I usually keep the menu button always shown in nav bar.
Settings > ROM Settings > Navigation Bar
An alternative is to turn on Settings->General UI->Show Menu UI Overflow
I don't experience either of those issues.
I use the Google keyboard (from the play store) and I have no problems keeping it the default.
Recommend a clean install of 11.1 to rule out possibility of dirty flash issues.
where is the 'wake on volume rocker' setting
Settings -> Display -> Volume Rocker Wake
It's towards the bottom in the extras section
I'm looking there and i still don't have it....can u post a screenshot?
What do you have your setting for Screen Lock?
I believe this option only shows up if it is set to slide