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Thread: adding quoted text to a sentence. what gives?

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    adding quoted text to a sentence. what gives?

    Perhaps the most frustrating experience
    With my droid pro is putting quotes around
    Something. If you are typing then press
    The space bar, then the quote character,
    it removes the space and adds the quote
    to the previous word. I have to insert the cursor
    and manually re-add the space. Pretty
    frustrating!
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    a workaround is to always use single quotes instead
    Of double quotes. odd that the behavior doesn't
    Happen with apostrophes.
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    Yeah I share your frustration. I wonder why they elected to do this... Maybe it's an error...
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    there are lots of special characters the droid does this to - the dollar sign being the one that drives me the most crazy. I have no idea why the droid developers came up with this idea, I hate it.
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    Both the quotes and dollar sign have been really bugging me with this too. Why? What was the thought process here?
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    Chalk it up as one more reason why rooting and cooking ROMs is important work. I guarantee you that moto will not fix this. I hope we get a good, usable ROM soon.

    Sent from my DROID PRO
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    I also hate this feature.
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    A temporary workaround is to download Swiftkey from the Market (free or pay should work)...then go into Menu>Language & Keyboard and check the checkbox for Swiftkey AND make sure you also go to "Input Method" and select Swiftkey...

    This allows your physical keyboard to actually use the properties of Swiftkey and eliminates the issue of quotation marks, parenthesis, dollar signs, etc. being attached to the previous word rather than the upcoming word....

    Swiftkey also has some good predictive text so I'm actually liking switching over...only bug I've seen with this is that if you now try to go to Landscape on your Pro screen you cannot get an on-screen keyboard to come up...
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    Stingray, awesome suggestion. I had already purchased swiftkey for my previous device, so downloaded and loving it. Looks like after entering punctuation, it auto spaces too. This is rocking.

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    Glad to help...this suggestion actually came from Matt (Forums Manager) over at the Motorola Forums....he's taking so much heat from everybody on the other Droid Pro issues I figure he needs an "atta boy" for this...

    Swiftkey works well, except for if you try to use an on-screen in landscape, which I never do....hopefully Moto will fix the stock keyboard in a future update, but for now this works...
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