Shawn Krasniuk <bbsshawn@...>
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Hi Benny. Direct Touch and Direct Touch typing are two different things. Direct Touch Typing is for the iOS keyboard and has nothing to do with Flicktype. Direct Touch is a new feature that Apple introduced in iOS 14 which allows Voiceover users to use self-voicing apps without having to turn Voiceover off. In iOS 14, Flicktype needs direct touch on to be able to work with your apps. You'll need to turn it on for every app you use Flicktype with. Hope that clears things up.
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I think the main problem for me was going from iOS 13 to 14.4.2. With iOS 13 I have not had the issue with having to activate direct touch typing with the rotor. Also, when I updated to 14.4.2, slide to type was on and I think that created an issue as well. I had to make sure full access was on for FlickType too. In retrospect, I think it was an issue with about 3 different things.
- full access needed to be turned on for FlickType
- slide to type needed to be turned off
- direct touch typing needed to be enabled on the rotor when VoiceOver and FlickType were active
These were the items that were causing me the problem.
What was your solution, in case others come across the same problem?
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I finally got flicktype to work. All is good. Thanks.
When FlickType has VoiceOver focus, please try enabling Direct Touch from the rotor menu and see if that helps.
I have just updated to iOS 14.4.2 and I cannot get FlickType to work. Whenever I get into an edit area, FlickType activates, but I cannot get it to enter any text. As I move around the screen, all I get is feedback from each character as for example Cap A, Cap B and etc. I uninstalled the app and downloaded it again, but the same thing occurs. It is totally useless as is. Any suggestions? Thanks.