I wish they would remove the period key next to the space bar when using Safari

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by shenfrey, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    #1
    I don't know about of you guys but I find my self constantly hitting that period key and all my google searches end up looking.like.this.

    Who even types urls anymore anyway? And on the rare occasion when you do need to type, why not just access the period key like you would using any other app, by pressing the specials keys button "123"?

    Just my 2 cents xD

    Minor nitpick I know!
     
  2. RCRod83 macrumors regular

    RCRod83

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
  3. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    #3
    Does my head in! Especially so on the 6+ due to the wider screen, it's a real stretch to hit the tiny space bar and I *never* need the period key when doing web searches anyway!
     
  4. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

    fenderbass146

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Northwest Indiana
    #4
    wow...thought it was just me. So annoying.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

    bbfc

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, England.
    #5
    Agree. So annoying.

    I disable Dictation, so the button disappears and the space bar becomes wider.
     
  6. dannyyankou macrumors 603

    dannyyankou

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
  7. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #7

    You.and.me.both
     
  8. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    #8

    A decent workaround except for the fact that 3rd party keyboards disable dictation and even worse....they constantly get overtaken by the stock keyboard anyway (even outside of password fields). It's just not worth the hassle yet.
     
  9. cmChimera macrumors 68040

    cmChimera

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    #9
    This happens to me all the time, and i was beginning to wonder if it was just me.
     
  10. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

    Nabooly

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    #10
    Yup, happens to me too. It ends up googling whatever I typed in with that period. :mad:
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Location:
    New York
    #11
    I.agree
    Ever.single.Google.search.I.make.on.my.phone.looks.like.this. It.really.bothers.me.
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    #12
    Actually, I'd like them to bring back the .com key and remove the stupid emoji key on the left. That key always messes me up.

    I was able to remove the emoji key in settings. I'm surprised there's no option for the "." key.
     
  13. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    #13

    This, simple but effective.
     
  14. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

    aphexacid

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #14
    It's been driving me nuts since ios7!

    Someone should make a standardized complaint we can copy and past to Apple through that bug submission form they have.

    It really makes me think that no one at Apple actually TRIES these things out.
     
  15. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    #15
    Believe it or not, one of my largest complaints with iOS. I like the idea of putting .COM back there. But honestly, just remove it and give me a bigger space bar.
     
  16. KevinMHC macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    #16
    This was one of my major pet peeve on android phones and now iOS has it now too. GRRRRR:mad::mad:
     
  17. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    #17
    Imagine back in iOS 6 when the "." key was a ".com" key... lol

    EDIT:

    Oh well there was 2 different search locations. One for google/yahoo/bing and the other for inputing websites.
     
  18. Hustler macrumors 6502

    Hustler

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    #18
    LOL exactly.
    Happens to me all the time.
     

Share This Page