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Super Contributor
Posts: 264
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

I was just now typing a message and "days" did not turn in to "says" or vice versa while sending an email.

But I was typing a text message last time though.

Auto correction seems different between typing texts, emails, y! Messenger or documents.

Maybe the previous incident occurred due to the context that I was typing.
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Posts: 264
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

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i was just wondering why the heck Z10 corrected "says" to "days" when it wasnt even spelled incorrectly.

 

then tonight i was texting and kept trying to type "sucks" and Z10 kept changing it to "ducks".  i backed up two spaces and it went back to sucks and i hit space and it changed to ducks, i back up, its now sucks, hit space and its ducks again. 

 

i noticed that sucks was red underlined so maybe when Z10 thinks its mispelled, it then decides to over ride your good intentions.  but i noticed after i fought it for about three times, sucks was no longer red underlined and it then allowed me to type it in without incident.  i kept going back retyping sucks again and again and it left it alone once it learned it.

 

in that same sentence i typed f*cks and then went through the same z10 knows better than me battle as i did with the word sucks. 

 

 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-31-2013
My Device: Z-10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

I'm sorry that my solution for you didn't work.  I don't seem to be having the same issue as you're describing.  I tried it out just now and when it autocorrects something that I don't want autocorrected, I just backspace twice and it changes it to my word and I carry on.  It doesn't change it back again when I continue to type.  Even when it doesn't like my word, it leaves it be when I go back. 

 

Hope it gets figured out for you.

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Posts: 264
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
My Device: Z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues


Wynka wrote:

I'm sorry that my solution for you didn't work.  I don't seem to be having the same issue as you're describing.  I tried it out just now and when it autocorrects something that I don't want autocorrected, I just backspace twice and it changes it to my word and I carry on.  It doesn't change it back again when I continue to type.  Even when it doesn't like my word, it leaves it be when I go back. 

 

Hope it gets figured out for you.


its probably because the word was not red underlined (i.e. not in the Z10 dictionary).  words that are in the dictionary work for me as you have stated and once the Z10 learns the word, that works as you stated also.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-31-2013
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Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

Every time i flick up on the space bar it just takes me back to the homescreen -___-  I give up and just pick a new word :Dots:

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Posts: 264
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
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Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

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sbruno624 wrote:

Every time i flick up on the space bar it just takes me back to the homescreen -___-  I give up and just pick a new word :Dots:


it sounds like you're probably doing a long swipe instead of a flick.  a long swipe takes you to the homescreen. 

 

don't feel bad because i have the hardest time doing flicks, period.  maybe my thumbs are too large.  who knows?

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-31-2013
My Device: z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

Yea I have big thumbs, I have the playbook so I"m used to only swiping

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-08-2013
My Device: Z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

I just turned off the part that uses the space bar for the word I want to use.  If you want to make a space and it wants to suggest a word I couldn't make it work.  I regret buying the Z10!  My 9300 was way better.  I am so disappointed in it.  I loved having physical keys.  Now I own this $500 albatross.

forget simple cutting pasting and copying the Z10 it is a nightmare.  I can ususally write stuff down faster and retype it rather than using the Z10 cut and paste.

Oh and you want to text the phone number you just called forget it! you have to copy or vist that persons contact card.  on the 9300 this is a breeze.

I can only hope someone at blackberry reads this and will update the software.

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Posts: 1,036
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Z10

Re: (**bleep**) Auto Correct and Space Bar Issues

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A few important tips for the Z10 keyboard:

 

Become your z10's master, teach it, don't let it teach you!

 

The z10 learns how you type, it is scarily sentient once you become it's master and train it in the ways of your lingo. I swear that my ZED reads my mind 99.9% of the time, in fact sometimes it creeps me out. :smileywink:

 

How do you become it's master and bend it to your will?

 

Master the spacebar flick.

 

Learning the spacebar flick is a very important part of training the z10 keyboard to do what you want it to do.

 

When you flick up a word from the spacebar you put that word into the z10's 'vocabulary' so that it can use it for you again, and it will.. the very next time that you try to type it. This flick 'trains' it to use your language and structure. Sucks, f*c*s (the real word not the polite *ed out version), etc will always be replaced by ducks unless you teach the z10 how to use slang or swear. You teach it these words by chosing them over the suggested word by flicking that word up.

 

I had to teach mine to be a potty mouth, but now it swears like a sailor.. and it works really well.

 

The spacebar flick can be a bit to master, especially when you have larger thumbs (like I do!), but if you find yourself going to the home screen then you have flicked from too low on the spacebar and you have initiated the home screen gesture instead. The proper flick position is just below the word (near the middle of the spacebar button works nicely), and the action is to actually touch the spacebar and then flick up through the word. A nice short efficient flick should do it.

 

Properly correct words that you missed flicking.

 

Don't use the backspace key, at all, ever (unless you only want to delete one letter)!

 

If you accidentally hit the spacebar and the incorrect word comes up, simply swipe once from right to left anywhere on the keyboard to have the exact word that you typed. The word you typed will replace the word that it was replaced by when you hit the spacebar, and the space that you wanted will also be there.

 

This does not teach the z10 the word, but it will save you some frustration trying to get that word you missed flicking back so that you can move on and train it next time,

 

This same action will also delete the word if you swipe a second time, great for spelling mistakes or to go back and flick the right word up so that you don't have to worry about it a third time. Want to get rid of the next word? Flick left again

 

Flick words up rather than typing for a while.

 

As you type on the keyboard and the word suggestions pop up over the letters, use them, flick them up and the z10 learns your sentence structure and how you type and use words together.

 

The proper flick is to touch the letter below the word suggestion and do a short flick up through the word, it will even work if you are on the letter beside the word.

 

You will find yourself using longer words (proper words!) like synchronise rather than sync. I always felt like I was typing slower when I did this, but when you realise that it only took you two taps and a flick to put up an 11 letter long word you start to realize that you are actually typing much faster than you feel you are and the other benefit is that you will sound smarter! :smileywink:

 

Once you have flicked words for a while you will notice it becomes easier to know when to flick a word up, and you'll skip the shorter ones (the, you, can, same, etc..) because you know that the keyboard will correct those for you anyway.

 

Do not adjust your typing style.

 

The z10 learns where you are tapping the keys and adjust to match your keystrokes. If you always hit the 'Y' key a little short and hit the 'U' instead, the z10 learns this as it autocorrects for you and adjusts the 'Y's sensing zone into the zone of the 'U' key. It makes this correction so that you don't have to change your finger movements.

 

If you start to adjust where you are hitting the keys then it can't learn from you, so don't change.. you are the z10s master!

 

Once you feel that you have turned your z10 into a Jedi.. go on a keyboard tear!

 

After you have put these tips into practice for a while your Padawan z10 will be ready to achieve Jedi status. At this point it is ready to use the Force and read your mind.

 

I first noticed this after about two weeks of flicking around, I suddenly decided to see how fast I could actually type on the z10, so I just typed out an email to a client as quickly as I could. Man was it fast... and accurate! I think I was typing at least two times faster than I would on my 9900's physical keyboard, which I previously thought was the most amazing mobile device that I had every typed on (I have been using the physical keyboard since the 950 was the new toy to have..) I literally was amazed at the corrections that it made and what it spat out. What went in looked like gobbeldygook as it flashed on the screen and it was corrected instantly when I hit the spacebar, when I missed the spacebar a few times it would correct three or four words at a time. I was flat out amazed.

 

Really... give it a shot. It does work amazingly well if used as designed. :smileyhappy:

 

 

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