View Full Version : Long-press keys with TalkBack enabled

04-17-2014, 4:23 AM

Is there any way to long-press keys when TalkBack is enabled? If you for example long-press the period key (.) to the right of the space bar with TalkBack disabled, you get a pop-up with some additional characters. Is there any way to access this pop-up? I thik it'll be faster and easier to type if you could get access to the most common characters. Anyone who knows?


04-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Hi RobinP,

We currently don't support long-press behavior when TalkBack/Explore by touch are enabled. However, we are adding this functionality in the next major version of Swype. Secondary characters will be selectable by long-pressing on a character and then using the scrub gesture (a circular motion, where a clockwise circular motion will move your selection forward and a counter-clockwise circular motion will cycle backwards).