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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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Hangouts keyboard not showing (Nexus 7 2013 Android lollipop)

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and recently upgraded to Lollipop. I'm having problems with hangouts making it unusable. When I open a conversation in Hangouts, the keyboard is never available. The text bar at ...
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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 ...
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How to add a physical keyboard layout

I'm using a Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android with Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.1). When I go to Settings -> Language & input -> Physical Keyboard and tap on Logitech Tablet Keyboard Gen there is ...
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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 in alphabetical sequence (ABC layout keyboard)

I am considering buying a Samsung Galaxy phone. Is there an option (either basic phone function or a third party app) which provides a keyboard in alpha sequence, that is ABC layout instead of QWERTY? ...
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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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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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How can I open the keyboard on my Android tablet?

I have just bought a NATPC M009S ULTIMATE Capacative Android Tablet PC Android 4.0 ICS and I can't find any way of accessing the keyboard. How can I open it?
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Possible to use laptop's keyboard to type in Android?

Is it possible to use a laptop's keyboard to type in Android? If so, how? Note my current setup: Freshly unpacked Samsung S4 mini Prefer solution which does not require rooting Laptop running ...
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Editing the built-in autocorrect dictionary in AOSP keyboard

I'd like to remove some words from the built-in dictionaries* in my AOSP keyboard (Cyanogenmod 11), to avoid autocorrect from suggesting/applying them. Is there a dictionary file that can be edited ...
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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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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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Where's the stock keyboard's predictive dictionary located?

As a native Spanish speaker, a lot of words in my language have accents on them and writing SMS with this shortens its length to half, due to unicode conversion. My idea is to edit the predictive ...
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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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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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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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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 ...