Support Auto-correct...KNOCK IT OFF!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by random255, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. random255

    random255 Well-Known Member
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    The EVO is driving me batty with the auto-correct. Most of the time, yes, it's beautiful... but for a small example, I told someone I had a new Evo... which despite the capitalization and all, changed itself to Eve after I hit space...

    I had to delete that and retype, but then I had to hit the down arrow on the "word suggestion list" and type "add a word"... then I had to retype Evo to convince its spell checker that, yes, Evo is a word... then it'll accept Evo... except that going to "add a word" somehow deleted Evo out, so I had to type it a fourth time.

    I love autocorrect for the most part, but I use a LOT of non-standard words. And I have NO idea how a proper nown showing ownership would work, I'm not adding "Shawn's" in as a word, but the phone was sure I didn't want to txt anyone for "shawn's number".

    Please help! There must be some "don't autocorrect" this word button I'm missing. Is there at least an undo button for all the times I miss it but notice? If I type "****er" I don't want "sucker" edited in for me!

    :)
     

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  2. kaisies

    kaisies Well-Known Member
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    the first word (before you hit space) is the letters you typed, semi long click on it and it will add the word!
     
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  3. random255

    random255 Well-Known Member
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    It worked! Super easy. Can I thank you twice on here? No? Damn it, too bad because that's some helpful stuff!
     
  4. vikingjunior

    vikingjunior Well-Known Member
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    LOL I had to add the word EVO also. No biggie.
     
  5. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member
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    ahhh I have one better...

    friend of mine was telling me that her brother (the dumbass) didn't preorder here in socal.. then tried to go out tonight and find one.. sold out!

    I laughed and typed to her "hahaha preorder dumbass" to which it sent to her: "bags recorder dumbass"

    needless to say.. she was confused :D
     
  6. newone757

    newone757 Well-Known Member
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  7. SteveChiller

    SteveChiller Well-Known Member
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    well one time on my Hero a friend asked me if I wanted to go out clubbing so I replyed "shhhhyeah....." and it auto corrected it to Abraham, lol, he was confused for sure.
     
  8. Edricflo

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    Have you guys tried the voice texting, its awesome!
     
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  9. random255

    random255 Well-Known Member
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    Which is good, except for try adding 's to any noun (Shawn's, Cory's, Joe's) every time it'd mess you up. The quick-add option that got pointed out helps, it's the only way to get past all this stuff! ;)
     
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  10. phearx

    phearx Well-Known Member
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    My boss at work was playing with voice input no matter how unnecessary it was lol. He was so amazed by it.
     
  11. Aridon

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  12. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member
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    Ditto. I love it so far. Course, the naughty texts get all messed up :D
     
  13. shepx5

    shepx5 Active Member
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    Thank you!!! I don't know why but I almost woke my kids up laughing at that!

    :D
     
  14. crumsnatcha

    crumsnatcha Active Member
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    Tonight at the bar I tried doing a voice-to-text search for "How much did Sprint stock go up today?"

    The return was 'Olive Garden'.

    Good times.
     
  15. rzenger

    rzenger Well-Known Member
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    Menu
    Settings
    Language and Keyboard
    Touch Input
    Text Input
    Prediction
     
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  16. gabbott

    gabbott Well-Known Member
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    What a feature! Your phone was hinting you should have eaten more before goin drinking. :p
     
  17. vikingjunior

    vikingjunior Well-Known Member
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    Turn word complete off
     
  18. doctah

    doctah Active Member
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    I logged in just to thank you. Not sure why it didn't occur to me to turn that crap off. I'm also shocked we don't have many more people in here raving about their "Ego"
     
  19. skpd

    skpd Well-Known Member
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    +1
     
  20. jbroad572

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    I wanted to use Swype but in landscape mode I'd rather have the touch keyboard, since it's not too fun typing on the swype keyboard. wish there was a way to switch it up.
     
  21. gabbott

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    You can switch keyboards on the fly. Hold down on a text input box and then hit 'input method'.
     
  22. SoFLO

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    At first the auto-correct was driving me insane as well until I figured out the trick about the first word in the list while typing is added when clicked. I think that's a really cool feature. I also love the voice input, great while I'm driving.
     
  23. Sydney

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    To remove the word completion and prediction.....

    choose MENU, settings, language & keyboard,touch input,text input, then uncheck the options u do not like.
     
  24. harleyless

    harleyless Well-Known Member
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    Is there away to edit the predictive words. Mine has "learned" a few words I would like it to forget...
     
  25. OhioGuy89

    OhioGuy89 Well-Known Member
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    Look at the post Sydney made just above yours. :p
     
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