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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 ...
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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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Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
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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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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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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo? [closed]

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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No keyboard after factory reset. Can't install keyboard on phone with bluetooth, google play, sd card, etc

I have a Coolpad Quattro with Gingerbread 2.3. I didn't like the keyboards that came with the phone so I deleted them and got another one from the app store. Because my phone was running slowly, I did ...
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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 non-...
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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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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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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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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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external usb keyboard not fully working on android tablet

I have two Android tablets. I connected an external keyboard via USB and the only key that is working is backspace, other keys don't work. What can I do to solve this problem?
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Keyboard keeps crashing in Cyanogenmod 10.1.3

I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 on my Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100), and starting yesterday my keyboard continuously crashes with the following message: Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has ...
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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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What the s*!+ do I do to make the 4.2 swipe keyboard stop censoring me?

The new swype-style keyboard on my 4.2.1 updated Galaxy Nexus is great. However, when I attempt to express myself more colorfully, the swiping action does not yield the word I would like to write. ...
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Remove the “Change keyboard” button in lollipop

The button interferes with typing. My hand accidentally hits the button constantly prompting a pop up. Very annoying. The button is in the lower right corner:
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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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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 ...
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Samsung Soft Keyboard Keeps Popping Up when Bluetooth Keyboard in Use on Galaxy Note 10.1 with Android 4.1.2

Models: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, GT-N8013 (WiFi) and SCH-I925 (4G LTE) Android version 4.1.2 I've been experiencing problems with the overly aggressive Samsung soft keyboard popping up whenever I ...
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Is there any way to manually bring up the keyboard?

In most cases where the keyboard is needed, it pops up automatically. However, I am trying to play Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Webtiles on my tablet, and it does not bring up the keyboard. Is there any ...
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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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missing default english keyboard ime

My tablet has the English language as an option. but under keyboard and input methods, chinese is the only option. Is there a way I can install the default android english ime?
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Android: after reboot, google keyboard has stopped, Can i catch it?

My app is launcher default and has edittext, After reboot machine, while running playing and on focus to edittext, keyboard is not shown and error pops out: “Unfortunately Google Keyboard has stopped ...
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Stop auto correction of dont to Dont

I've got almost the same question as the one here however the accepted solution is not working for me. Whenever I type the word dont the google keyboard automatically corrects it to Dont (capitalizes ...
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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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Swipe option missing on JellyBean keyboard

I have Micromax A116 running on 4.2 JellyBean, rooted and using NatureWiz HD rom. However, I don't have swipe feature on my keyboard. Am I missing some settings that I have to turn on?
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Emoticon on keyboard support and Android version

I am wondering since what version Android emoticon have been added?
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How do I clear keyboard/autocorrect history on the Galaxy s4?

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 from time to time, but now I have found that all the words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite irritating. ...
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