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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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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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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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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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Can the android keyboard input be forced to display on the screen?

I have a galaxy n5110 tablet. Previously holding the menu button down brought the keyboard up in scummvm but now it tries to open a search app. I have changed the action to nothing but all that ...
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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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Enable spell check on the physical keyboard of an Android tablet?

I have a Sony Z4 tablet with a physical keyboard dock and I can't get spell checking when using the hardware keyboard. It works fine when using the touch keyboard but nothing on the physical one. Are ...
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Is there any old style keyboard (numpad style) available for Android?

I have a smaller screen Android Phone (LG Optimus One P500). Does anyone know whether there is a keyboard available for Android phones that has an "old phone" style? Like a numpad style? Here's an ...
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Keyboard not shown completely after resizing screen for dead zone

I have a dead touch zone on my phone screen just what OP had in this question: "Resize screen for Dead touch zone" I've managed to reduce screen height successfully but unfortunately part of the ...
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Disable auto rotate keyboard

I personally like having auto-rotate on, but I think it's a pain when typing. Is it possible to disable auto-rotate for just the keyboard? Device: S4 mini Android version: 4.4.2 Keyboard used: ...
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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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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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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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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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can not change keyboard input language

I can not change language on my new android 4.1 tablet. On my phone I am able to change input language by long clicking on space bar button, however on tablet space bar does not have such ...
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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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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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Can I edit auto-complete dictionary?

Currently my LG G2 Swype-style input with the LG keyboard gives me boneheaded suggestions like tho for to (and actually prefers them). I see elsewhere that user dictionary editing is not available, ...
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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 it'...
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How to switch keyboard layout for external keyboard

How do I switch the keyboard layout for an external USB keyboard on Android 2.1? I've connected a German USB keyboard to my Android Tablet (Easypix 1000). Altough the language is set to German, the ...
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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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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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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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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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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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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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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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Why are “word suggestions” of keyboards not shown in some apps?

I'm using Hacker's and SwiftKey X keyboard on GingerBread. Suggestion line is shown in most apps above the keyboard. But when opening the keyboard in Android Market (now Play Store) or DroidEdit (code ...
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Is it possible to use two dictionaries at the same time in swype?

I type in two languages regularly - depends on who I communicate with, in perhaps 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. Sometimes I even use words from both languages in the same text. Both languages are supported by ...
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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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Alcatel One Touch S'Pop remap power button

How can I remap the camera button to work as a power button? I have a rooted Alcatel One Touch S'Pop. I edited system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl by copy-pasting POWER WAKE string from the power button ...
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Small keyboard in landscape

I love Swype, but it has one big problem: it's almost impossible to use in landscape on a 5-inch screen. It just gets difficult to run my finger correctly across the keyboard when it's spread out ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Use Virtual and Physical Keyboard at same time

Previously I've read this article: Article, but it did not help. I have an android device Samsung Galaxy V (Duos) - KitKat 4.4.2. I use this device to process the input using the Barcode Scanner. I ...
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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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Swiftkey - How to handle Auto Capitalization with URL and Email Strings

I like a lot about Swiftkey. But after a few years of using it, some of the annoyances haven't been fixed and I haven't "eventually got used to" the nuances of it like I thought I might. This one has ...
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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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Equivalent of CTRL + C (break) in android console

Recently I discovered, that via QPython console I can execute android (linux) commands. Ping works. Question is: how to interrupt it's output on smartphone? CTRL + C obviously isn't the answer.
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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 ...