[Q] 3x4 Keyboard Spacebar Issue Galaxy S4
Hi all, very first post for me ever so don't crucify me. Thank-you.
I will try to be as concise and direct as possible.
I always have and probably always will favor the stock 3x4 keyboard over the, in my opinion, "cumbersome" QWERTY keyboard on my Samsung smartphone. I recently upgraded from a Galaxy S2, having had no past problems with the overall operation of the 3x4 keyboard, with everything being as simple and user friendly as one could expect from a modern smartphone.
Jump forward to the recent purchase of my Galaxy S4 and my understandable dismay at the sudden realization that the once faithful and reliable 3x4 keyboard hangs, with one very annoying feature, namely this...
When attempting to create a space between words when typing any sort of text, you need to press the the spacebar TWICE just to create a space between words, and/or wait for the underline of the selected word to move itself, which in itself is far too long a wait, (almost 2 whole seconds).
After several frustrated hours testing the limits of my tech know-how, I turned to the Internet for answers, only to find countless other perplexed 3x4 keyboard users frustrated by the same stupid design flaw, and no apparent solutions to the issue. I even sat on live chat with 3 different Samsung Customer Service Assistants who all told me, and i quote, "The Galaxy S4 was designed in favor of the QWERTY keyboard, and unfortunately I would just have to deal with the "problem" as best as i can.".
My question is two part...
1. How could anyone with any morsel of common sense, while testing this format in development stages use this feature and agree that tapping the spacebar 200 time in a simple text message instead of 100 times is more practical and user friendly?
And 2. Is there some way to fix this annoying problem? With either a modded apk. installation of a software rollback or a root function, or anything?!?! I'm desperate to fix this!
And lastly, as if I don't already sound too demanding, I would appreciate it if anyone responding to this actually either owns a Galaxy S4 and has experienced this problem, and/or has some actual legitimate tech know-how and can offer an educated suggestion, instead of just "Hey Bro, have you checked your settings?", or "Just learn to use the QWERTY keyboard Bro." or "Try finding a third party keyboard app."...
Seriously guys, you don't think I haven't already tried this?
All assistance is greatly appreciated!