How can we make PadKeys better?

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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    Manuel shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    input requested  ·  AdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded  · 

    There seems to be significant interest in this and we will add it if we can figure out how to do it without compromise. Right now, holding down the space bar and NOT moving gives you repeated spaces, which is often useful. The risk is that adding the cursor move capability causes it to get triggered accidentally, either when doing this or just quickly typing single spaces. We’ve used several keyboards where this can be very annoying. And no, we don’t want to add an option. :-) We’ll explore this further.

    Please help us understand the use case though. Is it that you want to move farther than the cursor keys let you conveniently move?

    Thanks.

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      • S.Binet commented  · 

        Yep it would be great for people rewriting alot 😉 I've tested this on another keyboard app, it so powerful and you're getting used to it very easily.
        And it wouldn't change the "Apple" layout you want to stick to.👍

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