An alternative input method, Swype allows the user to enter text by tracing from letter to letter to form words, instead of tapping on each letter individually.

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How to type a question mark without using the shift key in Swype?

One of the reasons Swype is so great is, of course, that I can write very fast no matter how lenghty is a word. But whenever I have to use a question mark, or an exclamation, I have to hit the shift ...
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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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Can I edit Swype's user dictionary to remove typos?

Swype has become populated with numerous words that don't exist due to typos. As a result it frequently gets words wrong or pops up with its hidden word tip. Is there a way of viewing all the user ...
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Swype dictionary keeps getting deleted

Every few weeks, when I go to type something, I find that the Swype dictionary has been deleted (or at least can't be accessed) for no apparent reason. This kills the 2 benefits of Swype: typing ...
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Does Swype Beta collects typed passwords?

Their FAQ doesn't mention this, but when I enable Swype on my Galaxy S2, I get a notification warning me that it can collect all info, including credit card numbers and passwords. Does it collect ...
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Is it possible to use two dictionaries at the same time in swype?

I type in two languages regularly - depends on who I communicate with, in perhaps 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. Sometimes I even use words from both languages in the same text. Both languages are supported by ...
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Can I use arrow keys?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-I9100 running Android 2.3.5. I love the "Swype" keyboard except I really want arrow keys. Is there please a way to add them or switch them on? (Background) I know I ...
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Is there a UK English dictionary for the Swype keyboard?

I've just signed up for Swype beta but there's no option I can see for an UK English keyboard, which means I get incorrect :¬) spellings for 'colour', 'neighbour', 'favourite' etc. Anyone know if ...
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Where does swype store the user dictionary?

Does anyone know where Swype stores the user dictionary? I wasn't careful enough at the outset and now it prefers "Amanfa" to "Amanda" which is hugely annoying. I haven't been able to delete it. I'd ...
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Is it possible to remove the “:-)” smiley key in Swype for stock Messaging?

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 ...
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How can I make the Swype keyboard type “I” when I press “i”, now it types “ki”?

I am using the Swype keyboard preloaded on my at&t Captivate (Samsung Galaxy S) phone and I like it a lot. My only problem is that when I try to write I I'm used to just pressing i and letting the ...
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I keep losing my Swype keyboard

I'm running CM6 on a Motorola Droid. Every now and then (at least once a day), my keyboard will revert from Swype back to the Stock Android Keyboard and I have switch back to the Swype keyboard to be ...
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Enable Hebrew Swipe Input

I noticed I can use (with my out of the box Nexus 4) swipe for.input in English but there does not seem to be a way to use swipe for Hebrew input. Am I missing a configuration option that enable this? ...
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How do you remove words from Swype's dictionary?

I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never ...
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Help controlling the cursor in swype?

I've got swype pre-installed on my Epic4G, and after a recent update (which also introduced an exasperating auto correction "feature") I'm finding that my cursor won't stay put -- it pops to the end ...
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How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?

I can change the swype-interpreting language, but the keyboard doesn't show me any special symbols. HTC Incredible with Swype 2.4.44.10912.t100 (have not updated to Dec beta, yet). I just want to ...
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Any reason why Swype isn't in Play Store? [closed]

Have developers of Swype keyboard ever told anywhere why they haven't added their app in Play Store yet? As Play Store is easiest way of installing and updating apps, it'd be nice..
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Is there an easier way to update Swype?

I currently have the Swype beta installed on my EVO - not the pre-installed one that comes with the newer updates, the actual beta from their site. I noticed yesterday that if I launch the Swype ...
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Swype for Kindle Fire?

Now that the latest update has been pushed, is there a way to install Swype on the Kindle Fire without rooting it?
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Prevent word from being added to the dictionary

I have a Samsung Galaxy S. My understanding is that pressing space after manually entering a word will add that word to the dictionary. How do I prevent this from happening?
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How can I change the default currency key on Swype keyboard?

In Swype Settings I have the language set to "UK English" yet for some reason when I'm typing the currency symbol (long-press on s) is a dollar sign ($) not a pound sign (£), if I press SYM the dollar ...
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Personal Dictionaries

I use swype beta on my galaxy nexus (ICS). When I type some word that is not in the dictionary, swype prompts me to add the word to its "personal dictionary". However, even after I go along with that, ...
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Can I customise (limit, reorder) Swype language choices?

I regularly use three languages in swype. I can switch between them by long-pressing on Q, but they happen to be inconveniently spread across the list (one near the top, one in the middle, and one ...
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Swype Private Beta for HTC Desire

I read here that you can email the Swype developers to ask for an invite for the private beta of Swype on the HTC Desire, and you may or may not get an invite. I'd like to try it out as it looks ...
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Swype installed but does nothing

I downloaded and installed swype on my HTC Droid incredible 2. I went to settings > keyboard > text settings and checked swype. Now when I use my keyboard I draw across the letters and nothing ...
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Is it possible to move the keyboard to the top of the screen?

One of the biggest advantages to the Swype keyboard is the ability to effectively type with only one hand. However this dosent work very well since the keyboard is at the bottom of the screen. Is ...
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Is there any way to get Swype on my Moto Droid?

Is there anyway to get Swype from outside the Market? Its not available there, and I see its already running on Droid X, so I was thinking it'd probably work on Droid as well.
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How to backup Swype personal dictionary?

How do I backup my Swype personal dictionary ? I Googled and found a thread on the Swype forums: Backing up and restoring your user dictionary (ROOT USERS ONLY) I followed the exact procedure but ...
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Swype delete key problem

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the latest firmware an a preinstalled Swype on it. The problem I have, is in the standard email application when using swype keyboard and trying to delete a character, ...
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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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Can I get Swype on my Thunderbolt

I am trying to install swype (by going to their page and entering my e-mail) on my thunderbolt. But the e-mail I get from them won't show the install link. Is there another way?
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Swype “The Swype package you installed is configured for another device.” error on install

Running CM6 on my Motorola Drid. Another Swype upgrade, another headache. I keep getting this error message when I uninstall --> reboot --> reinstall Swype: "The Swype package you installed is ...
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How do I disable the Swype button I see in the virtual keyboard?

On my Samsung Galaxy Next, I enabled the Swype mode, but I don't find anymore where I enabled it, and where I can disable it. I tried with the "Language and keyboard" settings, but I find only the ...
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Swype remove special characters?

Is there a plugin or any other way to use swype but force it to auto-replace special characters like č with c, ž with z etc. ? As currently Swype is predicting words - for example: "Španija" and it ...
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Can I get my old keyboard back after update?

I have an HTC Desire X and I Updated Android yesterday (I have android 4.1.1 now). Since the update I have a new keyboard, which has keys on different places (such as the change language button). Also ...
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Using Swype, or a Swype-like keyboard, is there a way to type without lifting my finger up?

Swype is great, but I feel like it could be even faster/more fluid if you just dragged your finger over the space bar/performed some other gesture to insert a space between words, rather than having ...
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3.2 update causes strange swype problem

I own a galaxy tab 10.1. After updating to honeycomb 3.2, I have noticed the following problem whenever trying to use the swype keyboard in the url bar of the stock browser: After having written any ...
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How can I install swype on HTC Wildfire S?

I have an HTC Wildfire S and want to install Swype. I understand from a bit of searching that I need to download it. When I search for "swype" in the marketplace there are dozens of results which ...
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Is it possible to add a keyboard layout and dictionary to Swype?

I used the official Motorola upgrade tool and updated my Motorola Defy to Froyo (French firmware). Before the update, when I held the Q key on the Swype keyboard, many languages options were offered, ...
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Swype flashing on and off

I just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy SII phone, unlocked from Gingerbread to stock ICS (ver 4.0.3), and I think it looks cool in many aspects. One thing I am getting annoyed with though is the Swype. I ...
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Word Suggestions not working after ICS on AT&T Galaxy S 2

I recently updated to ICS on my AT&T Galaxy S 2 but since then the word suggestions has been working intermittently even though it is turned on while using Swype keyboard. Is anyone else facing ...
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Swype keyboard not swyping

Yesterday I installed Swype Keyboard to replace SlideIT. At first Swype was working but today it only lets me press the keys and not drag my finger. I think I briefly saw a message saying "dragging is ...
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Changing Swype keyboard layout

Is there anyway to change Swype from QWERTY to something else, like AZERTY?
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How do you set the Swype keyboard to delete the entire word when the delete button is held down?

Older version did this but now it only happens to the first word. "If I have a sentence like this" and wanted to delete all the way to "If I" I could have held down the delete key and after a second ...
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Quickly switch input methods (swype->other)

I'd like to be able to switch from Swype to Hacker Keyboard from within programs, especially ConnectBot and TerminalEmulator. Hacker Keyboard comes with a shortcut to switch to others, but Swype ...
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“Parse error” when updating swype

When I try to update the swype beta via the Swype Installer app, it starts downloading the Swype Installer, but then I get the error message "Parse error". I tried downloading a new Swype Installer ...
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is there a less cluttered version of the Swype keyboard?

I am new to Android. I really like the Swype keyboard but wish I could remove certain keys on the bottom row (e.g. SYM, the "EN" language button, etc) so that the keyboard is less cluttered. Is this ...
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Help inputting words into Swype

On my old phone (still the Samsung galaxy s 3) I was somehow able to input the "words" 'c:' ';D' and other things like that with symbols at the beginning or end into its dictionary. That old phone ...
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Can't use Swype after connecting and disconnecting my Bluetooth keyboard

I'm testing my new Samsung luetooth keyboard with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and discovering some peculiarities. Connecting the keyboard was relatively simple. However, when I don´t use the tablet in ...
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How do I reactivate Swype on a Motorola Atrix HD?

I disabled Swype on my Motorola Atrix HD. How can I get it to reactivate after turning it back on? I went into 'Language & Input' and deselected it, but when I took the same path to turn it back ...