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    Hi,

    We’re interested to hear more feedback on this, but… One of the main motivations behind PadKeys is to avoid the need for learning special layouts. The thought is that the advantages of having those keys available without Shift is actually outweighed by the hesitations caused by having a different layout from the one present in hardware keyboards everywhere.

    Even something that may seem an obvious win like a “.com” key, which saves 3 keystrokes when typing in a URL, is of unclear benefit when you have to stop and hunt around for it, it takes up space that could be used for making larger letter keys, and it doesn’t help when typing in .de, .net, .org, or the site name itself.

    Of course, none of these arguments hold for users more used to phones than regular computers. But PadKeys is not trying to be a keyboard for everyone,…

    Allen commented  · 

    No, please don't add ( ) keys to the main keyboard. I love using the [ ] keys. Please leave the keys, including { } keys, as they are. They behave as the standard keyboard does, which I know and love.

    I wish I could down-vote this suggestion.

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    Allen commented  · 

    Here's a mockup of "tall" mode, with the iMessage App Bar Hidden (to hide the toolbar, simply tap and hold the gray App Store icon, to the left of the iMessage textbox field, for 2 seconds).
    http://www.image-share.com/upload/3897/189.png

    It actually looks quite nice!

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    What you are saying makes sense, and would not be hard to implement. However the trick is to keep the configuration simple for the user. It starts to feel clunky when you are having to select layout and language separately.

    One idea might be to have an “freeze layout” switch which if unset (the default) leaves behavior as now. If it IS set, that layout stays unchanged, and only the language changes when selecting by the regular mechanism (either quick-switch or from list in settings).

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    Allen commented  · 

    Hey PadKeys,

    The "override layout" selector idea causing a selected layout to take precedence (and only the language changing) sounds like an awesome idea!

    I think it would be very helpful to implement this.

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