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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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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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.