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

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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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Does the Google Nexus 7 support external keyboards?

Can I use an external keyboard with a Google Nexus 7? Will the Nexus pair with an Apple Wireless keyboard? Are there other companies that make compatible keyboards?
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Can I use Dvorak on a physical keyboard?

I use Dvorak as my main typing layout. I own a Motorola Xoom tablet, for which I bought an external bluetooth keyboard. I couldn't find how to use Dvorak on the physical keyboard though; I tried some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use USB Keyboard and USB Mouse In Android Tablet Simultaneously

My Android Tablet is having one Standard USB port and One Micro USB port I use Mini for 3G Dongle..... Tablet is not having Bluetooth. I want to know is it possible to connect mouse and keyboard from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn on auto-correct when using a Bluetooth keyboard

I have been using my Nexus 7 for schoolwork and I love it. One problem, however, is that when I connect to my Bluetooth keyboard I no longer get auto-correct suggestions. I then decided to install ...
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How do I use an external USB keyboard?

My tablet's running Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to use an external keyboard with it. My tablet isn't detecting the keyboard, but it works when I plug it into my computer. This keyboard uses a normal ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...