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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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How to get black keyboard layout for Lollipop keyboard?

I just updated my Nexus4 from Kitkat to Lollipop. The most obvious change for me is the background color of the theme and especially the keyboard. It used to have a black background, now its color is ...
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How to switch Input Method / keyboard?

I recently upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android 2.x to 4.0.3. I had, and still have, two keyboards installed & enabled - MultiLing Keyboard, and Swype. In my previous ROM, long-pressing an input ...
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Is there a way to type German and French characters from the stock keyboard?

I want to type French and German accents and stuff using some kind of add-on to the stock keyboard. I don't want to switch between boards. I see there are a lot of keyboards in the Play store but I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a soft keyboard for the HTC Droid Incredible that learns word combinations?

A friend of mine was talking about a soft keyboard replacement for the HTC Droid Incredible and I believe that he mentioned one of the features was that it not only suggested words, but it would ...
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Associating a particular input method with a specific app

Is there a way to associate a particular input method with a specific app? For example, I'd like to always use the Hacker's Keyboard with the Terminal Emulator, while using SwiftKey for most other ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
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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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Keyboard Settings on Emulator revert on restart

My Android 2.3.3 emulator has four different keyboards: Japenese keyboard Chinese keyboard Android keyboard Sample Soft keyboard I uncheck all of them so that I can use the hardware keyboard. After a ...
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How do I get dictionary suggestions while typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one? I'm using android version 2.2.2 and the default keyboard (at least it appears as ...
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Help for `fat finger` on Google Galaxy Nexus

I often have trouble with the on-screen keyboard, e.g. pressing the wrong keys etc. I looked around and found that ThickButton looks like a good solution; but sadly it is not compatible with my ...
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Missing backtick from soft keypad

I have a HTC One S with Android version 4.0.3. On the short keypad I can't find a way to do a backtick. Am I just missing it, or is there a way to enable additional characters? (Or maybe a better soft ...
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Disable password hiding globally

With a touch screen keyboard, having passwords I am entering displayed hidden is more trouble than it's worth to me. Few applications like KeePassDroid allow you to disable this feature. Is there any ...
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How can I use a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android 4.0 phone?

My phone recently received an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) over the air and want to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to it. My phone is a Samsung Nexus S 4G (Sprint) and the keyboard is a ...
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
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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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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

Having got a Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) I'd like to use its physical keyboard to to enter not only english but also central european (czech) and cyrillic (russian) letters (I am ok with english-only ...
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Can I get my old keyboard back after update?

I have an HTC Desire X and I Updated Android yesterday (I have android 4.1.1 now). Since the update I have a new keyboard, which has keys on different places (such as the change language button). Also ...
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How do I insert a non-breaking space with the Android OS Keyboard?

At times I insert a non-breaking space (on my Mac) instead of characters in a Last Name field when filling out forms. Is there a way to do this using the default or some other keyboard on my Nexus 4 ...
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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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Changing language from hardware keyboard in ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF300T

Today I have updated my Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T to Android 4.1 and was very disappointed. On Android 4.0 I used Ctrl+Space in Russian ASUS Keyboard to switch input language between English and ...
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Premature editing interruption and keyboard disappearance when typing text

I have noticed a few times today an unusual behavior of the built-in virtual keyboard on my Nexus S with Jelly Bean 4.1.1. When I type text in different apps (e.g. Google+ Messenger, Google Drive), ...
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Spell Check app or setting while using drop down keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get word completion with physical keyboard? Is there anyway to get spell check functionality while using the drop down keyboard?
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Is there a way to customize keyboard settings?

On my Samsung Captivate (AT&T) they have (for no reason that I can fathom) split the voice command key out of the Swype keyboard. So, I seem to have to make a choice, do I want to use swype 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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Android default keyboard phoning home to Google?

I installed CyanogenMod 11 on my HTC One (M8) the other day and, so far, have only installed DAVdroid for contact synchronization and Network Log. So, out of curiousity, I let Network Log run when I ...
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How do I prevent my phone from waking up when I slide out the keyboard?

I have a Motorola Droid 4 which has a slide-out keyboard. The problem is, the sliding action takes very little force, and if the phone is in my pocket, just simply walking can cause the slider to ...
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Note 3 keyboard saves URLs I type into incognito tab

Just purchased a Note 3 recently. I'm using the stock keyboard. When I go into an incognito tab within Chrome and type in a URL, then later on in the day return to Chrome (regular tab). When I tap ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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Want my Bluetooth keyboard on Galaxy Tab10.1 to default to English Android Keyboard (Not to Samsung Japanese Keypad)

I am using a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and when I connect my iBuffalo Bluetooth Keyboard BSKBB06 it always defaults to the Samsung Japanese Keypad and I have to keep manually changing it to the English Android ...
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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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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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How do I enable Umlauts on “Phone Keypad”-style keyboard?

First of all, I know long pressing on a char like 'a' gives me choices e.g. 'aä..' so the special char (umlaut) 'ä' can be selected. But this works only for me for the "international"-style keyboard ...
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Is there an android phone that fits these criteria?

I'm not asking for recommendations, just if there is a phone that fits these criteria, and if so, what is it? Android (preferably 2.2+) Physical Keyboard HTC Verizon
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Disable emoji suggestions when using gesture typing with the default Google Keyboard

I use gesture (swipe) typing on my phone to enter text. However, sometimes when I enter certain words, the keyboard suggests emoji icons instead of the word I typed. For example, when I gesture type ...
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android phone or small device with qwerty physical keyboard with Ctrl and Alt keys?

Is there any Android phone or similarly-sized device with qwerty physical keyboard including Ctrl and Alt keys? What do sysadmins use for typing on Android devices?
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What kind of hardware can be used to speed up the writing on android phones?

This might be a border line question for this forum, but I will see and learn whether it is relevant. At least I do not believe that anyone here would feel that it is not interesting as it is very ...
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How to avoid hitting home key while typing?

I use a Nexus 7 and in landscape and when typing and when pressing the space bar I occasionally hit the home menu key by mistake. I have used "Imersive mode" but I like the status bar to show with the ...
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Dvorak keyboard layout on stock Android

I just updated my Nexus 7 to Jelly-Bean 4.2, and it has the swipe keyboard which is awesome. I want to keep this feature of the stock android keyboard, but with the Dvorak keyboard layout. Is this ...