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Old 06-11-2007, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed that AutoText does not work properly when using BlackBerry messenger. The very last word you type before pressing enter is not
processed and sent as-is.

For example, the phone has an AutoText rule to change 'hte' to 'the'.
If I type "hte" and press enter, the phone will send "Hte".
If I type "test hte", the phone sends "Test hte"

One way to force AutoText processing is to press space after the word, but it's annoying to have to do that every time.
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But that is the way it is designed to work, using the space key as the accept and enter for autotext... otherwise, it does not know you have finished the work.
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I don't see how it wouldn't know I am finished. I am pressing enter, so that means I am finished and want to send the message.

When manually forming an emoticon, I type a ':' and then a 'P' to get ':P' with the 'P' still highlighted. When I press enter once, what I've typed changes to a just like pressing space, except it doesn't add a space after it. When I press enter a second time, my message is sent.

I can deal with this double enter for emoticons, because I know I'm forming an emoticon, so I can train myself to do this quickly every time. Since AutoText is used for spellcheck and such, I won't always have the foresight to force it by pressing space at the end of every line of text I type, and it ends up being an annoyance.

Another thing I can point to is MemoPad, which does it correctly. When I type 'mypin' in MemoPad and press enter twice, I see the expanded version of my PIN. When I do the same thing in BB Messenger, it sends "Mypin".

All I'm saying is, some consistency would be nice and the current behavior is counterintuitive.
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But a single space is consistent with what you want (and less presses than enter twice). Once you start using the space key, your fingers will become accustomed to it, much as they are now accustomed to pressing the enter key twice. It is muscle memory, they will adapt.

But to each his own... I understand what you are looking for, but I don't know to change it.

Good luck.
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It's more than a single space because I'm talking about the last word. I would prefer to press enter twice than having to press space and then enter. I think most people will agree that it's usually faster and more efficient to press the same key twice in rapid succession than 2 separate keys in sequence.
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