Auto correct/predictive text gone mad!

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by I like Skol, 7 Jun 2018.

  1. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I don't think it is just me as this appears to be getting more common in other posts from forum members I am reading on cyclechat. I initially thought it was just down to a daft update on my Kindle Fire as I don't suffer the same issues when using a Windows10 PC to post but the fact it seems to be affecting others makes me wonder if it is a forum software problem?

    Just for example, here is a post I made earlier....
    And here is the same post but without my proof reading corrections.....
    ***Are you not mistakenly confusing the condensation effect with the actual coldness?
    Condensation is an indication of moist air and can occur when there is a temperature difference. It is likely that your fridge is as cold or colder than the shop drinks chilled but is just much less moist due to design and less regular opening of the door. Also, the wet cans may feel colder to the touch as the water droplets will help form a more efficient heat transfer to Rob the best from your hand and transfer it into the chilled can, thereby giving you a cold aching hand and beer that warms up more quickly than a dry can!***

    That is not a particularly bad example, there have been cases where I have to correct multiple words in a sentence. Also, if I spot it when the word changes (after I insert the space) and then hit the backspace button
    the word reverts back to the intended word as typed and the space does not delete :cursing:

    It has got to the point where I have to carefully reread every post I make to check the predictive text function hasn't changed the correctly spelled and grammatically correct words for something that renders sentences completely meaningless! The annoying thing is that if I click back on the altered word when proof reading, the 1st suggested alternative is the one I originally typed so it knows what it has done and I know I haven't mistyped.

    Is it the forum at fault or my Kindle (presumably using a variant of Android)? It is getting a bit tiresome now having to continually fight the software to prevent it making a dogs dinner of my carefully planned and perfectly executed literary masterpieces…...
     
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  2. What keyboard are you using? Assuming it's an on screen keyboard, you probably should see a notification like this when you are typing
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    And if you select it, it should be obvious what you are using

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    For the record SwiftKey works well, but there was an upgrade to Chrome a while back that broke it and they had to release a fix.
     
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  3. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    Definitely a keyboard issue.
    Everything seems to need regular updates these days before problems start occurring.
     
  4. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    I was using swype keyboard on android and that started being a pain. Turns out it's not supported anymore.
     
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Do you wanna change your folks too?
     
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  6. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    Agree. I love SwiftKey It's learnt all the common phrases, names and places that I use. It corrects all my typos without me even noticing !
     
  7. OP
    OP
    I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Ok, it is a kindle fire hd a couple of years old and seems to update automatically from time to time (for 'update' read, 'moves everything around, deletes all my favourite functions and breaks everything else'!)

    No idea what keyboard it uses except it is on touchscreen and also don't know what browser. All stock as received and then whatever has been done by auto updates. How do I tell?
     
  8. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    I don't know but SwiftKey is an app that you can add on Android devices
     
  9. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    If the forum software can't cope with Android's standard keyboard, then the forum software is broken and needs to be fixed. Users shouldn't be forced down a TP App route.

    And when I've worked the miracle of getting Xenforo to provide a good user experience I'll start work on Mark Zuckerberg's private garden, which had exactly the same problem.
     
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  10. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    On my old phone I typed a msg to my daughter - "Are you awake?" and the predictive text gave me "Are you cycle?"
     
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  11. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Location:
    Crawley
    It's getting so that I don't contribute to threads as my stubby peasant fingers make mistskes which are hsrd to correct so i dont dont bitger.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I just changed a few keyboard settings. Turned off auto correct but not spell check. Also turned off next word suggestion, I don't think I use this but it does seem to be guessing at what I am trying to type rather reproducing what I actually type.

    Will see how it goes.......
     
  13. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Location:
    Crawley
    Still doing it. It's penc.
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I turned predictive and auto correct off on my phone as it would completely change words.
     
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