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Why doesn't my Galaxy S2 see my keyboard/mouse?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and Android 4.0.3. It recognises all the mass storage devices but doesn't seem to see a mouse and keyboard. The mouse was for sure working with Android 2.3 but now it is ...
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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How do certain apps record everything we type in android?

Certain apps like Type Machine claim to be able to record everything you type. You have to install it and activate it from the device's accessibility settings, then it can somehow record typed text. ...
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Bluestack - Can't login to game as keyboard doesn't show

In BlueStacks I'm trying to login to 8 Ball Pool (by Miniclip) but there's no way to type. The android keyboard doesn't show and my pc keyboard is not working at that point of the login. How can I ...
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Strange ALT key behavior running c4droid on my droid 3

I am encountering a strange behavior while using ALT keys while editing a text file with c4droid on my Motorola Droid 3. If I use an ALT key to type a character such as { or \, the ALT key seems to ...
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Resizable Keyboard that Takes Only Right Half of Screen [migrated]

Problem: I forgot my Nexus 4 in the sun and now a vertical line like the one shown by the red line below is not responding to touches. The problem is that getting a LCD + digitizer replacement costs ...
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Enable the keyboard on the right side of the emulator

I am currently using the latest Android SDK. Whenever I run a device, I can use the hardware buttons on the right side and the D-Pad. But, there's no qwerty keyboard below it. Is there any way to ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and trying to type anything while it's connected, my phone detects a single touch as a ...
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How to add a new word to keyboard by backspacing and clicking on its suggestion?

It used to be that if I were to type a new word, like Androidenthusiast, it would suggest other words. I wouldn't select any, press space, backspace, and then it was there as a suggestion. If I ...
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cannot change languange on external keyboard

I have a smart tv (pilot) which run android 4.0.2 . I connected it an external keyboard (through USB). I have English and Hebrew in the keyboard. The problem is that I cannot switch language through ...
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How to add a custom keyboard layout?

Disclaimer: There seem to be a number of potential duplicates to this question on common android forums and SX sites (e.g.: How to install a custom keyboard in Android?), but many are a couple of ...
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Restore old keyboard on Lollipop

I love Lollipop, but the keyboard is killing me. When I swipe words, the text that shows up in the text box does not match what the suggestion says. It picks the one in the text box and not the one in ...
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How to easily change keyboard input application?

I have installed a Morse code input method. I believe I have followed the instructions to enable it (it's enabled in settings). However, I don't seem to be able to use it anywhere in any input field. ...
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Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
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How do I emulate a mouse with my keyboard?

I am trying to play GTA: San Andreas with a bluetooth keyboard when it thinks I have a mouse too (I don't have a trackpad on my keyboard though). So, while playing it, the camera goes crazy. Arrow ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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Why do Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages?

I would like to know why Samsung Keyboards support a maximum of 4 languages? Also, what do these languages exactly do? I can swipe left-and-right on the space bar to switch between them, but I can ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need them. ...
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How enter backquote on small devices?

I can't find back quote on my Sony Xperia Z3 compact, neither on "international keyboard" nor on "hacker's keyboard". Is it somewhere there? How to enter this symbol? P.S. I don't need to enter ...
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Can I add special characters to the default Android keyboard?

Sometimes I need to type a special character or symbol that is not accessible by default through the Android keyboard. Currently I do this by copy/pasting them from other sources, very inconvenient. ...
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How do I insert a non-breaking space with the Android OS Keyboard?

At times I insert a non-breaking space (on my Mac) instead of characters in a Last Name field when filling out forms. Is there a way to do this using the default or some other keyboard on my Nexus 4 ...
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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo? [closed]

Undo/redo feature is generally provided by input box host app, but.. the way Android's input works, it can be provided universally for all input boxes. Is there a keyboard which has undo/redo feature? ...
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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Can't change input language for Samsung Note 2 keyboard after a software update

I have been experiencing this problem for a while now. My keyboard is not working properly: usually I have input languages in Korean and Japanese and English, and I can just slide the space bar and ...
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No keyboard after factory reset. Can't install keyboard on phone with bluetooth, google play, sd card, etc

I have a Coolpad Quattro with Gingerbread 2.3. I didn't like the keyboards that came with the phone so I deleted them and got another one from the app store. Because my phone was running slowly, I did ...
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Do GApps 4.4.4 work on Cyangenmod 11 with 4.4.2?

Okay, this is the first time I've been through stuff like rooting, installing another recovery tool, new system, flashing etc. I've installed Cyangenmod 11 which has Android 4.4.2 and I've also ...
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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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Change dictionary together with input language in Motorola Moto G

I have a Motorola Moto G with English set as the default language, but I also selected Polish as an alternative input option. However, when I change the keyboard input to Polish, English dictionary is ...
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Switch to another keyboard language using stock keyboard

I have an Xperia (SOL21). How can I fast switch to another keyboard language, using the default keyboard? I'm mostly typing in Japanese, but usually swiftly change to Swedish and English (on a ...
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Keyboard stucks in lock screen on my Galaxy S5

If I use the keyboard in a texting app or somewhere and the screen locked automatically, keyboard stucks at the lockscreen and it looks really weird. This is a screenshot of what is happening on my ...
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How to switch input method quickly on Android?

Since I need to use many different input methods at the same time so I wonder if there is a way to switch input method faster than pulling down the notification bar and clicking select input method?
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How can I change the default currency key on Swype keyboard?

In Swype Settings I have the language set to "UK English" yet for some reason when I'm typing the currency symbol (long-press on s) is a dollar sign ($) not a pound sign (£), if I press SYM the dollar ...
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How can I write in Tamil language with Google Handwriting Input?

OS - Android 4.4.2 Phone - Huawei Honor 6 UI - EmotionUI 2.3 I want to add additional language (Tamil language) under Settings - Language & Input - Language, how can I add it? If I could add ...
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How can I set my external keyboard to use a Dvorak layout?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Android 3.1 Honeycomb) with Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. I don't want to use a Dvorak layout for my on-screen keyboard like the other discussion here. I only want ...
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How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected

I use a Bluetooth keyboard with a variety of Android devices. Most versions of Android (below 4.2.2) when the external keyboard is connected the on-screen keyboard is still available. When I pair ...
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Chinese: keyboard: Inserting HanYu PinYin

I am making my own personal list of chinese hanzi along with what their pronounciation sounds like in pinyin. What should I do to enable the diacritics of Chinese pinyin which appear on top of ...
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How do I disable the drop-down spell check box?

I just updated my Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1/Lollipop. I don't like to use the drop-down spell check/autocorrect box; I prefer the one built into the Google Keyboard that displays as a line of ...
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Google Keyboard vs Android Keyboard (AOSP)

Is there a difference between Google Keyboard, which was recently release on the Play Store, and the Android Keyboard (AOSP) in the open source project? Update: I need the difference from a feature ...
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Getting rid of annoying radial clock

So Google changed their alarm clock and calendar a while ago so that instead of entering exact numbers with a num pad like a normal person (left image), you have to start searching for the exact spot ...
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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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Remove one word from Nexus 5 autocorrect [duplicate]

My phone likes to change "ny" to "NY" rather than the word I actually mean: "my" Is there any way to take NY out of the spellcheck, or make it always change ny to my?
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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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Keyboard keeps crashing in Cyanogenmod 10.1.3

I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 on my Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100), and starting yesterday my keyboard continuously crashes with the following message: Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has ...
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How to get disappeared keyboard back?

I am using Android 5 and, on rare occasions, my keyboard disappears or becomes unavailable when I enter editable fields in different apps (browser, FB, etc). Once that happens, what can I do, other ...
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What is the shortcut to change input language when using hardware keyboard?

I have connected a USB windows keyboard to my tablet. However, regular windows input language switching shortcut do not work on android. What is angular keys to change input language?
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Trying to remap my hardware buttons

Since I have a broken back button I have remapped my buttons in such a way that my original volume up button functions as a menu button, and my original menu button as the back button. I've done this ...
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What the s*!+ do I do to make the 4.2 swipe keyboard stop censoring me?

The new swype-style keyboard on my 4.2.1 updated Galaxy Nexus is great. However, when I attempt to express myself more colorfully, the swiping action does not yield the word I would like to write. ...
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Disable slide captialisation in Android slide keyboard

Auto-capitalisation, that turns letter case to upper, but stops actual word sliding, when I start sliding from Shift key instead of z or a, simply drives me crazy. Is there any way to disable it, so ...
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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 ...