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unconed
11-05-2010, 2:43 PM
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No pop up, no fiddling with text selection and the who-knows-what-it'll-do Swype key. Simple, immediate and inline. It can also be explained with a single image.

brian.resnik
11-05-2010, 7:17 PM
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No pop up, no fiddling with text selection and the who-knows-what-it'll-do Swype key. Simple, immediate and inline. It can also be explained with a single image.

The gesture you have described is currently used to close the Word Choice Window without selecting a word. This means reverting to the original choice, if you've manually brought up the WCW, or cancelling the last Swyped word if the WCW was displayed automatically. As you can imagine, this is a critical function to have available. I like where your going with this idea, but with the current WCW design, it sadly won't work, because we have to account for start-point inaccuracy with WCW gestures.

LukeGT
11-07-2010, 4:59 AM
How about press holding a word in the choice window? Then a confirmation box comes up like normal?

unconed
11-11-2010, 1:08 PM
Fine then, make it a zig-zag gesture. It would still be infinitely more usable than the current implementation of having to type something you explicitly don't want, in a context where you're actively trying to do something else.

Though honestly, the "swipe left to close" gesture never felt natural to me. Have you considered letting the user tap outside the WCW to close it? Currently that rather obvious action does absolutely nothing.

Edit: correction, it does sometimes dismiss the WCW, but only if your tap also changes the focus.

chosun
11-14-2010, 7:09 PM
I think a totally separate screen where you're able to add/edit/delete words from the swype database altogether would be the easiest/best way to handle this. This way, Swype will be even more useful to people because words they will never use can be deleted altogether, making Swype much more accurate. Granted, the library may be large, but you can break it up into letter groupings...similar to the Android contact list.

chosun
11-14-2010, 7:15 PM
On top of this, if a word in the library is held, it adds a checkbox to the left of all words so you can mark a series of words for deletion from the library.

On a side note, is the library using the SQLite database on the phone? Would it be possible to alter the library via a pc?

JNavas
12-10-2010, 11:30 AM
How about long press pop-up from the word choice that gives you Delete as one of the options?