Word suggestions: arrange around center rather than from left
Put predictive words working out left and right from the center rather than all the way to the left. One's eyes will naturally look to the center more readily when typing.
We are considering this but there are pros and cons to both orderings. Certainly if we place the leading candidate in the middle we’ll need to block it out somehow so it stands out from the larger number of candidates that we present compared with the system keyboard and its imitators.
Have two or three in blue at the centre with the X. Either choose one or dismiss all, repeat until one is selected, save word, save as preferred noting frequency of use and ranking.