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I love Swype but have a minor gripe with it.

Many times a word will be completely messed up so I hit the backspace key but instead accidentally hit the :-) key.

In almost all programs there will be a return key instead. It appears to only be in the stock messaging application (though it's where I spend most of my time!).

This is extremely annoying, as I never use the built in smileys (I prefer them without the nose, e.g. :)). Is it possible to remove that key and make the backspace key bigger or something similar?

My phone is a rooted Motorola Defy with a stock ROM.

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I thought this was contextual. Handcent, for example, has a setting that lets you toggle between the smiley button and an enter/return button. Do you see the smiley button everywhere when you type? –  eldarerathis Oct 25 '11 at 20:47
    
@eld ah it only affects the stock messaging application. Do I really need to install a different messenger to get this to go away? –  Earlz Oct 25 '11 at 20:52
    
Hm, I'm certainly not seeing a way to do this in the stock messaging app. That's kind of annoying if so (I turn that button off on Handcent for the same reason). –  eldarerathis Oct 25 '11 at 20:58
    
What version of Swype? –  Velociraptors Oct 26 '11 at 1:05
    
No answers here, but just wanted to contribute my experience with this, which is that on my Droid3 (OS v2.3.4, NOT rooted; Swype v3.25.91.34494) it seems to depend on who I am texting with. In some (most) cases, the keyboard includes a return key. With certain (few) people, the return key is replaced by the "smiley" key and there is no obvious way to switch that key to the return key. I am using Google Voice (v0.4.2.66) for most of my SMS messages, and where this behavior is observed. –  user24486 Dec 3 '12 at 17:51
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That's unfortunately not possible, Swype would need to provide a setting for this, which they don't. You might have more luck with third-party-messaging apps, but I doubt it, as this is a contextual feature that pops up whenever it makes sense for smileys to be inserted.

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I have Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on a HTC One S and Swype 1.4 installed. I was ready to go on a shooting spree when I thought I couldn't hit a return button to start a new line!

I opened a SMS thread, tapped Menu > Settings and scrolled all the way down. There is an option at the bottom called Soft keyboard type. Open that and you get --

<> Smiley key

<> Send

<> Enter for a new line

Select the bottom one and you're golden!

This setting will change it for both the stock Android keyboard and Swype.

Cheers!

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