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Can a device pretend to be a USB keyboard?

What I'm looking for: Is there a way to make the device claim to be a keyboard/HID when plugged into a USB port and "type in" the contents of the clipboard? More accurately; What would it take to ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Is it possible to install the Google Keyboard on 4.1.1?

I have a HTC Desire X running 4.1.1. I want to use the google keyboard - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin - but I get a device incompatibility and the ...
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How do I stop floating the number keypad on Galaxy Note 8.0?

My Galaxy Note 8 displays a floating numeric keyboard when the inputType is number. How do I make it stop floating? It doesn't happen for other inputTypes, just this one. There's no option to change ...
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Smartwatch has no keyboard menu in Android Settings [duplicate]

I bought a Chinese Android 4.2.2 smartwatch and discover it does not have a virtual keyboard. There is also no "keyboard" option in Settings (there is "Language" only instead of the usual "Language ...
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Uninstalled system keyboard

I rooted my phone and uninstalled keyboard application without backup.. Now i removed my root. I need keyboard. My phone is galaxy star pro. Android version 4.1.2. Help me.
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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Barcode scanner and touch keyboard in Android

If I connect the barcode scanner via blue-tooth with my Android tablet, the soft keyboard will be switched off and I can not visible the keyboard any longer. I have to disconnect the barcode reader ...
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BT keyboard + mouse simultaneously (tablet)

I have Acer Iconia B1-A71 and what I want to do is to attach a full-size keyboard and a mouse to it. As far as I know, my tablet does not support OTG, so I am thinking of connecting both devices via ...
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Custom GOKeyboard theme / template? (without using customization app)

I'd like to put a custom background on GOKeyboard. I saw it is possible to customize it a little bit using some on-device app that creates themes on the fly. But this is not helpful for me. I'd like ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy 2 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) In the stock “Phone” app, on the “Keypad” tab, how can you enter a “space” character?

I was wondering if there is a way to enter a "space" character on the keypad in the keypad tab in the Phone app. For example, I have 3 different "Mike" contacts: Mike Smith Mike Jones Mike Rothe ...
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Is there a way to configure custom keyboard layouts?

There are a lot of apps out on the market that you can install to have a customized Keyboard with different languages and functionality, but I didn't find a way to get my own custom Keyboard layout on ...
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Physical-keyboard driven app launcher?

On most operating systems, there's a keyboard shortcut to trigger a keyboard-driven app-launcher. For example: On Windows: Super and start typing. On OSX: Super+Space and start typing. Linux: it ...
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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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Disable showing password input characters with a physical keyboard?

I'm using a Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE running CyanogenMod 11.0M6. When I use a physical bluetooth keyboard to type in password input fields, Android still displays one character at a time, which is a ...
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Korean predictive text in Samsung Young S5360

I notice that the only predictive text there is in my Samsung Y is English. But my friend had a Korean predictive text also. When I compared my phone and hers, her setting is different from mine. Can ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard doesn't display foreign language characters (ö, ä, ü) on Android

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K810), English keyboard layout, which I would like to use with my Android smartphone (LG G2). The pairing of the devices works fine, but I can't get it to display ...
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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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Lock screen error

I am using an android Jelly bean 4.0.1 LG mobile. It was working properly, but it locked due to time out and when i tried to unlock , i was unable to get the keyboard. i smashed at the pointer many ...
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Keyboard crashes in Cyanogenmod 10 on GT p1000

Because of the incompatibility between cyanogenmod version and google apps pack : Android Keyboard keeps crashing --> I have no keyboard so I cannot download anything from Google Play The biggest ...
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Help inputting words into Swype

On my old phone (still the Samsung galaxy s 3) I was somehow able to input the "words" 'c:' ';D' and other things like that with symbols at the beginning or end into its dictionary. That old phone ...
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How can I make my keyboard more responsive?

I've recently switched from my iPhone 3GS to this HTC Evo Design 4G (4.0.3) because I get free service on the latter phone, and my setup is coming together nicely for the most part, but I have one ...
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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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Why does my keypad fails abruptly?

I use samsung galaxy y duos.And my samsung keypad fails abruptly at times.When I tap in the places where I need to give in the words,keypad appears but when I type in, the keypad works nice but there ...
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How do I fix a hactic feedback that is too strong with swiftkey?

This is a little hard to describe. When NOT using Swiftkey, I can change the adjustment of my haptic vibration (therefore making it softer or harder). However, when my Swiftkey is turned on...its ...
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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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Physical keyboard bindings?

I'm using an MK802 android device with 4.0.4 and an RC12 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo. I'm wondering if there is any way to bind specific keys on the keyboard to actions in android? Specifically it'd ...
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Android keyboard and remapping the CTRL key

I have an Samsung Galaxy 10.1 running Android version 4.1.2. I am using ssh to remotely connect to my main machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Once I am connected I do all my work in emacs 24.3. I ...
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Difficulties with the writing window

I have a new tablet Samsung Tab 3 My knowledge of the Android operating system is only rudimentary. But I can participate on forums and can write posts. But now my tablet is making trouble. While ...
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How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC?

How would you turn a tablet into a keyboard + easy-to-reach touchscreen (mirror the desktop) (not a touchpad) for a desktop PC? Numerous remote touchpads on Android I asked a question on ...
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Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
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Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support? [duplicate]

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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Do keyboard autocomplete suggestions get transferred?

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and was using AT&T as my network provider. I lost my Nexus phone and bought and a new Samsung Nexus Mini. When I installed Facebook and WhatsApp on my new ...
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Tactile keypad for nexus 5

I've got a new nexus 5 & I know it sounds odd but I just can't seem to find the option to switch to phonepad type keyboard for texting. Could someone please help me with it? edit I'm looking ...
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How to quickly write an apostrophe with Swiftkey keyboard

In Swiftkey how do you right an apostrophe (') for words like "can't", "hasn't", or "the dog's bone"? Is there a way to do it without taking your finger off the keyboard and going to another menu? ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to turn off auto-correction on HTC one

I just received a HTC one. I cannot turn off the autocorrect for 'Word Prediction' (under prediction preference) in the > HTC Sense Input Setting > Advanced section. The words are gray colored and ...
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Android virtual keyboard pop-up issue on focus

We are using a web app (built for desktop) in Android tablet (Motorola ET1). Issue is that android soft keyboard is popping up whenever focus goes to a text box. On page load, focus is set to the ...
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Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard auto-types gibberish

My Android 4.0.4 tablet keyboard has a life of it own. When I try to enter data, the keyboard runs past my input, and types gibberish. That means that the tablet is effectively neutralized. I can not ...
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how to get control-/ or control-_ to work

I'm using the Hacker's Keyboard, which provides extra keys such as control, alt, and so forth which are necessary when doing things like shell commands. I'm having an issue where I can't undo in ...
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Custom Input Method (keyboard) HTC One faded out

The installation of a custom input method, a keyboard, on an HTC one is not working. When I go to keyboards I see where to turn the IPA Keyboard off and on, but it is faded out and when I try to turn ...
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Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android ...
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SwiftKey gets removed as input method after every update

Every time SwiftKey gets updated it is removed from the list of input methods. I don't remember having this problem before Android 4.4, but in the last few days SwiftKey had some updates and it just ...