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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, 2012 at 13:47
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    This happens with the keyboard on my phone: the suggestion bar shows possible words, and I am about to pick one, but it moves as I type a character, yet my finger was moving toward that spot and the word is now somewhere else. Once a word shows in a suggestion bar, it should either stay there, or get replaced, but not move to a different position. Thank you for the name for this particular aggravation!
    – user67695
    Dec 1, 2016 at 19:09

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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, 2012 at 14:31
  • Here are some instructions if you'd like to give them a try. Aug 9, 2012 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, 2012 at 0:22
  • @GUIJunkie my older brother is fond of saying, "Tomorrow never comes."
    – user67695
    Dec 1, 2016 at 19:07
  • 😂 I don't even use Swype anymore
    – GUI Junkie
    Dec 1, 2016 at 19:10

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