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

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can't pair with Bluetooth keyboard after update to 4.2.2

Updated last night. Tablet can't find the keyboard when Bluetooth is turned on and tablet is visible. This is the keyboard that came with the tablet in the student edition. I can't find anyone with ...
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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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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 use Enter to send from a bluetooth keyboard?

I just purchased a Logitech K760 Wireless keyboard for my Nexus 4. I have the keyboard paired properly to my phone, but I am unable to send from the keyboard, when sending IMs via Facebook, Skype, ...
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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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Bluetooth keyboard won't re-pair to my Galaxy Note 10.1

I bought a Bluetooth keyboard and it worked beautifully for 2 days. I then unpaired it to use on my friend's tablet and it worked amazingly well on hers as well. When I went to re-pair the keyboard to ...
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physical keyboard stuck in hotkey

I have a Logitech m360 Keyboard. I have a acer a200 iconiatab. It has a usb port which works with my usb wireless keyboard. I was texting and somehow got stuck in HOTKEY mode. Logitect tech support ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I find the kernel config for my ROM?

I'm very happy with CM11 ported to my phone(Samsung Galaxy Ace 2). One day I bought Bluetooth keyboard. When I tried to connect it, it paired and... wat? No connection!? I thought that this ROM has ...
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Accessible Android Reader Application for text, epub, daisy and PDF formats

I need to find applications for particular formats of books: 1) ePub - Cool Reader, Ideal 2) Daisy - Darwin Reader 3) Txt - Accessible Talkback Editor 4) PDF- Adobe Reader, Smart Q Reader ...
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How can I get the device to read back to me what I type?

I'm looking for something that would read back to me the words I typed in as I'm typing. I'm using Bluetooth keyboard.
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Alternative to 'Tab' for external keyboard hyperlink selection/navigation?

On Chrome for Windows using Ctrl-F to search for link text and then Ctrl-Enter (or Esc then Enter) to open the link is a method. But it doesn't appear to work on the mobile version (on my Nexus 7 with ...
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Compose key on external blutooth-connected keyboard

I have a Reudo RBK-3000BT VER 1.0 keyboard connected by Bluetooth to an Android 4.2.2 phone. Can I use a compose key feature with such a keyboard? For instance I would type CAPSLOCK+^+o and it would ...
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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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Escape key on bluetooth keyboard

I have a bluetooth keyboard connected and working with my Android phone, but with one annoyance: the escape key does not appear to do anything. This is particularly problematic for a vi user like ...
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External keyboard for Galaxy tablet 2 7.0

I'm trying to use an external keyboard with my Galaxy tablet 2 7.0. My tablet isn't detecting the keyboard, but it works when I plug it into my computer. This keyboard uses a normal USB male to ...
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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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attaching an extrernal keyboard to my zeepad jellybean 7.0 with USB OTG

I bought a Zeepad Jellybean 7.0 tablet that I like. I am a writer that finds the onscreen keyboard really frustrating. I attached a pointmobl keyboard from radioshack via OTG USB due to there being ...
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How can I map tilt to a physical keyboard?

How can I map tilt/accelerometer functions to a physical bluetooth/USB keyboard to play the games that support it?
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external keyboard making symbols pop up

I have a Samsung galaxy three tablet with a targus external Bluetooth keyboard. The problem I have is that as I'm typing the keyboard for some reason a pop-up window will show up anywhere from 1 to 7 ...
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how do I type special characters in ConnectBot?

I use an Apple bluetooth keyboard with my android Nexus 5. In ConnectBot I do not get the special chars when I use the Shift-key. How can I type special chars like +_)(*&^ in the terminal?
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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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Exotic key combos (e.g. for emacs) with bluetooth keyboard

I recently bought a bluetooth keyboard (logitech, not sure of the exact model) for my Nexus 10 (on Android 4.3). It works nicely for everything except for some unusual key combos used in Emacs, such ...
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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Is there a way to speedup keyboard popup?

I used a lot of keyboards but all of them are very slow (not typing, just popup time). Is there a way to minimize that time or I should to buy phone with hardware keyboard? :-]
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Alternative Functions from Bluetooth Input

Is it possible to modify what a Bluetooth input effects, such as changing a key press of a Bluetooth keyboard to instead record a tap on a certain location of the screen on your device? (I am running ...
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How to type quickly and use the full ASCII character set [closed]

Probably 90% of my time on my phone is spent typing. So I like to be able to do it quickly. Also, because I take complex notes and write code on my phone, I would like to be able to have the full ...
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How to start Google Voice Typing with a Bluetooth keyboard connected?

When a Bluetooth keyboard is connected, Android doesn't show the soft keyboard in the lower part of the screen. This seems reasonable, but then, if the soft keyboard isn't visible, how does one start ...
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Switching app with physical keyboard, with one click “alt + tab”

I love android's exensive support for keyboard, even "app switching" works almost exactly as in Windows/Mac OS/Some graphical Linux disitros. When you click "alt+tab" it shows: But what bothers me ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I use a keyboard for Apple? [closed]

I want to buy a mobile Bluetooth keyboard. It seems Apple ones are easier to find. Does it make much difference? (I assume the connection is the same for similar models, and the issue is layout)
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Android tablet not recognizing external keyboard?

I have a Tablet running Android 4.0.3. Its DOMO x3g, works fine except that when I connect an external usb keyboard to it,it doesn't show up any recognition or anything.While USB pen drives, hard ...
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Chrome keyboard shortcuts, external Bluetooth keyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tab

There are a lot of Google hits in which people report that the usual desktop Chrome keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ctrl+t for a new tab) work fine on Android Chrome with an external Bluetooth keyboard. ...
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Notification bar key-binding?

I have a bluetooth keyboard that I've set up in such a way that I can essentially use every function on my phone using just they keyboard, with home and menu and arrow keys and such. The only major ...
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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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Android 4.1 with Bluetooth keyboard

Do I need to install an application to use a Bluetooth keyboard with an Android 4.1.2 phone? I am using a Droid Bionic and with an Anker K1280C keyboard ( an Apple keyboard clone). I can pair the ...
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Keyboard Settings on Emulator revert on restart

My Android 2.3.3 emulator has four different keyboards: Japenese keyboard Chinese keyboard Android keyboard Sample Soft keyboard I uncheck all of them so that I can use the hardware keyboard. After a ...
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Do regular Bluetooth keyboards work with Mororola Droid X running Android 2.3?

I remember reading couple of years ago that most (or even all) normal Bluetooth keyboards would not work with Mororola Droid X running Android 2.2. (surprisingly this didn't seem to be covered on ...
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Android OS 4.0 - USB host mode support for external keyboard

I would like to use an external USB keyboard with the Odys Next Tablet. Does Android OS 4 support USB host mode and will an USB external keyboard work with that tablet if it's connected with an OTG ...
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Using Alt Gr on external keyboard with Android 4.0.4

I have Sony Xperia P with official android 4.0.4 on board. The Polish language uses some letters, that normally (on PC) are typed by Alt Gr+letter (eg. Alt Gr+a=ą). But using Alt Gr on external ...
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How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard?

How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard? Or, alternately, what happens to the keystrokes I type while the lock screen is active? They're different versions of the same ...
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How to insert Unicode characters by their hex codes using USB keyboard on ICS?

Is typing hex codes to insert Unicode characters possible when using USB external keyboard on vanilla ICS or Jelly Bean? Any root modifications available to achieve this? Or, if not possible ...
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Connecting a HDE keyboard to a Kindle Fire

I brought a HDE keyboard: Connects to your 7" tablet via USB 2.0 A-Type Male Adapter. Please make sure your tablet has a USB Type A Female to accept this plug type. Also, your device must have a ...
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Pressing Shift+Space on an external keyboard switches keyboard layout

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 VG-KBD1500 keyboard pairs but not connects to Nexus 7

I can pair my Samsung VG-KBD1500 keyboard to Nexus7, but it doesn't connect to it. The keyboard works well with the TV, and I have another bluetotth keyboard, that paired and works well too. I ...