Cannot play audio per hotkey in pinyin input

When having a pinyin prompt pressing the hotkey (a, ’ or .) to play audio does not work. While i understand that for a and ', . is not used in pinyin. the bigger problem is that when pressing either ’ or . to play audio and then enter again you do not get to the next card as the input field now contains invalid pinyin.

lastly its also annoying that i cannot use the keys 1234 or 6789 for judging the input as pressing 1234 changed the tone and 6789 just does nothing