1. Misterb's Avatar
    I use Swiftkey as my default keyboard. Every time I'm on a screen where I can type something into a field, there is this keyboard icon At the top of the screen, and if I drag it down, it gives me options to change the input method to the stock keyboard, voice, etc. I just want this icon to go away amd not pop up anymore. Is there any way to do this?
    02-11-2012 05:13 PM
  2. rcpa's Avatar
    Why are people so offended by this icon? It's only there when the keyboard is up and it's purpose is to allow you to switch between keyboards. Previous versions of Android used a long-press on the input field which was a hidden feature that you wouldn't know about unless you stumbled across it or someone told you. The icon gives the new user a visual cue and that's a good thing.
    Josh515 and moosc like this.
    02-11-2012 05:28 PM
  3. broadwayblues's Avatar
    I love that icon. SwiftKey is awesome, but voice typing is great if you are driving or writing a long email.



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    02-11-2012 06:58 PM
  4. auburngirl's Avatar
    This is great. I had been using stock because of the occasional need for voice. Now back to SwiftKey. Sweet.

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    02-11-2012 07:55 PM
  5. yosteve's Avatar
    The only way it goes away is if you only use the stock keyboard. The moment you use another, the keyboard icon surfaces and allows you to toggle back. We use it to toggle to voice, but too bad voice isn't just a button, rather than a swipe, and 2 presses.
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    02-11-2012 08:46 PM
  6. Misterb's Avatar
    Why are people so offended by this icon? It's only there when the keyboard is up and it's purpose is to allow you to switch between keyboards. Previous versions of Android used a long-press on the input field which was a hidden feature that you wouldn't know about unless you stumbled across it or someone told you. The icon gives the new user a visual cue and that's a good thing.

    Because I like Swiftkey, and therefore don't need to switch back to the stock keyboard, and certainly don't need a notification type reminder at the top to serve as a distraction. That's fine to have it there for people new to Android, but I'm not and would like to be able to hide it.
    02-12-2012 12:15 AM
  7. Misterb's Avatar
    The only way it goes away is if you only use the stock keyboard. The moment you use another, the keyboard icon surfaces and allows you to toggle back. We use it to toggle to voice, but too bad voice isn't just a button, rather than a swipe, and 2 presses.
    That's what I don't get though. If you use Swiftkey, there is a button second from the left of the space bar that has the microphone. Tap it, then tap the voice icon that pops up, and bingo...the stock Android voice command pops up. Because of this, the icon at the top is redundant and unnecessary, because I don't want to switch away from Swiftkey, and I can still get to voice in 2 clicks from Swiftkey
    02-12-2012 12:21 AM
  8. moosc's Avatar
    Dl a rom that toggles the toggle on or off. Personally if its such a visual nuess to u must b typing alot. I barely see unless I stop typing.

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    02-12-2012 12:35 AM
  9. yosteve's Avatar
    That's what I don't get though. If you use Swiftkey, there is a button second from the left of the space bar that has the microphone. Tap it, then tap the voice icon that pops up, and bingo...the stock Android voice command pops up. Because of this, the icon at the top is redundant and unnecessary, because I don't want to switch away from Swiftkey, and I can still get to voice in 2 clicks from Swiftkey
    If I'm not mistaken that's the Swiftkey interface of voice to text (even if it looks like the regular Google voice). Try it on Swiftkey and say a sentence, pause and continue your sentence, then try it using the icon up top, you can pause and start as many times as you wish. That's the difference (unless the paid swiftlet allows it)
    02-12-2012 01:43 AM
  10. Misterb's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken that's the Swiftkey interface of voice to text (even if it looks like the regular Google voice). Try it on Swiftkey and say a sentence, pause and continue your sentence, then try it using the icon up top, you can pause and start as many times as you wish. That's the difference (unless the paid swiftlet allows it)
    I stand corrected, and I have the paid version. It brings up the Swiftkey voice prompt, which can't hold a candle to the google one.
    02-12-2012 01:57 AM
  11. ellisz's Avatar
    I wanted to try this as I had been trying out the stock keyboard but when I activated SwiftkeyX and then go into an SMS, I don't get the icon. I am running AOKP M3. Maybe this was removed? Never really paid attention before
    02-12-2012 12:17 PM
  12. yosteve's Avatar
    I stand corrected, and I have the paid version. It brings up the Swiftkey voice prompt, which can't hold a candle to the google one.
    Swype's microphone is similar to Swiftkey, just their interface, no real time pausing.
    02-12-2012 08:42 PM
  13. yosteve's Avatar
    I wanted to try this as I had been trying out the stock keyboard but when I activated SwiftkeyX and then go into an SMS, I don't get the icon. I am running AOKP M3. Maybe this was removed? Never really paid attention before
    I believe in your settings, input, you need to have Google voice also checked.
    02-12-2012 08:44 PM
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