Re: Build 42


Hi List,

It was late when I first replied to the build 42 thread and mentioned the problem of adding words like mp3 to the dictionary. I did not even notice that a new gesture of single finger swipe up and hold to access the menu had been introduced. I've now tested that on my iPhone 7 running iOS 11.3 and can confirm that sometimes the single finger swipe up and hold will launch the control center. This seems to happen the closer to the bottom of the screen my finger is when I swipe up. For example, if I rest my finger on the home button and then single finger swipe up the screen and hold, the control center comes up every time. It does not seem to happen when I swipe up from a starting position about a half inch or higher above the home button. The menu pops up correctly each of those times. I will add that if the control center does pop up, the scrub gesture closes it and returns me to the FlickType menu every time.

Also, I'm noticing that when I access the menu using the new single finger swipe up and hold gesture, what I've typed is read twice by Voiceover but is only read once when accessing the menu using the original 2 finger swipe up gesture.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Build 42

This FlickType build is great! So far, the new flick up and hold menu gesture works well. I will keep playing with it though. I can reproduce the problem of attempting to add MP3 to the dictionary. Flicking up results in the three increasing to four, and flicking down goes to two. However, it is not very often that I would be using MP3 in my writing.
I think that the new gesture to capitalize a letter is a one finger flick down while a one finger flick up is still used to add a word to the user dictionary.

On Apr 20, 2018, at 04:43, Maria and Joe Chapman <> wrote:

HI. the flick up is working for me no matter where I do it from, but I also am unable to get a letter to be capital.

Everything else is working very well.


On 20 Apr 2018, at 6:19 pm, Macster <> wrote:

Hi guys,

I have been testing build 42 and have noticed two problems...

The first is if you use the new flick up and hold gesture and begin flicking too close to the bottom of the screen, it somehow manages to bring up a combination of the menu and the control menu. Trying to use the home button doesn't seem to work to disregard the control center, even a triple click which should, in my set up, turn VoiceOver off doesn't work. Touching the top right of the screen after a few seconds was the only way I could get out of this culdesac. I've no idea if this would be possible, but in the area above the punctuation and numbers etc where we used to press and hold to bring up the menu, could the flick up and hold gesture be used only in that area to avoid the double activation of accidentally getting both if starting the initial flick too close to the home button? It works no problem if so.

And the other issue I've noticed is I can't capitalize a letter using the single flick up after manually typing now. For example, I was typing to my sister regarding my nephew mark. If I press the letter m alone, then flick up and I'd expect to hear capital m, but there is no announcement. I then type the rest of his name and flick right but only ark is entered. Its as if the flick up disregards the initial press of the letter m. Could this be because the swipe up is expecting the hold of the new gesture for the menu? This can be reproduced with any word you type with a capital at the start, and you'll get a word one letter shorter than the desired word. I hope this is an easy fix?

Other than this, the actual typing is extremely slick and the rate at which you guys are sending out the updates is incredible and has not gone unnoticed.

Many thanks,


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