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Re: Flicktype on watch

Peter Torpey
 

For me, on the iPhone this behavior started occurring in iOS 14. The rotor seems to get automatically put to "Touch typing = Off" when Flicktype is invoked. I believe Flicktype only works with touch typing set to "On". At least the workaround is simple, just change that setting on the rotor. Unfortunately, next time you come back to type, the rotor will again be automatically set to touch Typing = off again.

--Pete

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:01 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Flicktype on watch

Hi,

I've also experienced this issue.
I can't get the rotor to work consistently.
Can anyone give me tips for making it work better?
It wont stay where I need it to.

Thanks,

Jessica


-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:57 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Flicktype on watch

Thank you for the clarification, Chris.

When you try to tap words, does that work, or do you also keep hearing VoiceOver announcing “FlickType”?

If so, try to invoke the rotor while FlickType is on the screen, and turn on “Direct Touch”.

Let me know if that helped!

- Kosta


Re: Flicktype on watch

Jessica D
 

Hi,

I've also experienced this issue.
I can't get the rotor to work consistently.
Can anyone give me tips for making it work better?
It wont stay where I need it to.

Thanks,

Jessica

-----Original Message-----
From: hello@flicktype.groups.io <hello@flicktype.groups.io> On Behalf Of FlickType
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:57 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Flicktype on watch

Thank you for the clarification, Chris.

When you try to tap words, does that work, or do you also keep hearing VoiceOver announcing “FlickType”?

If so, try to invoke the rotor while FlickType is on the screen, and turn on “Direct Touch”.

Let me know if that helped!

- Kosta


Re: Flicktype on watch

 

Thank you for the clarification, Chris.

When you try to tap words, does that work, or do you also keep hearing VoiceOver announcing “FlickType”?

If so, try to invoke the rotor while FlickType is on the screen, and turn on “Direct Touch”.

Let me know if that helped!

- Kosta


iOS 14 issue when sharing News articles

Peter Torpey
 

I have run into this issue a few times when sharing a News article via e-mail and thought you might want to look into it. I am using iOS 14 on an iPhone XR with Voiceover.

Problem: When I try to share a News article via e-mail, Touch typing seems to be automatically set to "off" and FlickType can't be used

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a News article from the Apple News app.
2. Perform a single finger double tap to activate the "Share" button at the top of the article.
3. Select to share via e-mail by performing a single finger double tap on the "E-Mail" button.
4. Perform a single finger double tap in the "To:" field of the email header to activate this edit field.
5. touch the active area of the Flicktype keyboard to activate Flicktype.
6. Now move your finger around the screen to try and find the first letter to type. Note: VoiceOver does not speak anything.
7. Raise your finger and touch the keyboard area again. Note: VoiceOver speaks "Flicktype keyboard" as if you are first activating the keyboard in order to start typing.
8. Use the two finger VoiceOver rotor action to go to the "Touch Typing" item.
9. Flick down with one finger and VoiceOver speaks "On" indicating that Touch Typing is now "On". Presumably it was set to "Off" before.
10. Now that Touch Typing is definitely turned "On", Cancel the sending of this message and follow steps #1- 9 again and you will observe the same result, i.e., Touch Typing is "Off" again even though it was set to "On".

Hope that is clear and helps you track down the issue.

BTW, Flicktype has been working very well on my phone these days. It has definitely improved since its earlier days on the app store. Thanks.

--Pete


Re: Flicktype on watch

Chris Chaffin
 

Hi Kosta,

Thanks for getting back to me!

I am running watch os 6.21.

When I try to scroll by using the crown, I do get the haptic feedback, but nothing else really happens. Voice over just says, FlickType, Scroll by using the crown.

So I am also not able to select different punctuation or emoji's since scrolling the crown is not working for me.

I am hoping you are able to figure it out.

Thanks for the help.

Chris

On Sep 20, 2020, at 4:25 PM, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Hi Chris,

You can’t access numbers just yet, but for emojis you can do that the usual way by flicking right to insert a period, and then changing that to one of your favorite emojis.

What happens when you try to scroll through words with the crown? And what watchOS version are you using?

I’d love to track this down and figure out a solution for you.

- Kosta






Re: Flicktype on watch

 

Hi Chris,

You can’t access numbers just yet, but for emojis you can do that the usual way by flicking right to insert a period, and then changing that to one of your favorite emojis.

What happens when you try to scroll through words with the crown? And what watchOS version are you using?

I’d love to track this down and figure out a solution for you.

- Kosta


Flicktype on watch

Chris Chaffin
 

Is anyone currently using flicktype on their Apple Watch? If so, I have a couple of questions.

I am currently not able to scroll through word choices with the crown, and how do you get to where you can type numbers and emojis?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Chris


Re: Caps lock

 

I miss the ability to hard press in order to capitalize with FlickType. That ability went away when I got my iPhone SE 2020. It would be nice if FlickType had a gesture to turn on caps lock but I don't use this very often so I can manage with the 2-finger tap to capitalize each entered letter.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck Dean
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2020 12:20 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Caps lock

 

Hello Leonard,

No, not to my knowledge. I have wondered this myself, but generally speaking if I’m having to type a lot of capital letters I use the hard press on my iPhone 8.

 

Chuck  (mobile)

Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

 



On Sep 4, 2020, at 1:15 AM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

Is there a gesture to do a caps lock so you don’t have to keep doing a two finger tap every time you want to capitalize a letter? Thank you.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Caps lock

Chuck Dean
 

Hello Leonard,
No, not to my knowledge. I have wondered this myself, but generally speaking if I’m having to type a lot of capital letters I use the hard press on my iPhone 8.

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Sep 4, 2020, at 1:15 AM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

Is there a gesture to do a caps lock so you don’t have to keep doing a two finger tap every time you want to capitalize a letter? Thank you.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Caps lock

leonard morris
 

Is there a gesture to do a caps lock so you don’t have to keep doing a two finger tap every time you want to capitalize a letter? Thank you.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Short cuts

leonard morris
 

Good information greatly appreciate it thank you

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

On Aug 26, 2020, at 9:09 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

Simply type the shortcut with the flicktype keyboard and then flick down until you hear your shortcut, and then flick right.

Note: shortcuts do not work inside the Fliktype container app. This is due to an Apple iOS limitation.
They should work in any other app.               

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Aug 25, 2020, at 6:02 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

I have several replacement shortcuts. For example, eml is my shortcut to input my email address. What do I need to do to bake this work correctly? 

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Short cuts

Chuck Dean
 

Simply type the shortcut with the flicktype keyboard and then flick down until you hear your shortcut, and then flick right.

Note: shortcuts do not work inside the Fliktype container app. This is due to an Apple iOS limitation.
They should work in any other app.               

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Aug 25, 2020, at 6:02 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

I have several replacement shortcuts. For example, eml is my shortcut to input my email address. What do I need to do to bake this work correctly? 

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Short cuts

leonard morris
 

I have several replacement shortcuts. For example, eml is my shortcut to input my email address. What do I need to do to bake this work correctly? 

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Menus

leonard morris
 

That worked just fine 😂   

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

On Aug 16, 2020, at 9:41 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello Leonard,
Try a one finger flick up and hold or a one finger flick down and hold. Either one should give you the menu tabs across the bottom.
I hope this helps!

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Aug 15, 2020, at 6:32 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

I switched to full-size keyboard and now I can’t get to the menus to change the settings. I thought the gesture to go to the menus   was a two finger flick  up but that doesn’t seem to work.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Menus

Chuck Dean
 

Hello Leonard,
Try a one finger flick up and hold or a one finger flick down and hold. Either one should give you the menu tabs across the bottom.
I hope this helps!

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Aug 15, 2020, at 6:32 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:

I switched to full-size keyboard and now I can’t get to the menus to change the settings. I thought the gesture to go to the menus   was a two finger flick  up but that doesn’t seem to work.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Menus

leonard morris
 

I switched to full-size keyboard and now I can’t get to the menus to change the settings. I thought the gesture to go to the menus   was a two finger flick  up but that doesn’t seem to work.

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


Re: Misspelling

 

Everett,

 

I'm a bit confused by your post because my experience with FlickType is different than yours. When I manually enter a word letter by letter, no space is inserted until I complete entry and do the final flick right. I have never used FlickType without Voiceover so I'm unclear how you expect it to repeat or spell what you typed without Voiceover.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Everett E. J. Ford
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:00 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType] Misspelling

 

Hello just want to let you guys know of a few problems that I have noticed on FlickType.

Number one when I am typing with the keyboard it wants to enter a space which ends up messing up the words every time when I use FlickType.

Number two what happened to where we could use FlickType without voice over and it would repeat what we wrote?

Thank you

 

 

EJ Ford


Re: Misspelling

Luke Davis
 

On Mon, 10 Aug 2020, Everett E. J. Ford wrote:

Number one when I am typing with the keyboard it wants to enter a space which ends up messing up the words every time when I use FlickType.
Can you give an example of this? Including gestures, words, etc.
I'm not seeing anything I would describe in that way.


Misspelling

Everett E. J. Ford
 

Hello just want to let you guys know of a few problems that I have noticed on FlickType.
Number one when I am typing with the keyboard it wants to enter a space which ends up messing up the words every time when I use FlickType.
Number two what happened to where we could use FlickType without voice over and it would repeat what we wrote?
Thank you


EJ Ford


FlickType update 2020.2 available on the App Store

 

This update contains important stability improvements and is recommended for all VoiceOver users on iPhone and iPad. It also brings the following changes to the watch keyboard:
• Brand new look & feel
• Long press for precise character selection
• Added setting to disable Auto-Correction
• Other bug fixes and improvements