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I have a problem with Swype. Every time I finish a phrase and try to hit the [Send] button, I discover that it's moved. This happens because the word suggestion bar disappears after writing the dot.

I've called this the 'moving target problem'. Is this term correct?

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'annoying' ..... I especially hate it when the moving target places a different action in the way and you are forced to undo their deed –  Jay Aug 9 '12 at 13:47
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That seems like an appropriate term to use and certainly something you'd want to avoid for any type of frequently-used action. Could you provide a screenshot? It's probably a case of relocating the Send button and/or the word suggestion bar so that one each can appear and disappear without affecting the other's location.

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I don't know how to take screenshots on Android, so :-( –  GUI Junkie Aug 9 '12 at 14:31
    
Here are some instructions if you'd like to give them a try. –  Mike Wheaton Aug 9 '12 at 16:32
    
Great, it took some effort, but I got the hang of it. Tomorrow, I'll post the pics. –  GUI Junkie Aug 10 '12 at 0:22
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