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Physical keyboard bindings?

I'm using an MK802 android device with 4.0.4 and an RC12 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo. I'm wondering if there is any way to bind specific keys on the keyboard to actions in android? Specifically it'd ...
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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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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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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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Android keyboard and remapping the CTRL key

I have an Samsung Galaxy 10.1 running Android version 4.1.2. I am using ssh to remotely connect to my main machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Once I am connected I do all my work in emacs 24.3. I ...
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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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Back up files on a pattern locked phone

A friend of mine tried to guess my pattern so my phone got locked, asking for gmail account and password. The thing is that i used to use a program for keyboard symbols cause one of the symbols there ...
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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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Difficulties with the writing window

I have a new tablet Samsung Tab 3 My knowledge of the Android operating system is only rudimentary. But I can participate on forums and can write posts. But now my tablet is making trouble. While ...
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How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
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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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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 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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Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
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Samsung Galaxy 2 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) In the stock “Phone” app, on the “Keypad” tab, how can you enter a “space” character?

I was wondering if there is a way to enter a "space" character on the keypad in the keypad tab in the Phone app. For example, I have 3 different "Mike" contacts: Mike Smith Mike Jones Mike Rothe ...
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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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Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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Samsung Note 2 input language selector problem (Android 4.3)

I have a strange problem for about a week. I have 3 input languages enabled on my smartphone (EN, RU, DE). To switch between them, I usually could slide the space-bar of the on-screen keyboard to the ...
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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support?

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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No sliding (gesture typing) feature in Google Keyboard for Ukrainian language

I can't type words via "sliding through letters" in Google Keyboard when Ukrainian language is chosen. Is it OK? What may be the reason? No "sliding" support specifically for Ukrainian language? I ...
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How to clear my autocorrect's word history on S4 mini?

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 Mini from time to time, but now I have found that all their words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite ...
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

(First of all, sorry for any errors in my bad English.) 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 I'm trying to type ...
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tablet won't recognize usb keyboard

Azpen tablet android 4.2.2 won't recognize my usb keyboard. I downloaded external keyboard and a usb host controller and it doesn't work. I connected it to my pc and the keyboard works just fine. Any ...
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How do I disable the “Select input method” Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
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Stop auto correction of dont to Dont

I've got almost the same question as the one here however the accepted solution is not working for me. Whenever I type the word dont the google keyboard automatically corrects it to Dont (capitalizes ...
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How to disable multi-letters-per-key on multiling keyboard?

The keyboard on my dad's android suddenly switched to this layout where multiple letters are clumped on a single "key". I would like to disable this and return to the old & simple layout. What ...
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Do keyboard autocomplete suggestions get transferred?

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and was using AT&T as my network provider. I lost my Nexus phone and bought and a new Samsung Nexus Mini. When I installed Facebook and WhatsApp on my new ...
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Tactile keypad for nexus 5

I've got a new nexus 5 & I know it sounds odd but I just can't seem to find the option to switch to phonepad type keyboard for texting. Could someone please help me with it? edit I'm looking ...
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How to quickly write an apostrophe with Swiftkey keyboard

In Swiftkey how do you right an apostrophe (') for words like "can't", "hasn't", or "the dog's bone"? Is there a way to do it without taking your finger off the keyboard and going to another menu? ...
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Dictionary predicts words with punctuation

Sometimes when I use the HTC Sense Input keyboard, I'll be swiping out words, and it'll put in a word with punctuation on the end. For instance, if I type out Am here (which is bad grammar) it ...
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Typing accented letters from physical keyboard

I use a SGH-i927 Captivate Glide (4.0.4 AT&T stock rom, rooted) which has a physical US-keyboard. I frequently type in my native language which uses letters with umlauts. I know the trick that ...
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Downgrade keyboard back to Jellybean?

I'm wondering if there is a way to downgrade back to the old 4.3 keyboard. I use the apostrophe almost every sentence, and now it is gone. Not the worst thing in the world, but it's ruining my flow. ...
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Swap z and y keys on Xperia Mini Pro with Android 4.0

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a hardware keyboard, which has a German layout. I switched to US layout on the computer and would like to use that on the phone as well. Is there some way to change the ...
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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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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo?

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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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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Unable to turn off auto-correction on HTC one

I just received a HTC one. I cannot turn off the autocorrect for 'Word Prediction' (under prediction preference) in the > HTC Sense Input Setting > Advanced section. The words are gray colored and ...
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Android virtual keyboard pop-up issue on focus

We are using a web app (built for desktop) in Android tablet (Motorola ET1). Issue is that android soft keyboard is popping up whenever focus goes to a text box. On page load, focus is set to the ...
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Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard auto-types gibberish

My Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard has a life of it own. When I try to enter data, the keyboard runs past my input, and types gibberish. That means that the tablet is effectively neutralized. I can not ...
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How do I remove an incorrect word from autocorrect?

To begin with, I've tried in futility to search everywhere else on the internet to fix this, so I'm asking here now. I have a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4. Sometime within the past year, DONT started ...
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Dictionary set i instead of I on Perfect keyboard app

I am using Perfect keyboard as my input method when typing, and I've done the mistake of adding 'i' to the English dictionary, so now whenever I am meant to type 'I', it will come out as 'i' instead, ...
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how to get control-/ or control-_ to work

I'm using the Hacker's Keyboard, which provides extra keys such as control, alt, and so forth which are necessary when doing things like shell commands. I'm having an issue where I can't undo in ...
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android keyboard background

Can I change the background of my keyboard, such as using my own pictures as the background of the keyboard? I searched this for a long time but there's still no way to do that. I've download an app ...
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Can I relight my hardware keyboard?

I have an HTC chacha with a hardware keyboard. A nighttime reading app turned off the keyboard light long ago, but I don't remember which of the hundreds available it was. Is there anything I can ...
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Can a device pretend to be a USB keyboard?

What I'm looking for: Is there a way to make the device claim to be a keyboard/HID when plugged into a USB port and "type in" the contents of the clipboard? More accurately; What would it take to ...
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Custom Input Method (keyboard) HTC One faded out

The installation of a custom input method, a keyboard on a HTC one is not working. "When I go to keyboards I see where to turn the IPA Keyboard off and on but it is faded out and when I try to turn it ...
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Custom Input Method (keyboard) HTC One faded out

The installation of a custom input method, a keyboard, on an HTC one is not working. When I go to keyboards I see where to turn the IPA Keyboard off and on, but it is faded out and when I try to turn ...
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Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android ...