Keyboard Designer

The Development of the Keyboard Designer

01 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 01, 2021
- Revisions:
- Topics for the word bar added to the assistant
- Function „Move to the previous word“ fixed
- The suggestion for the last word is now also shown after several spaces and punctuation marks
- Fixed optical background errors in fields
25 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 25, 2021
- Revisions:
- The cursor can now also be moved to the right and left in all terminal apps (thanks to Sam!)
- EKP: The special functions Ctrl, Alt + Shift can now also be used in all terminal apps (thanks to Sam!)
- Minor bug fixes
- Optical adjustments
18 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 18, 2021
- Revisions:
- New look for all fields
- EDP / EKP: image list sorted by name
- Target mode is set correctly again after import (thanks to Leander!) and the new design is selected directly
- ZIP files can now be opened with the Keyboard Designer
- EKP: image sending is possible again
- EKP: Function type "Send image" is now also supported GIFs
- Minor bug fixes
10 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 10, 2021
Feature Freeze! All features for the next major version 5.0 are now available. Until V 5.0 is completed, there will only be bug fixes and new topics in the assistant.

- New:
- Additional topics added in the wizard
- Hints can now be displayed in the change log (see above)

- Navigation moved down so that it is always in the same place (even if there is no keyboard preview) and more space for keyboard entries
- Revised display of function types, now with descriptions
- Selection of images now with preview
- Fixed that keyboard jumps when popup protrudes over keyboard (Thanks to Dixon!)
- Linguistic adjustments
- Bug fixes
- Graphic revisions
27 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 27, 2021
- New:
- Search in the assistant
- Word replacements now possible and individually adjustable
- Revisions:
- Fixed that keys could no more be deleted (Thanks to Conor!)
25 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 25, 2021
- Revisions:
- Fixed problems with export
- Linguistic simplifications
19 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 19, 2021
- New:
- New import dialog (similar to the new export dialog)
- Mode tab integrated in the key tab, making the user interface easier to understand
- Automatic function type change can be switched off, the OK button is no longer overlaid
- EDP: Positions of popups can now be specified (above / on / below the key)
- EKP: New function types: Send image and hide keyboard (Thanks to Ashley!)
- Revisions:
- No more differentiation between necessary and all settings
- Merging of the same setting types into containers for greater clarity
- Fixed a crash when adding an empty word to the word list (Thanks to Csabi!)
- EDP: Sorting of designs and modes possible again (Thanks to Robert!)
- EDP: The list of fonts is now sorted
- Added Hungarian as a language option
- Spanish word corrections (Thanks to Rubén!)

14 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 14, 2021
- Revisions:
- Export dialog completely revised, significantly simplified (e.g. ZIP file is now standard format, current keyboard is preselected, optional information is saved, word lists are included), import dialog will look the same in the next update
- EKP: List of apps to be started are now sorted and expanded (thanks to Csabi)
- Adjustments to the word bar
07 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 07, 2021
- EDP: Colors (except for the keyboard background) can now be transparent (requested by a large number of users)

- Word bar settings are now in the design tab, the settings can now be saved, the word bar can now always be used in the beta program (but is still early status, further adjustments up to version 5 will take place)
- EKP: More apps are now displayed for start app function type (thanks to Csabi!)
- EDP: The edit bar can display the background image from the keyboard if "color like design" is selected
- EDP: Color of the navigation bar in case of background image now also visible in preview
- Popups in the designer are no longer closed when the app is set to background
- Fixed that the designer sometimes not showing up after launch
- Fixed that Smartwatch could sometimes not be tested on test tab
- Minus symbol placed in front of color controls in order to be consistent with other controls
- Linguistic adjustments
- Miner adjustments
18 Apr
Gerrit Humberg posted on April 18, 2021
- New:
- First version of the word bar available on the test tab (for clarification)
- ZIP data can now be opened directly and no longer have to be shared with the app
- Revisions:
- Fixed that sometimes the wrong history was written
17 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 17, 2021
- Revisions:
- Reduction of the font size of the assistant from 24 to 20 dp
- Assistant is now displayed the first time the keyboard is used to explain key selection (only for new installations)
- Adjustments to the Spanish names
10 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 10, 2021
- Revisions:
- Added more assistant topics
- Minor corrections
05 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 05, 2021
- Revisions:
- Fixed that when rotating the device with the keyboard open it could crash (thanks to Thomas!)
04 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 04, 2021
- Revisions:
- Fixed that the keyboard was sometimes no longer displayed directly after restart
03 Jan
Gerrit Humberg posted on January 03, 2021
- Revisions:
- Hopefully fixed, that after the first character was written, the focus was lost sometimes
- Hopefully fixed, that some messengers scrolled up at the start (thanks to Toth!)
- Fixed problem that characters were not written if the first key was swiped lightly and the second key was touched at the same time
- Fixed a problem where the keyboard was sometimes hidden again at startup
19 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 19, 2020
- Revisions:
- More topics added to the assistant
- Smaller bug fixes
12 Dec
Gerrit Humberg posted on December 12, 2020
- Info tab shows the first draft of the wizard
- Added character group emojis

- Revisions:
- Fixed problem when editing multiple keys at the same time (Thanks to Fadi!)
- The soft navigation bar now takes on the background color of the keyboard (requested by many!)
- Corrected the width of the function selection (was always wide after popup)
- Key repetitions could hang up in connection with popup (Thanks to Aaron!)
- Fixed that repetition duration was sometimes not displayed and not always executed correctly (Thanks to Dixon)
- Fixed that after changes on the settings tab the keyboard was sometimes completely recalculated with each touch, this reduced the speed extremely
- Minor adjustments (Thanks to the feedback!)
17 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 17, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed a problem saving the color after removing an image (Thanks to Mike!)
- EDP: Fixed a problem with special characters in ZIP file names
- Fixed problem with display of change notification
- Fixed a problem that occurred when the function type to show/hide the edit bar was assigned to a popup (thanks to Roland!)
- Keyboard image can now be shared again (Thanks to Mike!)
- Minor adjustments
30 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 30, 2020
- EDP: Fixed a problem that can occur when importing keyboards (Thanks to Austin!)
26 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 26, 2020
- EDP: Export and import does now support ZIP file (contains keyboard data, images, fonts)

- Fixed bug when deleting characters when entering passwords (Thanks to Thomas!)
- EDP: Fixed issue with moving designs or modes (Thanks to Mike!)
- EDP: Images as key background are now displayed again
- EDP: Rounded keys are now also possible for keys with an image background
- The edges of marked keys are now displayed correctly
- The borders of popups are now always drawn
19 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 19, 2020
- New:
- EKP: New function type to start apps (e.g. for translators, notes, ...)

- Revisions:
- Selection lists are now displayed as dialogs so that all entries can always be selected (Thanks for the feedback to everyone!)
- EDP: Background images of popups are now also shown in the preview
- EDP: The OK button is now also displayed when copying functions or keys, if there are a lot of modes (thanks to Austin!)
- EDP: Copying the send function no longer loses the individual text sizes (thanks to Austin!)
- EKP: The additional fields for special functions, history, keyboard changes are now also displayed in popups (Thanks to Christoph!)
- EKP: The history of the clipboard is now displayed (Thanks to Niko!)
- Minor bug fixes (Thanks to Mike & Robin!)
06 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 06, 2020
- New:
- EDP: Images can now be used for the background of keyboards and keys
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed a problem that could occur when moving design and mode after deleting another one before
25 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 25, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Fixed problem that could occur when moving designs (Thanks to Vincent!)
- Problem solved, that app might crash after switching back to it (Thanks to Austin for reporting!)
23 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 23, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: Adding fonts from SD card is now also supported and it is now also possible to share them as a ZIP file to the app (Thanks to Austin for the tip!)
16 Aug
Gerrit Humberg posted on August 16, 2020
- Show notification after update
- EDP: Import of fonts (settings tab)
- Extended Keyboard Package (EKP, in-app purchase) with new function types
- EKP: Special functions: Tab, F1, F2, .., Button A, ...
- EKP: Change keyboard (other installed keyboard)
- EKP: Voice input (if Google voice input is installed)
- EKP Show history (input and clipboard)
- EKP: Support UTF-8 (e.g. for SSH)
- EKP: Empty key
17 Jul
Gerrit Humberg posted on July 17, 2020
- EDP: You can now change the sorting of designs and modes
- EDP: Color codes can be entered directly
- EDP: Use of a font installed on the device for your keyboard (Settings tab)
- Adjustment of the unicode search to find symbols in a better way
- Fixed problem with incorrect output of some characters (e.g. small i without dot u0130) (Thanks to D.Y.!)
- Symbols of the symbol search are now displayed in the middle, as some have been cut off (thanks for the hint!)
- Fixed: the character groups were sometimes not displayed when the designer was launched from the keyboard (thanks for the hints!)
- Fixed that sometimes the reference to another mode was not taken over when exporting / importing or copying (thanks to Roland!)
- Preparations for word lists and other features of version 4
21 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- Sometimes the text on the OK key was not displayed (thanks to Leander!)
- The function names were not completely displayed on some devices
- Now all types of spaces (e.g. blank space) are displayed in the formula bar (thanks for the tip!)
05 Jun
Gerrit Humberg posted on June 05, 2020
- New:
- Help texts for all settings can now be activated on the design tab
- The currently used design can now also be set on the test tab
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the push function was sometimes not executed (Thanks to Csabi!)
- The 'magnifier' is now called 'edit bar'
- Optical adjustments in the surface
- Minor corrections
24 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 24, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the symbols of sub-functions were no longer displayed (thanks to Thomas!)
21 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 21, 2020
- Revisions:
- The cursor is now placed at the end after copying and thus corresponds to the system behavior (thanks to Austin!)
- Optimization of memory management when app is started multiple times
- Minor fixes reported by users
12 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 12, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that the function window could not be opened a second time
- EDP: Fixed problem that vibration was set to 250 ms
- EDP: If the device does not support vibration, a corresponding message is displayed
08 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 08, 2020
- Revisions:
- EDP: It is now possible to delete several keys at the same time
- EDP: Problem with inserting keys fixed (thanks to Austin)
- EDP: Function for switching vibration and sound on / off now works
- EDP: Vibration and sound are now also present for magnifyer
- EDP: Vibration type can now also be set
03 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 03, 2020
- Revisions:
- Fixed problem that checkboxes on Settings tab were not set after changing the app
- Vibration is now stopped before the next key is triggered
- The button selection was sometimes displayed when using the magnifyer
01 May
Gerrit Humberg posted on May 01, 2020
- New:
- EDP: Vibration or sound when a key is pressed
- EDP: Mark multiple keys
- EDP: Copy designs and keys
- EDP: Setting the font size of sub-functions
- Revisions:
- Fixed an issue where swiping up was not triggered at certain keyboard heights
- Rework of the standard keyboard
- Graphical adjustments
13 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 13, 2020
- New:
- Display instruction how to import keyboards (thanks to Max)
- Revisions:
- Rework of the drawing of keys, they will now be centered correctly
- Now version number can be shown in sub-functions (thanks to Leander)
- If a move function is executed in the magnifyer, the character will no longer be marked (was problem with narrow columns)
- Minor corrections
08 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 08, 2020
- New:
- Snack bars are not shown when the function type is changed automatically
- Setting to close key selection without having to press the X symbol (thanks to Leander)
- EDP: possibility to enter symbols directly with keyboard (required by many users)
- Revisions:
- Set function type to "None" automatically when symbol is deleted (thanks to Leander)
- Fixed problem with swipe functions on the edge
- Color for unsafe type area is now exported
- Minor corrections
29 Feb
Gerrit Humberg posted on February 29, 2020
- Support Android Q
- Splashscreen when starting the app
- New versioning consisting of major, minor and revision number
- Show the version number on the designer key
- Show changes of the last three versions in the designer
- The Extended Design Package (EDP) is now available, which provides additional functions for a one time fee
- EDP: Export and import of keyboard data
- EDP: Round buttons
- EDP: Color gradients for keys and backgrounds
- EDP: Unlimited number of output characters, keys per row and rows

- Optical improvements of the designer
- Minimum height reduced from 10 to 5 % to support single-line layouts in a better way
- If a symbol but no function is selected, function "Add output to editor" is set automatically (thanks to Austin for the idea!)
- Fixed problem with deleting popup buttons (thanks to Max!)
- Action right and left at the edges now possible (thanks to Leander!)
- Many minor fixes
21 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 21, 2019
-Phone / Tablet:
- User interface now available in Spanish (Gracias Pablo !!!)
- Smartwatch:
- User Interface now available in Spanish (Gracias Pablo !!!)
22 Mar
Gerrit Humberg posted on March 22, 2019
New version 2.09 for beta testers released:

+ New features smartphone / tablet:
- On request, only necessary settings can be displayed
- Display mode can be selected in the wizard
- Function added to change the colors, magnifier and key selection of all designs at once
- Info tab added to show important data
03 Oct
Gerrit Humberg posted on October 03, 2018
To fix the reported problems the new open beta version 0.82 was created.

- Improved display of the password in the magnifyer (only if activated)
- Minor corrections
- Optimized automated tests
02 Sep
Gerrit Humberg posted on September 02, 2018
To fix the reported problems the new open beta version 0.81 was created.

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