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[BUG] Gboard feature to quickly change capitalization will DELETE the word instead


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Google Gboard has an extremely useful feature to quickly change the capitalization of a word after you've already typed it. Simply highlight the word and then tap the shift key to cycle through uncapitalized, first letter capitalized, or all letters capitalized. See animated gif below.

Unfortunately, since the very first Android beta release (before the public launch of V10) this useful feature instead results in Evernote deleting the word instead. Confirmed still present for me as of the latest version 10.11 (1114563). As of recent Evernote versions, not only does the word get deleted but now the view jumps to the top of the note, making it extra annoying (particularly in a longer note).

There's a long thread in the Android private beta forum tracking this issue but I didn't see one in the public issues forum so I wanted to post this and gain some visibility.

 

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I learn something new everyday on these forums ;) Never knew about this function in Gboard so never knew that there was a problem.

Gboard and Evernote 10 have not played well together since the EN 10 launch. There was also the issue with jumping over the next word when typing a space instead of adding the space. That issue was fixed in EN 10.14

Easy to replicate. I'd 'upvote' if I could...

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Bug still exists in v10.15, to which I was recently upgraded.

@Scott T.I'm not sure if this is your area, but I see you regularly logging and acknowledging bugs and would love if you could confirm if this will ever be fixed. It's been a reproducible bug since the original Android v10 beta (before public release). Thanks.

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@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

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On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Thanks so much @Scott T.! I'm happy to know it's on the list to eventually(?) get fixed. If you find out anything more from the product manager, I would appreciate it. This bug has been around for over a year (pre-release, as I mentioned) and it's quite frustrating to "forget" that I can't use this feature in Evernote due to muscle memory of using this all the time in Gmail and other apps, and then to find my selection is deleted.

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On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Just updated to the latest release, 10.16, and the bug remains. 😕 

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On 8/18/2021 at 9:45 AM, Scott T. said:

@Paul A.Took a quick look. We have a ticket in for this and it's got a higher priority. But the editor team has been knocking out a whole lot of other high priority issues as part of the overall effort to improve the quality and performance of the V10 clients. I'm not part of the editor team, so can't speak to when this might get fixed. But, I will ping the manager about it and see what I can do. Can't promise more beyond that. 🙂 

Tested 10.17, and just now 10.18. Bug remains. /sadface. :(

 

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Updated to 10.19, and bug remains. :( 

It's coming up on a whole year since this bug was first acknowledged by Evernote staff (not in this thread). I know lots of hard work is going into all the apps and I appreciate that, but it's hard not to be disappointed when another update drops that doesn't fix a bug that's been languishing for so long. I have well over 100 apps on Android that I've used across multiple phones, and Evernote is the only app that has ever demonstrated this issue. Frustrating.

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