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  1. Bahamen's Avatar
    Do you guys agree that Predictive Keyboard and Word Flow on Windows Mobile 10 are just horrible? You swipe a normal word, and it doesn't even show up anywhere in the word carousel. Instead, it comes up with some choices that are totally off.

    I have made a complaint on Feedback Hub but no action has been taken. So I thought it may be a good idea to list out here, all the words that you have tried typing/swiping and the choices returned by the keyboard. If anything let's hope that Microsoft could be shamed into fixing this.

    Action: Swipe
    Intended Word: specified
    Carousel choices: decided, services, decides, shredded, switched, serious, spirited, satisfied, directed, affected, weirded (LOL). stuffed, second, studied, divided, addicted, specific, around, drive,
    11-29-2016 02:25 AM
  2. Bahamen's Avatar
    Another one...

    Action: Swipe
    Intended word: qualification
    Carousel choices: Williston, walk-in, William, association, Waltham, admission, auditorium
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    11-29-2016 04:10 AM
  3. Biotic Blue's Avatar
    Action: Swipe
    Intended word: forgetful
    Carousel choices: Doubtful, forceful, Fuel, Feel, Thoughtful, Dorel, Fidel, Vogel, Cheerful, Cordell, Ditto, Cheek, Doorbell, Cheryl, Cottrell, Deep, Greek, Freedom, Dettol

    Yes if I swipe forget it gets it everytime??
    Scienceguy Labs and Bahamen like this.
    11-29-2016 04:26 AM
  4. Narr's Avatar
    Even small words like see come up as se, I've had ti before; these aren't even words. Does anyone have multiple languages installed?
    11-29-2016 04:53 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Yeah, really gone downhill since WP8. I tired this corner using ha sore function, and, as goin can feel, It's second now.

    Translated: I typed this completely using the swipe function, and, as you can tell, it's awesome now.
    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    11-29-2016 06:05 PM
  6. EspHack's Avatar
    "Predictive Keyboard / Word Flow is a joke"

    lol, never thought I would see such a tittle for a thread here, back in april 2014 if you were to tell me that, I would laugh for a year, wordflow on 8.1 was the best touch keyboard ever made, won a guinnes record, was envied by iverge guys and made the impression that your phone was reading your inner voice and pasting the words on the screen, even people that never liked android's swype keyboards stared at my phone like WOW after I convinced them to try it

    but now we got a thinkpad-like cursor, so thats nice
    11-29-2016 10:00 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    do - di
    to - ti
    see - se
    me - e
    we're -we
    there - the

    and a lot more than these
    twrist, libra89, EspHack and 1 others like this.
    11-30-2016 06:52 AM
  8. Krystianpants's Avatar
    This is one area that is frustrating for me as i'm constantly correcting words that don't even make sense. I'm also doing regular typing more often as a result as some words it is just completely blatant to them even if i slowly move across each letter.. It will put in the most grammatically incorrect words in place of what I'm writing. I thought this stuff is supposed to be intelligent? I agree windows 8.1 it was perfect.

    I wish once I could write something like "is" and not have it be replaced with "it's".
    11-30-2016 07:14 AM
  9. Andraz Podjaversek's Avatar
    how could they messed up so much ? windows 8.1 keyboard was perfect....
    CraigCole and ananimus like this.
    11-30-2016 08:21 AM
  10. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I actually think that Word Flow is by far the best mobile keyboard, my suggestions are accurate, but I thinks its because I swipe and don't tap.
    11-30-2016 10:19 AM
  11. Bahamen's Avatar
    "Predictive Keyboard / Word Flow is a joke"

    lol, never thought I would see such a tittle for a thread here, back in april 2014 if you were to tell me that, I would laugh for a year, wordflow on 8.1 was the best touch keyboard ever made, won a guinnes record, was envied by iverge guys and made the impression that your phone was reading your inner voice and pasting the words on the screen, even people that never liked android's swype keyboards stared at my phone like WOW after I convinced them to try it

    but now we got a thinkpad-like cursor, so thats nice
    Exactly! Word Flow in WP 8.1 was amazing, and I agree with you it is as though the phone could "read your inner voice and pasting the words on the screen". You don't even need a very high level of precision when swiping. Which is why it is so mind-boggling that the keyboard could have regressed by so much in WM10.

    It is a sad irony that we are now given a thinkpad cursor, since we definitely need this cursor way more in WM10 than WP8.1. In WP8.1, I rarely needed to make corrections and usually it's only when I want to edit my sentence. In WM10 I am constantly making corrections all the time because of the broken keyboard.
    CraigCole and ananimus like this.
    11-30-2016 10:55 AM
  12. Bahamen's Avatar
    I actually think that Word Flow is by far the best mobile keyboard, my suggestions are accurate, but I thinks its because I swipe and don't tap.
    Yes, Word Flow is the best mobile keyboard.... in Windows Phone 8.1. The one in Windows Mobile 10 gives the impression of being completely broken and barely usable. Both swiping and tapping are problematic but swiping is probably worse, since in addition to the poor predictive text, there is also the poor gesture recognition.
    11-30-2016 11:02 AM
  13. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Yes, Word Flow is the best mobile keyboard.... in Windows Phone 8.1. The one in Windows Mobile 10 gives the impression of being completely broken and barely usable. Both swiping and tapping are problematic but swiping is probably worse, since in addition to the poor predictive text, there is also the poor gesture recognition.
    IME, I have the exact opposite of what you guys have
    11-30-2016 11:43 AM
  14. anthonyng's Avatar
    Nice topic!

    Yea, 8.1 prediction was so much better, I don't understand what changed. The first builds of w10m, now that was really really horrible, it actually has gotten better lol.

    Infact I just tried my RS2 phone (lumia 930) I tried @Bahamen original posted words, specified, qualification and forgetful. Perfect each time! I did try on my 950xl with Release Preview and only "qualification" made it on the first try.

    Tried @scienceguylabs sentence and messed up words "typed" and "completely" but partly my fault cause I wasn't careful enough? second time more carefully spelled out worked.

    It was a tough call about accuracy though in that I kinda felt the 950xl screen was too big for me to swipe and my 920 and 930 was always better. Maybe it's the case right now that using my 930 on rs2, I'm just naturally better at it that screen size. Won't know until I put my 950xl on RS2.

    I do notice that it does learn as you keep correcting but sometimes when I want the other word it forces my learned word too much.

    EDIT: I made my 950xl keyboard smaller and ended up being more successful. lol I dunno
    11-30-2016 11:46 AM
  15. EspHack's Avatar
    there was no argument to be made about wp8.1's word prediction, it was a matter of giving it a try and coming back shocked

    as you guys have expressed here, it is now frustrating trying to swype things and doing it twice and doing your best to trace the word as accurate as possible, and.. nope, won't work, while on 8.1 you could swype words like counterrevolutionary without even looking at the screen and magically it just appeared there

    phone size you say? because 920 smaller than 950? 1520 is still bigger than 950 XL though, so no correlation there, wp8 phones were bigger than today's w10m's

    btw I frequently use spanish and english, both were flawless on 8.1, spanish even more so thanks to accents being way easier to do while swyping
    11-30-2016 04:00 PM
  16. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    One more reason not to "upgrade" to Windows 10 Whatever.
    11-30-2016 07:22 PM
  17. Lumious's Avatar
    I actually think that Word Flow is by far the best mobile keyboard, my suggestions are accurate, but I thinks its because I swipe and don't tap.
    I agree, i find the keyboard better and more accurate with predictions than the stock one on my Note 5
    11-30-2016 08:18 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree, i find the keyboard better and more accurate with predictions than the stock one on my Note 5
    I like SwiftKey for Android. It works as well as Windows Phone 8.1 WordFlow. Microsoft owns SwiftKey.
    11-30-2016 08:25 PM
  19. CraigCole's Avatar
    For the reasons brought up in this thread, and many, MANY more I get the distinct impression that everyone in Redmond is laughing at all of us for buying Lumia 950s/XLs or running W10M. They sure don't seem to give a dang about offering quality products in the mobile space, hardware or, especially, software...
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    11-30-2016 08:46 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    One more reason not to "upgrade" to Windows 10 Whatever.
    But that's provided that you are okay with using versions of apps that are outdated, and/or have only moved to Windows 10 Mobile. If you want to use some of the great apps, you're missing out. Never mind the fact that the switch for Skype will be shut off any day now on that OS.

    My mind has entertained the idea occasionally, but missing out on general updates that have made some of these apps better just sucks.
    11-30-2016 08:52 PM
  21. EspHack's Avatar
    But that's provided that you are okay with using versions of apps that are outdated, and/or have only moved to Windows 10 Mobile. If you want to use some of the great apps, you're missing out. Never mind the fact that the switch for Skype will be shut off any day now on that OS.

    My mind has entertained the idea occasionally, but missing out on general updates that have made some of these apps better just sucks.
    it made some apps better and some apps worse, or non existent, take fb messenger, here maps, and so on
    Last edited by EspHack; 12-01-2016 at 08:29 PM.
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    11-30-2016 10:52 PM
  22. Timbre70's Avatar
    Testing once two the. Testing testing topping on w10m keyboard. This is the result.
    11-30-2016 11:07 PM
  23. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    But that's provided that you are okay with using versions of apps that are outdated, and/or have only moved to Windows 10 Mobile. If you want to use some of the great apps, you're missing out. Never mind the fact that the switch for Skype will be shut off any day now on that OS.

    My mind has entertained the idea occasionally, but missing out on general updates that have made some of these apps better just sucks.
    If I cared about up to date apps I wouldn't have switched from Android to Windows Phone years ago. I came to WP because of the user friendly UI, clean design language, keyboard, etc. All of that is still intact in 8.1.
    libra89 and Player Piano like this.
    12-01-2016 01:13 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    If I cared about up to date apps I wouldn't have switched from Android to Windows Phone years ago. I came to WP because of the user friendly UI, clean design language, keyboard, etc. All of that is still intact in 8.1.
    I get it but at the same time, it's hard for me to believe that anyone doesn't at least care for SOME apps. I don't know about your experience, but I know that for me, there are apps I use either daily or weekly that have improved a lot and are updated somewhat. One example is Twitter apps, including the official app itself. All of the popular third party apps only have updates reflected on the newer platform, including the official app itself.

    it made some apps better and some apps worst, or non existent, take fb messenger, here maps, and so on
    Fair point, can't dispute that! I guess whether it would be a gain or a loss of those apps is strongly person dependent. I never updated my dad's phone to Windows 10 Mobile. He's fine with the built in functions (phone, text, email, camera etc) and WhatsApp and occasional map usage with Here maps.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-01-2016 07:18 AM
  25. cincykid76's Avatar
    Glad I'm not the only one who finds this "function" atrocious. I literally don't even try to swipe anymore. The whole keyboard experience is entirely horrid in my opinion.
    12-01-2016 02:01 PM
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