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    Default HTC One M8 & Swiftkey

    I'm not loving typing on this device. I've been using SwiftKey for years. The keyboard on the M8 is actually smaller than it was on my S4. But worse, it feels far less accurate. Even when tapping the space bar, which is a sizable key, I often have to tap it multiple times to get it to register the keystroke. Is this something that updates from either HTC or SwiftKey might improve?
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    My one caveat with SwiftKey on the m8 is that when I'm typing fast for some reason Google Now opens, which is definitely a hindrance.

    I believe it happens when I'm pressing somewhere down by the space bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zod1010 View Post
    I'm not loving typing on this device. I've been using SwiftKey for years. The keyboard on the M8 is actually smaller than it was on my S4. But worse, it feels far less accurate. Even when tapping the space bar, which is a sizable key, I often have to tap it multiple times to get it to register the keystroke. Is this something that updates from either HTC or SwiftKey might improve?
    SwiftKey can be resized. Press & hold the "123" key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khughes6 View Post
    My one caveat with SwiftKey on the m8 is that when I'm typing fast for some reason Google Now opens, which is definitely a hindrance.

    I believe it happens when I'm pressing somewhere down by the space bar.

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    You may be inadvertently swiping up on the home button when moving your fingers near the spacebar and launching Google Now.
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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    I've seen some reviewers complain about the stock keyboard too. I've been using SwiftKey in the past, but oddly enough the HTC keyboard has been working really well for me. Their next word prediction is also almost as good as Swiftkey's and I actually prefer its way of offering alternate words for what I'm currently swiping, so I didn't bother putting SwiftKey on yet.

    I'm 6'2" and have fairly big hands, so there's hope you could adapt to it.

    As far as Google Now, that's probably due to the space bar being low enough on the screen that the phone is confusing your tapping of it with the 'swipe up' gesture that activates Google Now. If you go into Google Now and deactivate that gesture it should help. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRicks84 View Post
    SwiftKey can be resized. Press & hold the "123" key.
    How did I not know about this? That’s awesome. Thanks for the tip.
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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    I am using the paid version of swiftkey as I don't like the stock keyboard.
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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    I'm using the latest SwiftKey beta on my m8 and it's been working just fine. I shrink it down and add the number row. I also float it in landscape mode. This is so I can flow type the same in either orientation.




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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    Is the beta in any significant way different to the released version?
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    I've been using the stock keyboard. I really like SwiftKey, except for how it handles spaces. It's puts a space after everything.

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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    Quote Originally Posted by Zod1010 View Post
    Is the beta in any significant way different to the released version?
    I'm not sure what the differences are. I'm pretty much always on a beta version. I know the number row was a recent addition and really handy.

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    Default Re: HTC One M* & Swiftkey

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRicks84 View Post
    SwiftKey can be resized. Press & hold the "123" key.
    I've been using Swiftkey for years as well, and I haven't had a problem using it on the M8. Nice tip for resizing the keyboard though. I had totally forgotten that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicksGarage View Post
    I'm using the latest SwiftKey beta on my m8 and it's been working just fine. I shrink it down and add the number row. I also float it in landscape mode. This is so I can flow type the same in either orientation.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/mu4emyja.jpg

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    How did you get the row of numbers on top? Is that only in the beta version?

    Edit: downloaded the beta and it was there.
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    The stock keyboard definitely needs some work. I'm a SwiftKey user so it's not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quarrymanpaul View Post
    How did you get the row of numbers on top? Is that only in the beta version?

    Edit: downloaded the beta and it was there.
    Yes it has been on the beta for a while now. Should come to the paid one soon.

    I've been using SwiftKey for a year now and love it.

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    Swiftkey isn't what it used to be. I actually prefer the stock keyboard now. Predictions are much better.

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    Default Re: HTC One M8 & Swiftkey

    You can calibrate the stock HTC keyboard for better accuracy. Go in the phone settings then language.

    However I'm loving the Google keyboard.

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    I've been using Swiftkey since my GS4, but the voice to text isn't nearly as accurate on the M8 compared to the GS4. Is the translation to text a function of the phone/device, or the program? Maybe it just needs time to learn my vocal characteristics. I had gotten so good on my Galaxy that I very rarely had to make corrections.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 & Swiftkey

    Quote Originally Posted by Zod1010 View Post
    I'm not loving typing on this device. I've been using SwiftKey for years. The keyboard on the M8 is actually smaller than it was on my S4. But worse, it feels far less accurate. Even when tapping the space bar, which is a sizable key, I often have to tap it multiple times to get it to register the keystroke. Is this something that updates from either HTC or SwiftKey might improve?
    Swiftkey is the way to go. I highly recommend it. If you don't want to pay for it, you could just download the Google keyboard off of the play store, which also works really well and is updated frequently by Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    Swiftkey isn't what it used to be. I actually prefer the stock keyboard now. Predictions are much better.

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    I used Swiftkey for a long time due to no better options. Never looked back after getting Google keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I used Swiftkey for a long time due to no better options. Never looked back after getting Google keyboard.

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    I've using SwiftKey for years and love it, maybe I need to try Google Keyboard to see if I like it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjgartner View Post
    I've been using the stock keyboard. I really like SwiftKey, except for how it handles spaces. It's puts a space after everything.

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    You can control how it handles spaces. Eirther by a space or word prediction

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    I looked at Google keyboard after reading his post, but wasn't impressed. It might function well, but it's awfully boirng
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    I went from swiftkey to ai.type keyboard and love it!!
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