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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Chrome reload the page when I turn on my bluetooth keyboard?

Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ tablet with Android 4.4.2. Logitech Tablet Keyboard If I am in Chrome and I turn on my bluetooth keyboard, the current page will reload. This appears to happen no matter which web ...
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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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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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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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KitKat wireless keyboard support

I have a Nexus 7 2013 Wifi running KitKat 4.4, unfortunately the glass cracked which has affected the digitiser meaning it no longer responds to touch. I have a micro USB male-USB female adapter with ...
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HELP! A shortcut that open other shorcuts!

I'm kind of desperate here! So, a strange thing happens with me, and now, I don't have any idea how to fix it. I was typing like I always do, using a USB keyboard, with External Keyboard Helper Pro, ...
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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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How do I enable sticky keys for a Bluetooth Slide-out Keyboard on Android 4.4.2?

I've got a slide out bluetooth external keyboard for my Samsung Galaxy S5. It's currently rooted and is running OmegaDroid as my ROM. I'd like to make it so that my modifier keys are "sticky", in that ...
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Android Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard

Has any tried hooking up a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard to a Android device. It doesn't seem to work with my Sony Xperia Table S (Android 4.0.3). However with my Raspberry PI it works like a ...
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Unicode input from a Bluetooth/external keyboard?

Is there a way that I can do Unicode character input on an external keyboard on Android 4.4? For example, on Linux, you hold Ctrl+Shift+U and then start inputting the code point. On Windows and OSX, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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Left Alt on External Keyboard Helper for use on JuiceSSH and Finch

I like to use JuiceSSH to connect a remote machine which is running Finch. Finch uses Alt as its hotkeys prefix, for example Alt+n to go to the next window. I have an external Bluetooth keyboard ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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External keyboard behaviour: "I replaced by Ï and so on

When trying to write using an external (USB) keyboard, any combination of [(speech marks)(letter)] results in conversion of the character pair to the umlaut version, if it exists (if there is no ...
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Unable to connect keyboard to my EKEN tablet

I have a 7 inches Android EKEN tablet running ICS. It has Cortex A9 1.5 Ghz CPU. I also have a leather case with USB keyboard which when connected to my tablet doesn't seem to work - nothing ...
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Change behavior of space on external keyboard?

On my PC, I am using TouchCursor, so that I can control the text cursor using key combinations such as: SPACE+I/J/K/L: up/left/down/right SPACE+H/N: page up/down That way, and when using a ...
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My bluetooth keyboard's skip/back buttons don't fast forward/rewind

I recently purchased Satechi's Bluetooth Multimedia Remote Control so I could control my music without looking (i.e. without removing my hands from my pockets and exposing them to winter). ...
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Can physical keyboards really only be used with specific devices?

The web is full of physical tablet keyboards, all of them being restricted to one (or a few) specific devices. Can the keyboards really only be used with those devices or do they use the same ...
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How can I connect a keyboard to HTC Evo 3D?

I have HTC Evo 3D, unrooted, with stock Android 4.0.3. I need to connect a keyboard to it so that I can type quickly to the phone. If required, I can root the phone. If required, I can also install a ...
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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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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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Samsung External BT Keyboard won't change language

On my Samsung external BT keyboard attached to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, when I press the "Lang" key, a pop up tells me that I have changed languages, and the on-screen keyboard displays and ...
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OTG to support both External Kb & Mouse and Data for Screen-sharing

I want to use Wireless Keyboard and Mouse as an input to my Moto-g mobile device and also want to duplicate its screen to my laptop. I tried following combination to achieve this but it does not ...
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Bluetooth keyboard pairs on 4.1 device, but not working

I've bought a noname bluetooth keyboard. I can pair it with my 4.2 device, but it does not work. At the input settings, there is an option "use for input", which keeps disabled. I've tried the ...
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External keyboard, missing physical keyboard section in settings

I have just bought usb keyboard for my galaxy tab 3 8.0 with android 4.4.2 Keyboard is working well, device automatically detects it and i can type quite all right with it, however for my purposes I ...
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Search apps list using keyboard

When looking through the list of installed applications I am able to search for an app by name quickly using PC keyboard on Genymotion emulator or when I plug in an USB keyboard to my Galaxy S2 ...
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Use Kindle as external keyboard for Android Phone

I want to use the larger screen available on my Kindle Fire HD as a touchscreen keyboard, and connect it to my Xperia Z1 phone, so that I can type more easily when writing code. Is this possible? If ...
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How can I type using my Bluetooth Keyboard when the screen is locked?

I have recently purchaced a bluetooth keyboard and have been using it with. My Galaxy Player 5.0 (running 2.3). I was wondering if there was a way that I can still type using my bluetooth keyboard ...