Replacement onscreen keyboard

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  1. PilotGav

    PilotGav New Member

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    Are there any replacement onscreen keyboards which provide "Swype" style typing and predictive text?

    I find the standard keyboard to be archaic.

    Thanks!
     
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    There are indeed - several of them. But I'm not a user of swype type keyboards so I can't advise you on a choice. Be patient and one of our more knowledgeable members will pop in with more information.
     
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    PilotGav New Member

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    UltraDroid can you please mention a few you know of? I can't find any other than the one below your post.

    I really appreciate it!
     
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    leeshore, thank for this. It seems buggy at this point. I'll keep my eye on it!
     
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    It' a brand new technology, so I wouldn't expect it to happen on Surfaces virtual keyboard for awhile. Type & slide obviously wouldn't work on keyboards that require key depressions. This new technology just got released on Windows 8.1 phones. I expect that type and slide might get built into Windows 9 & made to work with the virtual keyboard on the Surfaces when it gets released next year.
     
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    I would not be surprised if the Swipe Keyboard in Windows Phone 8.1 found its way into Windows Threshold (next version of Windows).
     
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    Works fine on the Swype keyboard for Android, my default keyboard on those devices.
     
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    I love swype and have been using it since about 2010 on android phones I was pleased to see it on Windows phone however I find it less useful on larger devices sure to the distance you need to swype. Wouldn't the SP3 be a bit big to be efficient?
     
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    I don't see why, Tsurugaya. Either way you're moving your finger/pen to each letter. I never touch type onscreen so for me it makes sense.

    Word completion is what I'm especially missing though.
     
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    I think you are probably replying to me here. Makes sense if you don't touch type. I tend to type with both hands on a bigger keyboard so swiping would be slower for me. I'm swiping this on SwiftKey on my android phone though.
     
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    I would really love to have a mini pop-up keyboard. By mini, I mean 3 or so inches wide ...with semi transparency...and that pops up next to the input field. This would be particularly useful in pen mode. I find the current keyboards very clumsy.
     

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