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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by t147, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. t147

    t147 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't suppose this is necessarily exclusive to the Nexus 4, but I've found that whenever I put anything in brackets the default on the keyboard is always to capitalise the following word. It just seems a strange choice, brackets have never been (to my knowledge) punctuation in any way. In all other respects the keyboard and its predictive functions are superb.

    Not life or death obviously, just a minor irritant that is bugging me more and more as time goes on. Anyway I can disable this, anyone? Thanks
     


  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Obvious question: have you tried any of the many 3rd party keyboards available in Play Store? Smart Keyboard Pro gets great reviews... several others.
     
  3. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    Very strange: I just tried in SMS and e-mail and it didn't capitalise after an open bracket unless the open bracket was preceeded by a full stop. Can't see anywhere that this behaviour might be set, though.

    I'm using the British English version of the keyboard - are you on UK or US? Maybe that's the difference. You could try switching to British - you could get the additional benefit of having the spell checker actually spell correctly :D
     
  4. t147

    t147 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the replies. Yes, my keyboard is listed as English (UK). Still doing it for some reason, it's very odd. Easy enough to correct obviously and it's not as if I use brackets in every sentence anyway. I might try a 3rd party keyboard though, that seems an obvious idea. Presumably it's easy enough to go back to stock if I don't like it?
     
  5. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I believe you just need to uninstall the 3rd party keyboard .. but maybe you read the notes before you install, just in case :D
     
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Mega easy. All you need to do is active the new keyboard in the language and input settings. Once you start typing, you can pull down the notification pane and there's an option to select which keyboard you want to use.
     
  7. kwalla

    kwalla Well-Known Member

    I use the stock keyboard (English US) and mine does not do this -- unless the "(" is the first symbol of a sentence, then the following lettering is capitalized. If the "(" is used mid/end of sentence, then there is no capitalization.
     
  8. DC1022

    DC1022 Well-Known Member

    I also have a minor issue, I can't swipe shortcuts I've made for the Google keyboard anymore, yet if I uninstall the update my nexus 4 keyboard swipes the shortcuts perfectly.
     

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