Random capitalization mid sentence after deleting something

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  1. TH55, Dec 23, 2011
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    TH55 macrumors 68030

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    Have you noticed when you delete something you're typing it automatically capitalizes the new text when you start typing again? I'm talking about mid sentence when there is no period or other punctuation there. So irritating.
     
  2. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Try not to hit the shift button. also if you double tap the spacebar it puts a period and capitalizes the next word.
     
  3. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed this but I just hit the 'x' when the corrected blue text pops up
     
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    Want to know something else that's irritating? People who type "u" when they mean "you".
     
  5. soco macrumors 68030

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    ericrwalker, he's referring to an odd, not intended behavior.

    I've noticed it quite often. It's obnoxious, but it's just one of those things that doesn't work quite well and I've gotten used to working around.

    It's like when my girlfriend is typing on her iPhone; She still doesn't know how to type while watching the autocorrections as she goes. She always has to go back and make these detailed manual corrections to things.

    You just get used to certain things and fold it into your every day use.
     
  6. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed that ever since iOS 3. Very irritating and I see no reason for it. However, I am used to it so I instinctively know to turn it off. I shouldn't have to, though, and it's not really in-keeping with Apple's "it just works" philosophy.
     
  7. M Quick macrumors 6502

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    Yupp, i do have noticed, and it can be annoying at times, it's a bug that's been there for a good while..
     
  8. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Not as annoying as grammar police online who add nothing useful to the post and must be too lame to see that the OP "posted wirelessly" which typically indicates there may be an abundance of "u" instead of "you" and "r" instead of "are" and you know there may also be type-o's and spelling mistakes as well.

    Glad we have internets grammar police though...

    On topic: Yes I've noticed this with the iPhone but I'll take this ANY DAY over the stupid crap that my android would store in my dictionary and would replace my words with...
     
  9. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    It's not really random. It only does the capitalization after you have deleted something that was capitalized before.
     
  10. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong. It is completely random. It is not only after I have deleted something that was capitalized before. And it also isn't me mistakenly hitting the Shift key.

    We're all glad that you folks don't seem to be having the issue, but I can attest that this happens from time to time. By no means a big deal, but noticeable.
     
  11. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Umm.. I was just referring to the question/comment, not the other capitalizations

    Deleted a capitalized letter, then it will try to be replaced by a capitalized letter. Not random.

    As far as the randomness, I didn't even touch that or refer to that. So yeah, you're kinda wrong on that one.
     
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    The thing I hate most about autocorrect is that the iPhone corrects "id" to "I'd" when im trying to type "is" but I miss the "s". Not only do I have to delete the entire word, I have to un-capatalize the keyboard. Anyone else ever run into this issue?
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Happens randomly for me too. I think it depends on where or what you delete, it probably thinks you are creating a new sentence.
     
  15. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What are you talking about?
     
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  17. HeezyBear macrumors regular

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    It only does this if you added a capital letter in the middle of the sentence by accidentally hitting the shift key and then go back to delete it. It does this because it thinks you meant to insert a capital letter, but pressed the incorrect letter. So it's making the assumption that you purposely pressed the shift key.

    Test it yourself. It only automatically capitalizes capital letters that you deleted, not lowercase ones.
     
  18. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No it does it regardless
     
  19. HeezyBear macrumors regular

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    Then do a restore and do not restore from backup when prompted.
     
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    Noticed this going on since 3.0 too. Though I haven't come across a fix, I've found the Showcase tweak to be a really good indicator of when the shift key is pressed.
     
  22. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wish they would fix this, it really drives me nuts
     
  23. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    I've noticed this a lot too.

    For those still arguing the fact, what the OP is talking about is when you are in mid-sentence and you type a word in all lowercase, hit backspace to delete a whole word, then start typing again. The first letter will be capitalized for no reason. Unless you hit backspace all the way to the end of the last word typed, the first letter of the new word you type will be automatically capitalized.


    One way around this problem that I've gotten myself used to doing is hitting backspace all the way until the cursor is at the last letter of the word you want to keep. Doing so will force you to hit the spacebar to create the new word in place of the one you deleted, preventing the auto-capitalization.
     
  24. TH55, Apr 23, 2012
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    TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah that's a workaround and it's what I usually do but god is it irritating and completely fixable. Just a glaring flaw that they won't fix
     
  25. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    I noticed it too. Another thing I noticed was that if you're in the middle of typing something, accidentally hit done, and then click back in the box, it will want to capitalize the next letter no matter what the context is.

    This is an exAmple of the undesired behavior.
     

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