Google adds support for one-handed typing to Android keyboard

May

3

2016

Google has released a major update to its standard Android keyboard. In version 5.0, it is inter alia possible to type with one hand and to move the cursor in the text by use of the space.

Moving the cursor works by moving the finger sideways over the space button, so that it is no longer necessary to select a place in the text itself. The ability to operate with one hand due to typing the keyboard moves to the left or the right side of the screen. Thus need a smaller distance to the keys to be bridged.

In addition, the update introduces the possibility to adjust the height of the keyboard and in order to remove word suggestions by dragging it from the suggestion strip. Google now also shows an opt-in window, allowing the user to indicate whether he agrees that typgedrag is stored and shared to improve text forecasts, reports Ars Technica.

Finally, the Holo-theme is removed and there is added an option to display the rim of keys. The removal of the words has become easier with a new gesture. The update from the Play Store now to win.

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