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

  1. random255

    random255 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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!

    :)
     


  2. kaisies

    kaisies Well-Known Member

    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 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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

    LOL I had to add the word EVO also. No biggie.
     
  5. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    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 Android Enthusiast

  7. SteveChiller

    SteveChiller Member

    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

    Edricflo Member

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

    random255 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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 Member

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

    Aridon Well-Known Member

  12. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Android Enthusiast


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

    shepx5 Newbie

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

    :D
     
  14. crumsnatcha

    crumsnatcha Newbie

    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

    Menu
    Settings
    Language and Keyboard
    Touch Input
    Text Input
    Prediction
     
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  16. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

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

    vikingjunior Well-Known Member

    Turn word complete off
     
  18. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    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 Android Enthusiast

    +1
     
  20. jbroad572

    jbroad572 Newbie

    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. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

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

    SoFLO Guest

    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

    Sydney Lurker

    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 Member

    Is there away to edit the predictive words. Mine has "learned" a few words I would like it to forget...
     
  25. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Look at the post Sydney made just above yours. :p
     

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