Help Droid 4 physical keyboard & word suggestions

When I use the physical / slideout keyboard on my Droid 4, the word suggestions are not displayed. I think this started before the most recent OS update but at first it was random, then only punctuation suggestions would appear when I'm typing, now there are now suggestions at all. I use the Hackers Keyboard for the virtual keyboard and that works fine for the word suggestions. Anybody have a solution? Thanks.