We are considering this but have not come up with a clean way to implement it yet.Manuel supported this idea ·
There seems to be significant interest in this, but we’ve had a few reservations:
1. Accidental triggering, which was a problem on some third-party keyboards. The solution Apple has adopted is to wait for a long-press on the space bar before activating.
2. This brings need to give up hold-space-to-repeat. Some say the tradeoff is worth it. Others suggest adding an option.
3. We cannot implement it as Apple has where the finger becomes a “joystick” that can move the cursor vertically as well as horizontally. All we can do is the way that Fleksy has done, sweeping back and forth horizontally.
4. Neither SwiftKey nor Gboard have attempted it, suggesting that a quality implementation is difficult.
We’ll explore this further.Manuel shared this idea ·