New keyboard with period next to space bar

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dagdagdag234, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. dagdagdag234 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering why i was adding so many unintentional periods when I type!

    They shortened the space bar to make room for the period.

    Nitpicky I know but was this really necessary???
     
  2. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    You talking about Safari's keyboard, when typing an address/search? It's cos URLs often have dots... hold it to get domain extensions too.
     
  3. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed this too, it's really annoying but fortunately mainly during google searches and it's good enough at guessing what I was typing.
     
  4. dagdagdag234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh you're right, just for safari. I guess that makes sense but it's caused many typos during google searches.

    Not a huge problem, just another new thing to get used to
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At least it's not a much bigger ".com" button that was there in earlier betas and got in the way quite a bit more.
     
  6. Will2145 macrumors 6502

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    Lol previous betas were worst... Big .com next to the space
     
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  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's.combetter.com.than.comthis :D
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes. Same here.. So annoying.. I couldn't understand why this has been happening to me since Beta 3 until like a week ago when I compared Safari iOS 6 and iOS 7.. I feel stupid knowing it took me this long to realize the space bar had shortened.
     
  10. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    Really either are poor. Oddly I never had the .com issue..

    Surely they could reduce the width of this key to be the same as the dictation key, thus increasing the width of the space bar?
     
  11. ringgit macrumors member

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    Ha ha! I remember this. Pissed me off a lot.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    its already that size it seems. I think the bigger issue for most is that it's in the right side of the space bar and a lot of people use their right thumb to tap on space usually closer to its right edge.
     
  13. Wormald macrumors regular

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    Me too. Although I reckon the volume of iOS7 traffic plus Google's adaptability to common errors means that we'll get just as good results with periods between words as we do with spaces after a while anyway!
     
  14. sxc macrumors member

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    Has anyone worked out of there is a shortcut for typing a "/" in the URL without having to bring up the supplementary keyboard punctuation?
     

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