          • Keyboard shortcuts are case sensitive and ones with symbols are not recognized

            Thanks to user reports we have just been made aware of these issues:

            1. PadKeys is case-sensitive: If you have a shortcut "xx" -> "something", then typing "Xx" will not trigger the shortcut. You have to type "xx".

            2. PadKeys won't recognize shortcuts like "x@y" -> "xray1@yowzer.com" at all.

            We are working on these and hope to submit a new version to the App Store in a couple of days. As always, folks interested in getting the fix sooner can open a ticket with us and we'll add you to the list to receive beta versions through TestFlight…

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              OK this has been taken care of in 1.3.2. Sorry it took so long to get out, there was an unrelated issue that derailed the review process a bit.

              Please open a new issue if something is still not behaving as expected.

            • 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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              • Autocorrect issues

                It's not always showing me the suggestions I want, and sometimes it shows ones I don't want.

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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →

                  We believe it is working reasonably well at this point so that priority has shifted to other issues. If you feel there is some specific way that autocorrect could be improved, please post a new idea.

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                  • Sometimes autocorrect persists with a replacement

                    Sometimes autocorrect will replace something repeatedly even if I backspace over it.

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                    • Fix crash in Mail on iOS 9

                      We are aware of an issue in which the Mail app will crash in some cases when starting to compose a new message or reply, when PadKeys is the selected keyboard. Unfortunately this is due to a bug in Mail itself. We are trying to work around it, which we believe should be possible since not all third-party keyboards are crashing. When / if we find a solution we'll release a new version to the App Store right away.

                      For now unfortunately the only solution is to select another keyboard before entering Mail, and then switch to PadKeys once the…

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                      • 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!

                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →

                            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.

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