A device to input characters, attached to the Android device externally via USB or Bluetooth.

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Bluetooth keyboard pairs but does not appear as an input device?

I purchased a bluetooth keyboard to use with my lenovo ideatab a2107 which runs android 4.0.3. The specific keyboard is the: Anker® Ultra Slim Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini, iPad 4, New ...
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Android Box M8 - Issues with QWERTY Wireless i8 keyboard

I just bought an M8 android TV Box here and as you can see, it has a remote QWERTY keyboard that i can't get to function properly... I can use the touchpad (mouse) on it, but the keys in the keyboard ...
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Multiple layouts with SwiftKey and physical keyboard?

I use SwiftKey with external Bluetooth and OTG keyboards. SwiftKey is designed for this. However, SwiftKey only gives me the English keyboard layout. When using the soft keyboard, my layout is ...
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Bauhn tablet Bluetooth keyboard not working

My Bauhn tablet runs ICS. It will pair with my Bluetooth keyboard but doesn't actually type anything. I've tested by connecting to my Samsung Galaxy S 3 phone, and the keyboard works fine. But it ...
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Does Andy emulator respond to computer keyboard while playing Android games?

I'm using Windows 8 Pro in Dell laptop. I want to know, is there a way to assign the computer keyboard to the Android games? Screen tapping by the mouse is not enough to have the full control in the ...
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How can I set my external keyboard to use a Dvorak layout?

Tested in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in >= Android 5.0.1 with Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and Apple Wireless keybord 3rd generation without rooting the phone and without external ...
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Prevent stock keyboard app from being activated while/after connecting physical keyboard?

I have a Samsung I9305 with rooted stock 4.4.4.. I have Xposed framework. I use SwiftKey. When I use a Bluetooth or OTG keyboard, SwiftKey is automatically disabled and the stock keyboard is ...
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“Please select a keyboard layout” notification on wake?

I have an RCA brand tablet that came with its own physical keyboard. Whenever I connect this keyboard or turn on the screen while the keyboard is connected, I get this notification: If I click on ...
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How to use an external USB keyboard with a Galaxy S II or a Huawei Y201 Pro

The background: I recently learned about OTG USB cables that can be used to connect peripherals to Android devices. I had this idea of using an android device with a usb barcode reader connected ...
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Enable spell check on the physical keyboard of an Android tablet?

I have a Sony Z4 tablet with a physical keyboard dock and I can't get spell checking when using the hardware keyboard. It works fine when using the touch keyboard but nothing on the physical one. Are ...
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How to force an Android dongle to detect physical keyboard properly?

I have an Android dongle Natec HD242 based on Rockchip RK3188, Android 4.4.2. Obviously it doesn't support soft keyboard and a physical one is necessary. It works OK in general in the sense that I'm ...
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Tablet doesn't respond to touch neither when mouse is plugged in, at all

Recently my Colorfly E708 Q2 tablet stopped working. First time this happened a message box popped up, with the text "Unfortunately System UI has stopped" or something like that, but i wasn't able to ...
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Google nexus folio how access special characters?

This is a rather simple question, but a google search was not successful in this case (at least for me). I bought a google nexus 9 together with the folio keyboard. However, how do I access special ...
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What happens if you connect keyboard and mouse in android with a powered hub?

I'm planning on using keyboard and mouse on my android. But I guess I'll have less battery time available. I thought that perhaps using a self powered usb hub, it will also charge the tablet. Has ...
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How to handle multi-keycode keys on Android with a bluetooth keyboard?

I have a Microsoft Mobile Wedge keyboard. I've connected it to my Nexus 9 and after setting the language in the settings it works almost perfectly. Almost! There are 4 keys on it that don't work, ...
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Bluetooth keyboard keys are swapped

I have a Samsung tablet and bought a cover with a Bluetooth keyboard. The problem I have is that the @ key and the " key are swapped around. How do I resolve this?
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Anker Keyboard not working with Samsung 10.1 2014 tablet running 4.4.2

The blue tooth Anker key board used to work with my tablet but started behaving weirdly after I upgraded to Android 4.4.2. It connects and appears to work but once I type "n" it will begin to repeat ...
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Zoom in/out via external keyboard

In there a way to get the effect of (zoom out/pinch put)/in with external mouse and or/keyboard? For games like angry birds or using google earth.
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How can I get the correct mapping for my bluetooth keyboard?

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Android 5.1, and a Buffalo BSKBB22 bluetooth keyboard. It connects fine, and I can type with it, but the keyboard mapping is off. The keyboard itself has a Japanese ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard types multiple letters

We recently got a Galaxy Tab with a Bluetooth M-edge keyboard. I was having much difficulty pairing it (it kept telling me the pin I entered was incorrect), but finally managed to do so. Now, when I ...
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How do I force the 'showing' of an onscreen keyboard (soft-keyboard) when already 'paired' with a bluetooth keyboard?

My question is the exact inverse of this question. Motivating use-case. I've paired and am using my Bluetooth apple keyboard. Just happy. I'm running ICS, on an HTC- Evo 4G LTE. Then, 7-8 mins later ...
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How can I connect my WIFI keyboard to my mobile without computer?

I would like to connect my wireless keyboard to my android device without using my computer. I search solution for this problem, but unfortunately all solution first step is : "Open this address ...
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Use Virtual and Physical Keyboard at same time

Previously I've read this article: Article, but it did not help. I have an android device Samsung Galaxy V (Duos) - KitKat 4.4.2. I use this device to process the input using the Barcode Scanner. I ...
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Galaxy Tab S2 Bluetooth keyboard type accents?

I have the galaxy tab s2 9.7in and the official samsung bluetooth keyboard case. I was wondering how to type accents (I need it for my Spanish class) such as ñ and á as well as the ¡ and ¿. I can use ...
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How to add a physical keyboard layout

I'm using a Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android with Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.1). When I go to Settings -> Language & input -> Physical Keyboard and tap on Logitech Tablet Keyboard Gen there is ...
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How to prevent characters from repeating when entering text with a Bluetooth keyboard?

I have an Android phone running 4.0.4 (ICS) and a Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard. I have paired the keyboard with my phone and it works all right most of the time. However, every so often I will ...
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Possible to use laptop's keyboard to type in Android?

Is it possible to use a laptop's keyboard to type in Android? If so, how? Note my current setup: Freshly unpacked Samsung S4 mini Prefer solution which does not require rooting Laptop running ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration (when an external mouse is plugged)?

If I plug an external mouse using a USB OTG adapter, or I pair with a bluetooth mouse, Android shows a mouse pointer on screen. However, the pointer movements are not 1:1 to mouse movements, a mouse ...
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Prevent switching keyboard layout when pressing Shift+Space on an external keyboard

When I use a Galaxy Note together with an Apple Wireless Keyboard, pressing Shift+Space switches keyboard layout. This is really annoying. Is it possible to disable it?
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Samsung Keyboard of keybinding of switching input methods [duplicate]

How do I disable the 'Shift + Space' keybinding of Samsung Keyboard, which triggers the toggling of input methods? I use a physical keyboard, and it is quite easy (and annoying) for my system to ...
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How to connect both a monitor and a keyboard to a LG G3?

Using USB to Go I can connect a keyboard to an LG G3 and using a slimport adapter I should be able to connect a monitor. Is there a way to connect both at the same time? Or even better, connect both ...
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Using Multi-Lang IME with external keyboard [duplicate]

This is my first time posting to Stack Exchange, so if I can improve my question, please let me know! I have an external keyboard which I want to use with my Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet. I would also ...
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How do I make a backtick with a bluetooth keyboard?

My android bluetooth keyboard doesn't have a backtick, but it has function buttons.
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Custom configuration of bluetooth keyboard

Is it possible to customise the key configuration of my bluetooth keyboard? I use the escape key very frequently with unix applications, and my bluetooth keyboard needs two simultaneous keypresses for ...
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Galaxy Tab 3 won't recognize my external keyboard

I have a Galaxy Tab 3 and recently purchased a Sigmachip keyboard with a microB attached to it. When I connect the keyboard to the tablet, the tablet doesn't even recognize it. I thought it was the ...
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external usb keyboard not fully working on android tablet

I have two Android tablets. I connected an external keyboard via USB and the only key that is working is backspace, other keys don't work. What can I do to solve this problem?
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How to bind an app shortcut to a key

I have a phone with a physicial key that allow to launch any user defined app. Apps can be changed from settings. I would like to launch app organizer's stared app list by using this key. App list is ...
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Samsung Soft Keyboard Keeps Popping Up when Bluetooth Keyboard in Use on Galaxy Note 10.1 with Android 4.1.2

Models: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, GT-N8013 (WiFi) and SCH-I925 (4G LTE) Android version 4.1.2 I've been experiencing problems with the overly aggressive Samsung soft keyboard popping up whenever I ...
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Is there any way to use the Canadian Multilingual layout on a bluetooth keyboard?

I am using a French Canadian Apple wireless keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro. On OS X, the layout for this keyboard is called "Canadian French - CSA". On Windows, the same layout is called ...
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Hebrew language to a physical keyboard

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (Android 4.4.2). Recently I bought a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it. For English the keyboard works as expected, however I noticed that there is no Hebrew language when ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard won't automatically connect

I have a Logitech k810 Bluetooth keyboard, which can switch between 3 devices with corresponding buttons. I have it paired with my Windows 7 laptop, a Tablet, and an HTC Rezound with Andorid 4.0.3. I ...
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Is there a keyboard application for setting an external keyboard to the Colemak layout

I have found soft keyboard applications that provide the Colemak layout for the virtual keyboard. However, I need the layout when touch-typing on a physical keyboard. Is there an application that ...
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External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)

How to connect external USB keyboard (preferably via bluetooth) to Android device? Best would be piece of hardware with USB socket to plug standard usb keyboard into it, that would work as "bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth keyboard - screen & autopredict

I use logitech bluetooth illuminated keyboard k810 on my OnePlus One phone running Cyanogenmod. Two issues I want the screen to be constantly on when the keyboard is connected. Or at least disappear ...
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How Do I Change Keyboard Layout

My keyboard can plug into my phone through USB. It has an American key layout. How can I switch its layout to another layout (like using Alt+Shift in Windows)? Changing the layout of the on screen ...
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Remapping the 🔎 keyboard key to CTRL

In a similar vein to the question here: Android keyboard and remapping the CTRL key I am using JuiceSSH and External Keyboard Helper Pro. I have another Bluetooth keyboard that I was successfully ...
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Nexus 10, Android 4.4, Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Paired - but not working?

I have a problem: Once I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard paired with our Nexus 10 running KitKat 4.4 (rooted), no keys work. It is the oddest thing. To pair it, I have to enter the code that shows ...
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Additional external wifi and bluetooth adapters through OTG

guys. I would like to connect additional wifi and bluetooth to my android tablet to make built in free. For example by external wifi I would like to connect wifi keyboard and native one have free for ...
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How do I temporarily prevent buttons to wake up screen?

Typically if any key on the [bluetooth] keyboard is pressed, except of volume-up, volume-down and such, Android turns on it's screen. How do I make other keys behave like volume control keys (i.e. ...
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Multiple Androids with one bluetooth keyboard

Is there some software that simply lets me use one bluetooth keyboard to type on several different android tablets in front of me? Provided: The keyboard supports pairing with multiple devices, and ...