Cursor / Scrolling

Chris S. shared this idea 1 year ago
Planned

I've used Fleksy keyboard until now.. and the "move cursor" functionality is extremely nice, tough it could be optimized more..

But it's so nice, to move the cursor within the keyboard, and not to have to go into the text.

I personally think, it could be made such like that:


Long press & hold on "space" and swipe left move curser to the left.. long press and swipe up.. move up..

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Hi René

Thanks for your input! :)

Of course we'd like to implement 3D/Force Touch to give the user even more possibilities to directly access some features or characters. Unfortunately it's not widespread enough yet so we need to implement a fall back solution for all devices without this feature. That's why haven't implemented it yet. But it will come sometime. :)

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This is a good idea. Since we don't have a space bar we have to find another solution. But we already have some ideas. ;)

But we first have to do some fine-tuning.

Thanks for your input and your support! :)

Janis

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Hi Janis, I agree with Basil, I really miss that one! Suggestion: You might use a swipe-up on the space buttons for a single step left/right, and a long-press on space for skipping word by word. Or, if you support multitouch, push and hold the "x" button and swipe right/left (now, wouldnt THAT be just great? ;-))

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The use of 3d touch would be perfect for that

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Hi Martin - we agree! We haven't implemented it yet since a lot of devices don't support it yet, but it's definitely on our list (and becomes more relevant day by day). We'll keep you posted once we are able to pack it in an update. Cheers, David

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Why not using a two finger gesture to do the job.

See my idea: http://community.wrio-keyboard.com/topic/use-two-finger-gesture-to-move-cursor-from-left-to-right

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Hi Dominik, merged with this thread. Cheers, David

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Hi Roger, great idea! Merged with this thread. Best, David

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Hi Sgit, merged to here. Cheers, David

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Good idea - we will take a look at it in the near future, after the urgent issues! Best, David

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On my current keyboard (Smart Keyboard Pro) I can move the cursor with the volume keys. Seems very ergonomic to me.

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The 3D Touch could also be used to access an emoji, which is located behind a letter.

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I would prefer a Cursor-Functionality like in the original iOS Keyboard...

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Hi Niklas


Thanks a lot for your feedback! You're right we need an easy possibility to move the cursor and a lot of users already voted for it:

http://community.wrio-keyboard.com/topic/cursor-like-possibility

http://community.wrio-keyboard.com/topic/ios-force3d-touch-cursor


We'll try to implement a solution for this soon. :)

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Correct. On my CyanogenBased S4 Mini that was also possible (first you had to configure it). And I used that extremely often.

On sony thats not possible. But could be also a good variant to implement in wrio.

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I use in conjuntion TouchPal which have nice features like a 140+ character clipboard, cursor home page up and down end, etc

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I think personally this is more advertising another keyboard than a helpful comment..

I personally prefer 1 Keyboard...

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Hi Andreas


Thanks a lot for your feedback! :)

In my opinion it would be better to have a solution to easily move the cursor because then you don't have to delete the correct text. This might also be easier (and performancewise better) than to check when restore should be available and when not. What do you think?

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Hi,


Yes if there would be a solution to make the selection with the cursor quicker and more accurate that'd be good too. The effeciency of deleting good text is really dependent on how much has to be deleted to reach the error. But then again for the cursor solution I'd actually have to leave the keyboard and return, I'd like a solution where I have the least amount of interruption, so leaving my fingers in the keyboard area is more practical in my mind.


I don't really know how much worse the performance gets but, in my mind, you would really only need to verify that the string written hasn't changed its length after a correction was made. That might be overly simplified, you're the developer, these are simply my two cents on the subject.


Thanks for the quick reply.

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Of course you shouldn't need to lease the keyboard. But for example it could be possible to move it by swiping with two finger. Just an idea, don't know if we'll do it that way! :)

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Yes that sort of thing would be great! Maybe in conjunctiong with the idea of " text scrolling" which was postet shortly after this topic. Being able to move the cursor as you said with two fingers and then jump back to the end of the text immediately through another distinctive gesture (double tapping two fingers or something of the like)


I like this productive feedback dialogues, keep it up guys!

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Hi Alex

Thanks a lot for your feedback! I'll merge this topic as Andreas already hat the same idea 3 days ago. :)

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this would be a cool feature, but I have genuinely no idea how to put this to practice with the current swiping features implemented in the keyboard. hire some genius and make her ponder over the question. :D

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We do hope that we can provide at least a little bit of the genius component to design a great solution...... :)

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Hi Martin, I merged your idea with this thread. Thank you, David

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Andreas, I'll be honest with you. I think this is a stupid idea. Volume buttons are made for volume. What if you listen to music, it's too load and you want to lower the volume, but then your keayboard is open at the same time and then it's all a big mess all of a sudden. Nobody wants that.

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Hey Saudaggl

Please stay friendly and avoid words like 'stupid' and 'nobody wants'. Opinions are different and that's good. We have this platform so everyone can post his ideas and thanks to the votes we see which feature are most wanted.

Of course constructive feedback is very welcome but there's no need to get personal.

Thank you! :)

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Nobody wants that, that was stupid. True.

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Like that idea. We will think about it. :)

Unfortunately not all smartphones support force touch so a fallback would be needed.

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Alternative suggestion:

In the lower half of the keyboard works the swipe only as 'move cursor left' or 'move cursor right'. In the upper half works it as usual: 'backspace' or 'retype'

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Oh I like that. You would probably need a popup to introduce the feature, otherwise people will report a bug. But it would solve so many issues.

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Two finger swipe? And a setting to choose between them...

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Or a very long touch, e.g. after 2 seconds the mode would switch to touchpad, or whatever you want to call it, to navigate in the text.


Two finger swipe sounds nice, but I guess in practice it will be combersome to use two fingers when you're used to type with one hand. Compare this to navigation in Apple maps vs. Google maps, where you can zoom in/out with one hand (Google). It makes a huge difference.

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Thanks for your input. We'll have a look as soon as we start working on it.

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Hi Yannick, yes thanks for the note. I'll actually change the status to planned, as we have this on our list now :) We have to evaluate first how this exactly will work with our gestures, and we also have to make sure it works across the devices! Cheers, David

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The Apple Keyboard does that with Force Touch. Touch hard and ur Keyboard turns into a Trackpad. I would love having that option on Wrio.

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A cursor feature might solve this :)