1. speedlever's Avatar
    OP3/3.2.8/not rooted. I found an interesting anomaly tonight. If I get a text and try to respond from the lock screen, I cannot swype in SwiftKey, but I can type. On GBoard, I can either swype or type. When the screen is not locked, SwiftKey swype works normally.

    Anyone else notice this?
    12-18-2016 01:48 AM
  2. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    OP3/3.2.8/not rooted. I found an interesting anomaly tonight. If I get a text and try to respond from the lock screen, I cannot swype in SwiftKey, but I can type. On GBoard, I can either swype or type. When the screen is not locked, SwiftKey swype works normally.

    Anyone else notice this?
    Yes, I have experienced had this before.
    12-18-2016 02:13 AM
  3. speedlever's Avatar
    I swapped back to the OP launcher and no change. So I'm back to GBoard. Not having swype is a pain.
    12-18-2016 10:55 AM
  4. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    I swapped back to the OP launcher and no change. So I'm back to GBoard. Not having swype is a pain.
    I would switch back Gboard but Gboard does not have arrow keys on the bottom on the keyboard.... If only Gboard had arrow keys.
    12-18-2016 11:35 AM
  5. speedlever's Avatar
    I would switch back Gboard but Gboard does not have arrow keys on the bottom on the keyboard.... If only Gboard had arrow keys.
    Heh! I was happy to finally have a number row!
    tube517 and Thud Hardsmack like this.
    12-18-2016 03:41 PM
  6. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    Heh! I was happy to finally have a number row!
    I have been spoiled by the arrow keys that SwiftKey lets you select as an option. They make it easier to edit text.
    tube517 likes this.
    12-18-2016 04:14 PM
  7. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    I would switch back Gboard but Gboard does not have arrow keys on the bottom on the keyboard.... If only Gboard had arrow keys.
    You can scroll through text by swiping on the space bar. Have you tried that? It works flawlessly for me.
    tube517 likes this.
    12-18-2016 05:11 PM
  8. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    That is crappy compared to the arrow keys. I tried that and I kept putting extra spaces on my text/words
    12-18-2016 06:00 PM
  9. AdrianFloresF's Avatar
    OP3/3.2.8/not rooted. I found an interesting anomaly tonight. If I get a text and try to respond from the lock screen, I cannot swype in SwiftKey, but I can type. On GBoard, I can either swype or type. When the screen is not locked, SwiftKey swype works normally.

    Anyone else notice this?
    I would switch back Gboard but Gboard does not have arrow keys on the bottom on the keyboard.... If only Gboard had arrow keys.
    You can't swipe with SwiftKey from the lockscreen. Nothing wrong on your end. The app doesn't allow this since Lollipop came out because of some changes Google made in the lockscreen that made it impossible for them to implement it. They won't fix it because they say they need to 'rebuild the app from the ground up'. Every time a user asks about it they say they have no intentions to addressing the issue.

    Ever since Gboard came out I couldn't be happier. It has everything I loved about SwiftKey: multilanguage, number row, dictionary sync (except the arrow keys) plus I can swipe in lockscreen (a MUST in Android 7 and its reply from the notification feature). It's also far more accurate when swiping in both Spanish and English.

    I was a big fan of the arrow keys for cursor control too, but Gboard's swipe in spacebar feature works great for me. I was inserting spaces at first as well, but you get used to it over time and learn to use it properly. Also, the gesture in the back key for deleting is big plus.

    After 4 years using SwiftKey, I can say that I won't be going back.
    12-18-2016 07:07 PM
  10. speedlever's Avatar
    That is crappy compared to the arrow keys. I tried that and I kept putting extra spaces on my text/words
    Change your key long press delay. I have mine set to 350ms and the space bar works great to reposition the cursor for me. I haven't experimented that much, so 350 may not be optimal.

    Global keyboard settings/preferences/key long press delay. Touch the space bar and immediately move your finger left or right to move the cursor.
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    12-18-2016 09:03 PM
  11. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    Change your key long press delay. I have mine set to 350ms and the space bar works great to reposition the cursor for me. I haven't experimented that much, so 350 may not be optimal.

    Global keyboard settings/preferences/key long press delay. Touch the space bar and immediately move your finger left or right to move the cursor.
    Thank you for the suggestion.
    12-18-2016 09:49 PM
  12. speedlever's Avatar
    You can't swipe with SwiftKey from the lockscreen. Nothing wrong on your end. The app doesn't allow this since Lollipop came out because of some changes Google made in the lockscreen that made it impossible for them to implement it. They won't fix it because they say they need to 'rebuild the app from the ground up'. Every time a user asks about it they say they have no intentions to addressing the issue.

    Ever since Gboard came out I couldn't be happier. It has everything I loved about SwiftKey: multilanguage, number row, dictionary sync (except the arrow keys) plus I can swipe in lockscreen (a MUST in Android 7 and its reply from the notification feature). It's also far more accurate when swiping in both Spanish and English.

    I was a big fan of the arrow keys for cursor control too, but Gboard's swipe in spacebar feature works great for me. I was inserting spaces at first as well, but you get used to it over time and learn to use it properly. Also, the gesture in the back key for deleting is big plus.

    After 4 years using SwiftKey, I can say that I won't be going back.
    Thank you for this information. So long SwiftKey!
    12-18-2016 11:27 PM
  13. tube517's Avatar
    You can scroll through text by swiping on the space bar. Have you tried that? It works flawlessly for me.
    Nice. I also like the arrow keys on Swiftkey but this is a pretty cool feature
    12-19-2016 06:14 PM
  14. RoadBicyclist's Avatar
    You can scroll through text by swiping on the space bar. Have you tried that? It works flawlessly for me.
    Yep, agree, it took me some time to finally get it right, but now is so much easier than having arrows, I was considering going back to SwiftKey due to this specific reason, but Google's solution has worked fantastic for me.

    Keep in mind, it may also take you a while to get it right especially when you have been using SwiftKey for a long time, but I forced myself to, didn't want to have two keyboards on my Nexus 6.
    12-19-2016 07:48 PM
  15. vintagetechtm's Avatar
    Change your key long press delay. I have mine set to 350ms and the space bar works great to reposition the cursor for me. I haven't experimented that much, so 350 may not be optimal.

    Global keyboard settings/preferences/key long press delay. Touch the space bar and immediately move your finger left or right to move the cursor.
    Thank you for this information. So long SwiftKey!
    I tried to like Gboard... I couldn't. I turn off all notifications on my lock screen because I prefer to use my lock screen as a method of locking people *out* of my phone. I guess I'm too private of a person to see the benefit of interacting with my phone via the lock screen...

    I'm back to SwiftKey. I have arrow keys and a number row in my keyboard.
    01-03-2017 05:50 PM

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