View Full Version : Light / white theme show the alternate keys

09-26-2014, 10:36 AM
The light/white keyboard doesn't display the alternate keys you can type if you hold down a key (like the numbers on the top row) as does the dark keyboard. It's the better looking keyboard to match iOS but is useless if it doesn't show the alternate keys.
Please update the light keyboard theme to show the alternate keys as you on the dark keyboard theme.

09-26-2014, 11:20 AM
Hi Avnyc11,

We appreciate the request and will take this feedback into account!


10-14-2014, 11:54 AM
+1 to this request

10-23-2014, 5:27 AM
Please also increase the size of the white/light keys to match the size of the dark theme keys. Thank you. Currently they are smaller due to the lack of alternate characters.

11-14-2014, 2:20 PM
I can't fathom the logic behind not having the alternate keys on the light keyboard. Why would you choose to obscure one of your best features on the default keyboard skin?

11-15-2014, 11:11 PM
+100 to this request

12-01-2014, 8:18 PM
Bumping this request

12-07-2014, 9:35 AM
They are smaller due to the lack of alternate characters? Seems counterintuitive.

I'd like optional alternates for all the themes. Swype is memorable, but it isn't that memorable!

12-07-2014, 12:06 PM
+1 from my also

12-09-2014, 2:52 PM
This is currently one of our top requests for Swype on iOS, we've heard a lot of feedback regarding this possible feature and are investigating.


12-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Excellent. Thank you very much!

04-22-2015, 4:50 AM
Bump. It's been a while without response

08-19-2015, 8:52 AM
I imagine it'll be a very long while yet, if ever. I don't think anyone at Swype has looked at these forums in the last year or so.

10-20-2015, 7:50 AM
...and we're over a year into this being a "top request," with no forward progress.

I'd love to hear a technical explanation of why this would take more than an hour of development time to implement.

11-14-2015, 6:51 PM
One more bump for this excellent request. Seems like a great marketing opportunity for Swype, a great way to differentiate it as a product given that this extremely useful feature is missing on literally every other keyboard on iOS. Also, I know different people have different preferences, so why not offer both? Personally I'd immediately purchase a version of the Colorful theme pack with alt-keys showing.

11-14-2015, 9:29 PM
Nuance is a voice recognition company. Keyboards are uninteresting to them.

Swyped from my Verizon LG G2 using Tapatalk 4.5.2.

03-01-2016, 7:34 AM
"This is currently one of our top requests for Swype on iOS."
-Swype forums administrator Jacob W, December 9, 2014

08-15-2016, 2:11 PM
Well if this is how they handle their top requests for Swype on iOS and they haven't said anything else for two years it sure says something about how they value paying customers.

08-24-2016, 7:36 PM
Hmm, like so many messages, "we're investigating" dates back 2 years, with no progress. Anyone actually home here?

11-29-2016, 12:55 PM
Any explanation why you decided not to make this very useful change that you were investigating two years ago?

I can't imagine why you couldn't at least offer it as an additional optional theme ("Light with alternate characters'). It seems like very little work, since you already have artwork for the keys (just invert the Dark keyboard keys).

It's really frustrating to have to poke around when you need, say, the occasional semicolon, and makes it much faster when you just need to type a single digit, for instance.