Caps lock

Jake Landry shared this idea 1 year ago
Under Consideration

It would be great to get a caps lock button. Maybe in one of the corners?

Comments (17)

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We believe that by swiping up capitalization is as easy as typing lower case letters, and that thus there's no need for caps lock.

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I agree with David, the swipe system is really fast and you don't have to swipe a big distance for it to be recognized, same actually with the long press :)

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Yes, for 1 letter you can swip upwards.

But sometimes you want to enter a word or entire sentence uppercase

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Agree with Alex, for whole words it would be more easy!

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my password is a pin consisting 10 BOLD LETTERS! now I can't unlock my phone after using WRIO keyboard </3

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Hey

Why can't you enter it? You can write capital letters by swipe up. Shouldn't be mich slower than with caps lock.

Best

Janis

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Yes caps lock please

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CAPS lOCk please. It a real pain having to flick up when your typing an entire sentence.

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Swipeup surely is an insanely great way to capitalize a single letter and this is as good as it gets, I guess. But I disagree with those who say Swipeup is as easy as normal tapping. It is just not true :D – Swipeup is a more complex gesture than a Single tap. Both technically (swipe offset etc.) and for the user. Doing many swipeups in a row very often result in small letter exceptions, for me atleas.

My suggestion:

Tap and hold Both Space-keys for 1-2 seconds to enter "CAPSLOCK mode" (and it erases the just inserted space)

Indication for CAPSLOCK mode are uppercase button labels and maybe a visual difference in the space key as indicator that it can be changed back on those keys.

Switching to the second page (special characters) ends the caps lock mode aswell.

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Totally agree Rene. Swiping up iz great for 1 letter works, but swiping up for a whole sentence results in small letters here and there. CApS LoCK pLEASE

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Hi Paul

We'll add a setting in one of the next updates so the users can change the swipe up sensitivity. This should solve the problem you mention. Of course we'll still think a out implementing caps lock sometime but we first have some other features in the pipeline.

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If you fix the issue this way (which doesn't fix the inconvenience of multiple swipeups in a row) you probably create a new issue. I guess with lower sensitivity you get more unwanted caps in while writing normally. The perfect sweetspot probably will change from situation to situation; are you lying? How are your hands positioned? One or two handed? Do you really want the user to have to go to settings that often?


I suggest you don't put time into the sensitivity thing (at least not for that issue) and focus on the rest so you can implement the real caps lock sooner.

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We don't to it just for this issue. We want to fine tune the swipe distances anyway. I noticed too that sometimes it doesn't capitalize when I want it to. And because I never had the contrary problem I think there's potential here for fine tuning. Just needs a lot of testing.


And as everyone has different taste we'll give the advanced users more settings in the future.

Of course it's not the idea that the user has to change it from situation to situation.

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Why so much resistance to a simple CAPS LOCK button ?

The sensitivity seems ok to me, its just the constant swipe up over and over that causes the errors.

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There's no resistance. :) It's just that you need a concept how to implement it. Because if you just implement it somehow user experience will decrease. A feature like this has to be very intuitive so users don't have to learn it. This is especially important for a keyboard like ours which is not that easy at the beginning anyway.

So it needs time to do it right. I'm sure we'll find a way someday though. :)

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I agree with Paul Smith. I also think increasing the sensitivity of swipe up will cause a lot of issues.

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Let's see, that's what our beta group is for. If we don't test it we'll never know. :)

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