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With a keyboard installed on the Android Wear device, how do you input text into alternate apps, or get the keyboard to inflate?

Basically, i have a keyboard for the android wear. i've installed it with adb and whatnot. that's all fine and stuff, but how do i use it? i mean, i know how keyboards work and all, but what do i do ...
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Can I connect two bluetooth device to my tablet?

I would like to connect a bluetooth keyboard and bluetooth mouse to my tablet. Is it possible at the same time?
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Safe to uninstall AOSP keyboard?

Using XPrivacy, I noticed that the AOSP keyboard is loading once in a while. The interesting thing is that I don't use the AOSP keyboard on that device. It came preinstalled, but I use a different ...
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t Google Keyboard gesture typing intermittently stopping after switching keyboards

Sometimes when I switch keyboards (from Google Pinyin input) back to English the gesture (Swype) typing doesn't work. There may also be a several second delay when switching. Occasionally the app I'm ...
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I lost my option to use a key that allows me to speak my text or emails

I have a samsung galaxy s5 - my email and text keyboard has dropped the key that allows me to speak my text and I can't find a way to get it back.
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Jumpy Touchscreen, Physical Keyboard available, Cursor for Android?

I have an android Motorola Droid 4 (with physical keyboard, Cyanogenmod 12.1), but the touchscreen is jumpy, for example there are some rows that the touch could not be detected at all.. yesterday ...
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What happened to the 'Emoji for English Words' add-on dictionary?

On my Nexus 5 running Lollipop, google keyboard had an add-on dictionary that would suggest emoji in the suggestion box along the top when you swiped a word. I recently upgraded to a 6P with ...
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Keyboard settings crashes at post-reset setup, can't access phone

I rooted my device and everything went fine (Kingo Root automatic app). Some time after making my first steps into the rooted device, I tried a "Reboot menu" widget, a window with options popped out ...
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Strange problem with “Samsung keyboard”

My stock keyboard in Samsung Galaxy S3 wouldn't change languages!!. Since yesterday, im trying to solve it without restore or root the phone but i really fixed it.. The problem is that the two arrows ...
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Google Keyboard Esperanto Dictionary

My goal To have Google Keyboard predict Esperanto words. Current Status As of posting date, I am using the most updated Google Keyboard app, on Android L. The Esperanto keyboard is present and ...
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How to log into Google Keyboard on Samsung phone?

I am using Samsung S6 and I installed Google Keyboard on the device. When I was using Google Keyboard on Nexus device, it was logged into my Google account. On Samsung, if I go to Settings -> ...
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Hacker's keyboard v1.38.2 doesn't ahow any suggestions other than “Android”

I downloaded and installed Hacker's keyboard v1.37 some months ago. It was functioning as expected and the experience was great. Then, I upgraded it to v1.38.2 and set the settings to the same for ...
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Android japanese with romaji inputs

On PC, you have your standard romaji keyboard, and when you enter "ka" it automatically converts it to the corresponding character, instead of having straight hiragana keys. Can one do that on ...
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Tasker | Keyboard | how to bring down keyboard in Dropbox?

Dropbox for Android does not have a "do not automatically open keyboard" option. So we'll have to do this via Tasker. Keyboard for Dropbox only pops up when your opening a word-doc (like a .txt file) ...
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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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How to sync personal dictionary between devices (Google Keyboard)?

I also have installed Google Keyboard app on my tablet and have selected my main Google account as the sync account. The dictionary was initially empty but I have added some words. I also pressed ...
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Repeat characters with single press

I have cell phone Lenovo Vibe X2 running Android 5.0 and I have problem when I type in any application with single press on any character I find the same character typed twice from example closee or ...
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How to enable Google Keyboard?

Following this suggestion I have disabled Google Keyboard application. My entire system has crashed and upon restart, I can't see that application in application list, so I could reenable it. How to ...
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How to remove word from factory dictionary on Android 4.3?

When using slide keyboard on my Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.3, keyboard keeps suggesting me an incorrect words. Usually, these are words with doubled letters, when I except the one with one letter ...
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Samsung keyboard in a Galaxy tab just got changed to white by Lollipop

I use the built in Samsung keyboard in a Galaxy tab. It just got changed to white by Lollipop. How rude - I HATE it! I've tried Swift Key and Google keyboard and dislike them both (no delete key, ...
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How to install a language pack into a now-defunct 3rd-party keyboard?

There's this keyboard I really love called 8pen. I made the mistake of uninstalling it without checking and then later realized that it had been pulled from the app store, and the developer seems to ...
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how do i swipe left and right on the keyboad in various games?

How to play a game like injustice on keyboard when there are no buttons on the screen and we can't map it?
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How can I use a mouse and keyboard with my android?

I have my Samsung Galaxy hooked up to my Computer screen which has 5 powered USB ports. The keyboard and mouse are hooked to 2 of those ports and the output goes to my computer, where I am typing this ...
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Keyboard stops displaying

Exactly as described in this thread which does not offer a solution. Every so often my keyboard will no longer pop up when I focus a text box. The only way to "resolve" this is to restart the phone. ...
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I want to remove one particular word (which is the name of someone) from appearing in atuo predict option

There is a particular name of a person who was my EX and i used to exchange a lot of chats with him. Now that I have moved on, still my android suggests his name when i type certain combination of ...
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How to apply changes to keyboard layout without reboot

After playing with keyboard layout at /system/usr/keylayout/.. the changes are take effect only after a system restart. How to apply the changes immediately ? Additional details Phone : Samsung ...
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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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What happened to the pop-up alternatives in Google Android Keyboard?

Up until recently, the stock Google Android Keyboard app had an excellent alternatives pop-up. Long-press a word with an ellipses underneath it and you get a box with many variations. I used it ...
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Spell Check not working on HTC M9

I was wondering is spell check on android the same as the iPhone, that is does the word get underlined, because that doesn't to be happening in my case. I have downloaded Swiftkey and Google Keyboard ...
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Using PC to control Android (ex : using mouse or keyboard to tilt, rotate, emulate gyroscope, etc)

Is there any way to input fake sensor data from PC into your android phone (not the opposite)? Like using WASD from PC to make your android phone thinking they are being tilted, rotated, etc even ...
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<b> symbol is appearing [duplicate]

I just had the symbol show up on my Google search as well. Can't selectwwhat Google usually choose. Just finish typing out. Started yesterday I think. What the heck is it? I was afraid I had a virus.
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How to map hard key combinations to keys in Motorola Photon Q XT897?

I have a rooted XT897 (Motorola Photon Q) running Android 4.1.2, although this should apply to any phone with a physical keyboard. The keyboard on the phone is sorely lacking keys such as ...
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Any way to modify a key in the keyboard layout of Nextapp Keyboard app?

I've recently switched to use NextApp Keyboard instead of the default LG Keyboard. It is very convenient in every aspect but one. In Polish keyboard layout it moved ź symbol to z key, where already ż ...
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How to have a keyboard with all caps labels all the time?

I would like to use an Android keyboard that always displays the letters in uppercase, very much like they are displayed in real computer keyboards and iOS (at least until some time ago). Is there ...
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Can't change language. Slider doesn't not work [duplicate]

In Samsung keyboard setings have 3 input languages, but can't change from one to another, slider (space) doesn't work. Although there are arrows on space bar.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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usb keyboard detected but wont work

As the title says, I have a USB keyboard setup on my tablet and it shows it in the input section, but it won't work. It worked fine for a while but one day it just stopped working. I've tried 3 ...