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    Is there a way to shut off predictive text, but still have a spell checker?

    I find my self having to back up and delete quite a bit, and then retype very slowly. Or it picks the wrong word when typing.
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    From scratch, go into phone settings - language and input- hit the gear button next to samsung keyboard - make sure predictive text is on then press right on the words predictive text and all your options come up how you want the language bar to work
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    That was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socks148 View Post
    From scratch, go into phone settings - language and input- hit the gear button next to samsung keyboard - make sure predictive text is on then press right on the words predictive text and all your options come up how you want the language bar to work
    Been there - done that and it still sucks.

    I have everything in there turned off except Spell Correction and it still has horrible auto correction.

    I do suspect a better keyboard might help. The Samsung keyboard has always been aweful. I wish they would have kept the Android Keyboard in there like they have on their other phones.

    And before anyone says Swiftkey. Yes I agree it is a nice keryboard, but not to sound cheap, but I just do not think I should have to pay for a keyboard replacement when the one the phone comes with should be adaquate.
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    I use Swiftkey and it's worth every penny...but I have this same problem still.

    If I type something it thinks is a mistake, it will auto fix it. I then have to go back and correct it and make sure to press the correct predictive text at the top of the keyboard to "approve" of the wrong word.

    For example today I was putting "babe" in a text message. Swiftkey was certain I meant "baby". You type BABE then when you press the spacebar you get BABY. Then backspace twice to delete the Y, retype the E, then instead of spacebar (because it will just correct you again) you have to press "BABE" in the predictive text bar above the keyboard to confirm that's the actual word you want.

    Does anyone know a more efficient way to do this? I feel like this method I'm using requires that you recognize that the word you are about to finish is not what Swiftkey thinks you mean and you have to react before you press the spacebar or you end up having to fix it...

    EDIT: After that rant I combed through Swiftkey options and perhaps changing advanced/spacebar will... to "always insert a space" instead of the default: "complete the current word" will fix it...but I'm not sure yet if I will like that. I don't think I ever used the spacebar like that though...I always press the word itself to select a predicted word, not spacebar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreii View Post
    I use Swiftkey and it's worth every penny...but I have this same problem still.

    If I type something it thinks is a mistake, it will auto fix it. I then have to go back and correct it and make sure to press the correct predictive text at the top of the keyboard to "approve" of the wrong word.

    For example today I was putting "babe" in a text message. Swiftkey was certain I meant "baby". You type BABE then when you press the spacebar you get BABY. Then backspace twice to delete the Y, retype the E, then instead of spacebar (because it will just correct you again) you have to press "BABE" in the predictive text bar above the keyboard to confirm that's the actual word you want.

    Does anyone know a more efficient way to do this? I feel like this method I'm using requires that you recognize that the word you are about to finish is not what Swiftkey thinks you mean and you have to react before you press the spacebar or you end up having to fix it...

    EDIT: After that rant I combed through Swiftkey options and perhaps changing advanced/spacebar will... to "always insert a space" instead of the default: "complete the current word" will fix it...but I'm not sure yet if I will like that. I don't think I ever used the spacebar like that though...I always press the word itself to select a predicted word, not spacebar.
    Yes that's how I have my SwiftKey set up. I don't think there is a better keyboard out there. SwiftKey 3 really is worth every penny.

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    Amen to SwiftKey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedcarrot View Post
    And before anyone says Swiftkey. Yes I agree it is a nice keryboard, but not to sound cheap, but I just do not think I should have to pay for a keyboard replacement when the one the phone comes with should be adaquate.
    LOL, the next three posts said Swiftkey. I actually don't like it myself but that's the beauty of Android. I've got tons more to choose from.
    And yes you should have to pay for a keyboard replacement if you don't like what they give you. The stock keyboard is adequate. It's just not as good as hundreds of others.
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    I was fine with the stock keyboard but decided to give SwiftKey a shot to see what all the fuss was about. I am extremely happy I gave it a try. It is way better than the stock keyboard.

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    I usually like the GO Keyboard and SMS but the predicative text is killing me. Will handcent or swiftkey help this any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjb70 View Post
    LOL, the next three posts said Swiftkey. I actually don't like it myself but that's the beauty of Android. I've got tons more to choose from.
    And yes you should have to pay for a keyboard replacement if you don't like what they give you. The stock keyboard is adequate. It's just not as good as hundreds of others.
    The stock keyboard is NOT adequate. It is basically unusable. It is easily the worst keyboard I've ever used on anything.

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    I've downloaded swiftkey3, and unfortunately I'm still having that problem. This is my only real gripe with this phone, but I'm guessing it's just taking some getting used to the bigger keyboard. On the iPhone I was a really fast typer, but on the S3, I'm constantly making mistakes. Hoping this fixes itself over time, as I feel like it's naturally starting to get better.
    Living large with my Galaxy Note 3!!!
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    Use Swype beta, and download it from beta.Swype.com you have to set up a free account and then login...

    from MY SIII in sunny FL.
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    I downloaded SwiftKey and it has helped a bit. I still am getting used to it. I originally turned the settings to not insert a word when the space bar is pressed, but I didn't like it. I will give it a chance. I didn't mind paying a few bucks that's going to help in the long run, but I think Samsung should have done a better job of vetting their stock keyboard. My wife said that the stock keyboard on her Captivate is much better than the S3, but I also think she is crazy. LOL
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    I'm telling you, try Swype beta it's better!!! free also!!!

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    Coming from a physical QWERTY keyboard on a 9810, I am still trying to get used to the stock keyboard before I jump ship and try a new one. That is pretty much my approach in my transition to Android in giving all the stock features a thorough try first.
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    i totally agree
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    The biggest thing people forget to turn on (my Rogers Samsung S3 had it off by default) is the Recapture option under Predictive Text section.

    This little gem allows you to click on backspace when you type something incorrectly (or correctly but just not the word you wanted to write), and it will "recapture" the whole word, and allow you to retype whatever you want, without that annoying auto-correct trying to keep inserting the wrong word. This is also useful to make sure the auto-correct sees the whole word together, not just the most recent additions after deleting a few characters.

    Turn off auto-append and auto-substitution and voila, a decently working keyboard that plays nice when you spell things incorrectly and go back and try to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Stanson View Post
    The biggest thing people forget to turn on (my Rogers Samsung S3 had it off by default) is the Recapture option under Predictive Text section.

    This little gem allows you to click on backspace when you type something incorrectly (or correctly but just not the word you wanted to write), and it will "recapture" the whole word, and allow you to retype whatever you want, without that annoying auto-correct trying to keep inserting the wrong word. This is also useful to make sure the auto-correct sees the whole word together, not just the most recent additions after deleting a few characters.

    Turn off auto-append and auto-substitution and voila, a decently working keyboard that plays nice when you spell things incorrectly and go back and try to fix it.
    I am still waffling on whether to go back to the swype beta I had my previous phone--I had that working so nicely. The recapture may make it a little more tolerable. I have also noticed that I have add words to my word list failry regulary-- Even simple words like "this"

    Never had that problem in Swype
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    , imo, is Skookum!
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    When I went to install the swiftkey app it brought up a warning saying that I can be used to steal credit card numbers. Was that because it was the free version or is it just bad?
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    This has been annoying me since I got my phone. I don't even know why there's an option to turn recapture off.
    Thank you Kirk
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    Mentioned this on another thread, but just when I was about give up on the samsung keyboard and load swype beta, I updated to Jelly bean 4.1.1 over Kies figuring I would load Swype Beta afterwards. I had no idea before hand, but Swype 1.2.3.8848 came bundled with the Samsung/JB/AT&T Update.

    Been working great ever since. I may try Swiftkey Flow Beta at some point though.

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