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Support oh god make the pain stop, let me turn off word suggestions...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Adamx, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Adamx

    Adamx Well-Known Member
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    anyone know how to turn off word suggestion/correction?

    I keep saying stupid things over IM that I didn't type.
     

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  2. jo28

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    Try:

    Settings-->language & keyboard-->touch input-->text input-->uncheck prediction
     
  3. jorell

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    Try this:

    Home --> Menu --> Settings --> Language & Keyboard --> Touch Input --> Text Input --> [uncheck] Prediction and/or Word Completion

    Should work.
     
  4. jorell

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    Beat to the punch by two minutes...
     
  5. Adamx

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. jerksmile

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    Any idea on how to add words to the prediction list? For example on the droid, when I type:

    wel = we'll
    wer = we're

    These are the two immediate examples of what I want to add, but I can't get this phone to do it...
     
  7. bucwylde23

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    Settings -> Language and Keyboard -> Touch Input -> user Dictionary

    Hmm though it seems it won't allow you to do what you want
     
  8. dcfan99

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    Menu-->Settings-->Language & Keyboard-->Touch Input-->>User Dictionary
     
  9. bmo21

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    After you type the word once, hit it in the suggestions and it will add it to you dictionary.
     
  10. jerksmile

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    Sorry, I don't think I wanna add the words there, I want to tell my phone to input "we'll" when I type "wel", like my Droid did...
     
  11. Dream

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    The only thing that sucks is it doesnt fix mis-spelled words when you uncheck prediction.
     
  12. benson304

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    I don't think you can have it both ways.
     
  13. jo28

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    Do you have both "spell correction" options enabled?

    Settings-->language & keyboard-->touch input-->text input-->then there are 2 spell correction options you can turn on
     
  14. jerksmile

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    Have *what* both ways?

    adding new words to the user dictionary is good for slang terms and acronyms, but it doesn't allow for any punctuation. It seems odd to me that some of these typing shortcuts have been eliminated and cannot be added back into the list of predictive suggestions...

    also, at the risk of further threadjacking, this phone doesn't have an option to Alt+delete to erase an entire line of text at a time; you just have to hold the backspace key down. meh.
     
  15. DarkSky

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    CORRECTION (at least on the Moto Droid, 2.1) :

    Settings -> Language & Keyboard -> Motorola keyboard (Onscreen keyboard settings) -> Show Suggestions
     
  16. lvlln

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    When I'm typing a word not in the dictionary, but I DON'T want to add it to the custom dictionary, is there a simple way to do this without tapping somewhere else in the text box? If I press spacebar or enter, it auto-corrects, and if I click on the word that I DO want to type, it adds it to the dictionary.
     
  17. EagleBoy

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    I had the same issue and I think I've found a workaround.... May not be easy/quick, but seems to work:

    #1 - Type the word you want that is not in the dictionary but you don't want to add it. Android will bring up the word suggestions with its suggested word highlighted and your word to the left.
    #2 - Use the optical joystick and move left so that your word is highlighted. Do not touch the screen.
    #3 - Press space.

    Your word will remain, but it will -NOT- be auto added to the dictionary.
     
  18. I believe you are in the wrong forum. His directions are correct on the Droid Incredible.
     
  19. clear33765

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    This auto text changing on this phone is too restrictive. It simply will not accept what I'm typing and let me go where I want while typing in website addresses. If I went to a website like "www.cnn.com/entertainment", it will not let me type in "www.cnn.com". It constantly brings up the full address that was typed before. Yes I can just hit home and go to a websites home page. However, I type in one website address and it keeps taking me to other sites or just takes me to google.

    I have all options unchecked for "prediction" "spell correction" and "word completion."

    How do I force this phone to simply accept what I'm typing without changing anything? Does anyone know how to fix this?

    This is the only thing I cannot stand about this phone. I swear it will end up getting thrown out the window.
     
  20. xmBill

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    Have you checked for any settings in your browser that might have something to do with it? I think it might be a browser setting more than in Android's settings. I am using the Dolphin HD browser with ONLY text prediction turned off (the others enabled) and I went to Entertainment News - Movie, TV, Music and Book - Reviews and Gossip - CNN.com in one tab and then closed out that tab, opened a new tab and input CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News and entered that. It didn't try to bring up the old site as you described. It took me straight to their home page. Just a thought.
     

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