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Secure keyboard application from android market

Is it safe to install a keyboard application from android market that asks full internet access permission? Will it not lead to certain security risks? There are several free and paid keyboards that ...
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How do you remove words from Swype's dictionary?

I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never ...
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How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one?

The title says it all but i will explain a bit more. I have a LG optimus one phone with android 2.2 froyo. It comes with two keyboards, the LG one with working text prediction and the Android / Stock ...
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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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How do I disable the annoying auto-correction of punctuation on device keyboard?

Here are two examples: (I'm using the '|' as the cursor) Example #1: I want to put the next word in quotes | type '"' followed by a word and closing quote: I want to put the next word in quotes" ...
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Is it possible to enable the Android default keyboard on an HTC EVO 4G?

I am not much of a fan of the HTC EVO 4g's custom keyboard, but it appears that they have somehow removed or hidden access to the default Android keyboard input method. Especially now that the ...
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How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?

I can change the swype-interpreting language, but the keyboard doesn't show me any special symbols. HTC Incredible with Swype 2.4.44.10912.t100 (have not updated to Dec beta, yet). I just want to ...
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Why do I see a Smiley instead of Next button?

My relatively newly acquired Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 running Android 2.1 should have a next button around the bottom right of the keypad as per manual/online information. However, I can only see a ...
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Looking for “full-size” on-screen keyboard layout for Honeycomb

All on-screen keyboards available in the market seem to be designed for phones, and as such most of them follow the "37-key" layout. However, using this layout on large (10") android screen is painful ...
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Devanagari typing

I want to buy a tablet basically for Marathi or Hindi document typing. Which tablet supports it? Will it be possible for me to type in Marathi or Hindi on Samsung Galaxy Tab or Sony Tab with ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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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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Create a custom keyboard dictionary

Is it possible to use custom dictionary with the default Android keyboard? I guess the words are stored in some file, so I would like to edit it. The goal is to create Macedonian auto-completion ...
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Is there an easier way to type apostrophes on the Droid X keyboard?

Is there an easier way to type apostrophes on the Droid X keyboard? Two issues -- I press and hold the period key, which brings up the little pallet of punctuation. But the apostrophe is ...
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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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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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Better keyboard to type '?' symbol

I was wondering, is there any better keyboard for me to type to following '?' symbol. Now, using stock android keyboard, to type '?', I need to Press and hold ',' key, a list of symbol choices will ...
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How do I press “Up” if I do not have an “Up” button?

Hi all I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and I wanted to test a "Snake (Game)" app. When I launched the app, this is what I have: Samsung Galaxy Ace does not have an "Up" button, I was ...
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Stock dialer app on Andorid Kit Kat does not like to bring up the num pad

Device: Note 2 (Verizon i605) Rom: CyanogenMod 11 (Kit Kat 4.4.2) App; ASOP dialer Whenever I fire up my phone app to call someone, and click on the keyboard, a white box (1/5 of the ...
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How use Escape, directional keys on the virtual keyboard?

I recently bought Better Terminal Emulator Pro, and I like it, but how do I use the Escape key and directional keys? For instance, I'd like to switch between modes in vi or use the up and down arrows ...
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Are all Android phones good for accessibility?

Can you recommend Android phones that are better for a visually impaired person?
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Asus Transformer - Show Virtual Keyboard When Docked

Asus Transformer tablet provides a dock with a hardware keyboard. I can not find information on showing the virtual (on-screen) keyboard while being docked. Is it possible? It is Android 3.2.1.
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Trying to uninstall a keyboard, 'uninstall' grayed out, no root

I'm trying to uninstall PDAC Multilinugal keyboard and its language packs. The uninstall button on the app is grayed out, and I don't yet have root - is it possible to remove it without root access?
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Is There A Keyboard Layout Creator for Android?

I have created a keyboard layout for the language I speak on windows using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I want to port the same layout to Phones. Before the cursing starts, I have done a ...
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Android keyboard behaviour changed after updated to Jelly Bean

When I am in ICS, whenever I type a wording, followed by space, Android will suggest me several useful punctuations like ,. I love this behaviour as it is useful to me. However, now in Jelly Bean, ...
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Swype installed but does nothing

I downloaded and installed swype on my HTC Droid incredible 2. I went to settings > keyboard > text settings and checked swype. Now when I use my keyboard I draw across the letters and nothing ...
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Nexus 5 with an English interface and a Hebrew keyboard

I can't figure out how to set a Hebrew keyboard while using an English interface in my Nexus 5. The only way I have found to switch to a Hebrew keyboard was changing the language of the interface to ...
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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Android with mouse, keyboard and touchpad

What should I do to be able to use my USB keyboard and mouse with my Android 2.1 tablet? I like the idea of bluetooth, but my tablet doesn't support bluetooth. Is there some device similar to ...
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Select text using keyboard only

I know how to select text (in a view) using the touch screen. Is it possible to do the same via keyboard only? If possible, please provide a way to do this on the emulator (I need this for a ...
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How to type a pipe “|” on an HTC EVO Android 2.2?

I am using Connect Bot on my HTC EVO Android Version 2.2, and on the keyboard I do not see a "|". How do I type a pipe, "|" character? I am trying to run a ps -ef | grep XYZ command.
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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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Disable key shadowing?

I have a Galaxy Ace (bought today) and I hate how the keys pop up as you type, iPhone style. On my Nexus S (stolen) you could change it, but I can't seem to find it on this.
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Archos external USB Keyboard

I recently bought a case for my Archos 101 9G Turbo, which has a built-in USB keyboard, but I can not make it work by simply connecting the usb cable from the keyboard either the micro USB port (with ...
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Keyboard scroll down in Google Reader app

How can I use the arrow keys in my keyboard to scroll down on a page in the Google Reader app? I can scroll down only via the tactile screen, which is not easy to be done when wearing gloves in ...
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Is there a keyboard application for setting an external keyboard to the Colemak layout

There are some soft keyboard applications that provide the Colemak layout for the virtual keyboard. I mostly need the layout when touch-typing on a physical keyboard though. so I'd like an application ...
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Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?

Its all in the title, but again for clairity: Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?
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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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Keyboard shortcut to enter commonly-used email address

Is there any keyboard shortcuts on Android? I want to enter my commonly-used email address easily, because most apps require an account.
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Changing the numbers format when entering phone numbers in the dialer possible?

I'm using a Sony Live With Walkman. The Android 2.3 is in English, and I rather leave that way... But, I find kind awkward the mask input of numbers when I am typing. Is there any way I can change ...
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Macedonian keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Ace

I'm from Macedonia and I'm using Samsung Galaxy Ace and I was wondering if there is any way I can install Macedonian keyboard so I can type in my mother language?
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How can I use one Android device as mouse and keyboard input for another Android device via bluetooth?

I've already seen lots of ways to do this for Windows PCs, but is there a way I can do the same thing but for another Android device?
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opera search bar: enter doesn't search

I write my question in a search box (on stack exchange or wikipedia or Google.) when I press enter, it doesn't search. This isn't a keyboard thing since I've tried swiftkey, android keyboard, ...
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Send shift+enter to facebook comment field?

What would be the easiest way to allow me to send shift-enter to Facebook comment field from my Nexus 10, to write multi-paragraph comments? The built-in keyboard doesn't seem to be able to do this.
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How to get the Enter (Return) key in Messaging (MMS) app - Jelly Bean

I have JellyBean 4.2 and my friend also has the same. I have been fond of using the "Enter" or "return" key while typing messages. I like paragraphs in messages. But I have a "Smiley" Button. My ...
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Android keyboard resizes when changing letter casing

I've Nexus 4 with latest update. When I type something, when typing capital letters, keyboard size is almost twice bigger than when typing small letters and it's confusing because when I start the ...
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Android keyboard - Tab into next form field?

I'm using a tablet with Android 2.2. Is there something like Tab to switch to the next form field?
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Samsung Galaxy Note keyboard software

Is the software for the Galaxy Note keyboard (and its possibly its other unique features) available for other Android devices? I am willing to pay and I also have a rooted phone, if that helps me get ...
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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...