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Any way to NOT add space after picking a word?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ericiu, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. ericiu

    ericiu Lurker
    Thread Starter

    So, I like the way my Droid gives me suggestions as I start typing, but I have a problem with it always adding a space after I pick a suggested word. Is there any way to disable this automatic space? I tried looking in settings and keyboard and there is something under auto-complete for adding a space, but that doesn't fix the problem when I toggle it. Any ideas?

    On an unrelated note, does anyone know if any app exists to get 7 home screens a la HTC Sense on the Droid? I've heard aHome and some other app but those both don't run on Android 2.0.

    Thanks for the help

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  2. nate94gt

    nate94gt Newbie

    i do not know but noticed that as well, however it hasnt bothered me.
    I dislike the fact that when i add something such as :eek: or :) it always puts the colon right after the last letter i typed. So i say "I like that :)" it would go "I like that:)"
    I always have to backspace the colon out and then put it back in :(
  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    That's because that is the proper use of a colon ;)
  4. joneee

    joneee Well-Known Member

    Yeah I find it a PITA when it does that as well. Specially when the Droid's smiley's include the stupid - in the faces. For example, :) which I don't understand why it does that since all other messaging systems use the simple :) or :( It creates an inconsistency among the chatting programs. When I talk to my girlfriend on her blackberry through gtalk, I insert smiley face :) and she doesn't see the emoticon.

    Anyway, enough bickering. I wish some things would change.
  5. Tim K

    Tim K Android Expert

    When would you not want it to add a space? If it is the end of a sentence you can either hit space again (double space adds a period) or just hit period and it will put it in the right place. I think its pretty smart about adding the space.
  6. professor0530

    professor0530 Lurker

    Why would you want to change or disable this feature??
  7. ericiu

    ericiu Lurker
    Thread Starter

    well where it mainly annoys me is when I'm typing in my e-mail address (or other login info) for some websites. for example, if my email address is keyboarder@keyboard.com, when i start typing the username, it'll offer me the full word.. i select it.. then i have to go back and delete the space it added because i want to put an "@" next without the gap. does that make sense?

    it's a minor thing... i'll get over it.
  8. Nepherim

    Nepherim Well-Known Member

    The feature is good for most writing, but there are cases when spelling product or company names, or usernames that mixed case is required.

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