Is there a way to remove the period that is next to the space bar on the keyboard?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Cscottrun, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    #1
    I know this goes back to at least iOS 7 but my finger still constantly hits the period instead of the space bar.
     
  2. MauriceMoss, Oct 21, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    MauriceMoss macrumors member

    MauriceMoss

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    #2
    Yes. This x 1000. I hate the damn thing.
    Even on the iPhone 6p, I feel like the space bar is still way too small.
    My google searches look something like this:

    how.do.I.make the.spacebar bigger.on.my iPhone

    I wish there were an option to do this.
     
  3. ukianb macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    #3
    Maybe try one of the many new keyboards? I have tried a few and some of them are really good, Swype was my favourite
     
  4. pacorob, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014

    pacorob macrumors 68000

    pacorob

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    #4
    There are indeed quite a few 3rd party keyboards out there since iOS8. See a huge list here maybe one or more have the feature you are looking for. I just checked a part of the list and most of the 3rd party keyboards also have the dot next to the space bar but there are options out there.

    Here are a few options:

    Touchpal optional full access rights (link) - not needed, although many features like language switching and themes need the full access to read the language data and themes from the settings app
    This keyboard has also a swipe feature.

    [​IMG]

    Minuum | (temporary) 1,99 dollar | optional full access rights, you can reject and still use it except for audio and to remember user keyboard customization preferences it needs full access

    [​IMG]

    I wouldn't allow full access for a 3rd party keyboard, but there are keyboards out there which do not need it and still are a great keyboard alternative.
     
  5. acblue94 macrumors member

    acblue94

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    New York, NY.
    #5
    LOL, I thought I was the only one!!
     
  6. Fant macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    #6
    Thats one of the most useful keys to me since if you hold it down you get the common domain names such as .com/.net/.edu etc which is useful when putting in a website in the browser
     
  7. hernan1304 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    #7
    I'm coming from the 4S and never had this problem. Now on the 6+ it happens ALL.the.time! It's very annoying and I really would rather not give a third-party keyboard developer access to everything I type on my phone. Oh well, it's a pretty small problem to have, but I share your pain.
     
  8. Cscottrun thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    #8
    Glad to see I'm not alone here. I thought maybe there was a way to disable it that.I.wasn't.aware.of.
     
  9. penajmz macrumors 68030

    penajmz

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    #9
    I hate it!!!! All my google searches have a period between each word.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #10
    Does Google typically interpret those properly anyway (or offer the right interpretation)?
     
  11. penajmz macrumors 68030

    penajmz

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    #11
    Yes actually... Most times It ignores the periods but it looks weird.
     
  12. spades1412 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    #12
    The problem is that this keyboard is only located within Safari's address bar. Everywhere else, the spacebar is wider and the period key is not present. Muscle memory has me hitting that damn period every time I use Safari to do a google search.
     
  13. pacorob macrumors 68000

    pacorob

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    #13
    You don't need to give third-party keyboards full access. As i posted earlier. I mentioned two keyboards which still work perfectly although you reject their full access.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #14
    And full access isn't really generally what most people think it implies actually.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #15
    Swype doesn't ask for full access FYI.
     

Share This Page