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Re: BB Z10 won't let me use an unusual or made up word


Try the following to stop the Spacebar from correcting the words.


  • Go to settings.
  • Language and Input
  • Prediction and Correction
  • Scroll down to Corrction Behavior
  • Auto-Correct with Spacebar > set to OFF

Once learned, this setting is easy to change as required. If you are good at spelling and don't make many spelling errors when typing you can leave it turned off.



Jerry G.
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Registered: ‎08-08-2013
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Re: BB Z10 won't let me use an unusual or made up word

Thanks, but not an option--shutting off the suggestions would slow typing a message to an unaccpetable level.  The real issue is that Blackberry has not made it easy to use unusual words and apparently the only two solutions are to shut off the feature or to (perhaps) develop special non-flicking flicking skills. It's a design flaw.

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Registered: ‎06-22-2013
My Device: Z10 (STL 100-2) -
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Re: BB Z10 won't let me use an unusual or made up word

I wouldn't suggest 'dumbing down' the smartest keyboard yet to be found on a Smartphone.

All I would like you to try is to place your finger on the highlighted word suggestion below your desired term and slowly drag it above the line of the Space Bar.

You should then see that your term has already been entered.

This works perfectly for me, so I have to disagree that it is a design flaw.

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