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How to disable text suggestions on Swype

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mscheaf, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. mscheaf

    mscheaf Member
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    When I am typing in landscape mode with Swype, the text suggestions pop up on top of the keyboard and blocks the little tiny bit of screen swype left me and makes it so I can't see what I am typing. This is version 1.5.9.17823 that came with VM Galaxy Victory LTE 4.1.2 phone. I disabled "Next Word Prediction" in the Swype options, but it had no effect.

    Is there a way to disable this or do I have to install another keyboard?
     



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  2. mscheaf

    mscheaf Member
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    Or even better, could someone just recommend a free keyboard app that doesn't have all the "gee whiz look what I can do" bells and whistles that I not only don't want, but actively annoy me? I mean no auto suggest, no auto correct, no auto-ANYTHING, no gestures, no swype.

    Keys. Numbers. Symbols. Don't cover the text box i am trying to type in. That is my minimum AND maximum requirements.
     
  3. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    It sounds like you're so used to entering text in an old-fashioned typing way that you're giving the newer, faster methods of text input a chance.

    The Android speech-to-text functionality is good and it's a lot faster than typing or swyping. Just tap the microphone key and talk, including saying punctuation, like "exclamation point" and "smiley face". Unless you're in church or a deafening location or something, I'm not sure why you're typing. It's 2014.

    For me (and many others) Swyping is a lot faster than typing. (I don't see how lifting your finger from and setting your finger back down on each letter could possibly be faster than just leaving you finger on the keyboard as you move from letter to letter.) Swype's word-suggestion window only pops up if you've swiped something wrong, and if you just keep swiping the next word, it'll input its best guess and let you move on with no word-choice box blocking your vision. Not sure how that's much different from using a basic keyboard that just lets you type wrong words -- except for an occasional dialog box that tries to help you. If there are words that you want to add to Swype's dictionary, you can just type (not swipe) them.

    If you really want to go old-school, most phone manufacturers offer the choice of a stock Android old-style typing keyboard under the "Settings" -> "Language & keyboard settings". However, it seems that nowadays almost all keyboards have word-suggestion. If you go to the Play Store and search for "basic keyboard" there are dozens, including this one that has no word suggestion.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fiberthemax.OpQ2keyboard
     
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  4. mscheaf

    mscheaf Member
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    In swype keyboard, when you are in landscape mode typing, with your fingers, not using swype, every single character you type brings up a word suggestion "row". It's not a box, it is a row that sits on top of the keyboard the entire width of the keyboard and covers the text box so you can't see what you are typing. Before you start typing the text box is visible. The only thing that blocks it is the word suggest row.
     
  5. mscheaf

    mscheaf Member
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    That link you sent me is actually perfect. Exactly what I was looking for thanks!
     
  6. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    I don't think that I've never seen that behavior in landscape or portrait mode on any version of Swype that I've had. I started on Swype Beta version 1.0.3.5809. I'm currently on version 2.6.48.12353.
     
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  7. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    Have never seen that either. I get one row of suggestions, never more than that.
     
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