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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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Changing Swype keyboard layout

Is there anyway to change Swype from QWERTY to something else, like AZERTY?
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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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Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
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Switch keyboards quickly

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note with SlideIt installed which works wonderfully. But I can't write with my pen anymore. So how do I switch VERY QUICKLY to the Samsung keyboard and back?
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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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Share mouse and keyboard between multiple androids

I'm new to android but I have an application in mind that I'm willing to work long for: setting up three or four android tablets upright, as if I were looking at a four-monitor desktop pc, and use one ...
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Keyboard disappeared after updating HTC Desire X software to 4.1

I updated my HTC Desire X software to 4.1 and restarted my phone. When my phone turned on again, I tried using the search bar but there was no keyboard. So I thought I'd search the internet using my ...
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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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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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Changing TF300 keyboard dock to Icelandic

I have a Asus TF300 keyboard dock that has an American-style qwerty layout. Is it possible to change it to Icelandic, so that I can type in Icelandic letters from the keyboard dock?
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No on-screen keyboard when typing into search bar

Device: Dragon Touch tablet Android: ? When trying to put something into my search bar, it only gives me talk-to-type method. There is no keyboard. This just happened recently, and I cannot find a ...
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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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Where on my S3 can I find the punctuation button to type a “guillemets”?

I want to type the French and German style "guillemets" marks (« or ») on my mobile. Where on my keyboard is it? OS: 4.1.1 Galaxy S3
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swipe option missing on jelly bean keyboard

I am on jellybean (4.2 ) but I have no swipe on my keyboard. Am I missing some settings option that I have to turn on ? Thank you.
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Keyboard on Android phone disappears after starting VNC server, and reappears only after restart

As the title says, I want to remote control my Android phone (LG-F160K) using a VNC server. I tried droid VNC server and VNC server. I can connect to my Android phone, but after connection is made, ...
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Disabling predictive text for just a single language

I am using three languages on my phone - English, Dutch and Lithuanian and predictive text on the English and the Dutch languages are all OK. What I am trying to achieve is to switch off predictive ...
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Do away with/Hide Emulator Keyboard?

I learnt from here the various keyboard commands for an emulator. I therefore thought one could afford to do away with/hide the on-screen keyboard that has the DPad buttons, the home, menu and back ...
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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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Why does the default keyboard always change after a phone restart?

I use a Samsung Galaxy Note phone with Jelly-Bean 4.1.2. I also use SwiftKey app as as my default keyboard. After every phone restart, the default keyboard changes to Samsung keyboard. Why does the ...
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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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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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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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Japanese keyboard/fonts on Samsung Ace

can I add Japanese keyboard and font for e-mail input on Samsung ACE8android 2.Etc?
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Send shift+enter to facebook comment field?

What would be the easiest way to allow me to send shift-enter to Facebook comment field from my Nexus 10, to write multi-paragraph comments? The built-in keyboard doesn't seem to be able to do this.
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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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Cursor positioning in SMS editor

I bought an Android phone (Philips w632) and I'm unhappy with the text editor used when I SMS because when I want to edit a letter in the middle of a word I need to keep tapping the letter until the ...
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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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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 way to automatically hide the status bar when the landscape keyboard is open?

For reasons I will not go into, my cellphone has a very small screen. It would really be nice if the landscape virtual keyboard would open in fullscreen, to leave a bit more room for larger keys. Any ...
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Android keyboard and play store not working

Android Keyboard and Google Play Store app are not working on my Jelly Bean device. There is a message popping up repeatedly telling me that android keyboard has stopped. What can I do to get out of ...
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HTC Desire Z key number two misbehave at times

HTC Desire Z touch key number 2 (ABC) occassionally presses itself repeatedly without any apparent trigger. In such cases, I press the power button on/off to quieten it down. Is it a software or ...
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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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How to get the Enter (Return) key in Messaging (MMS) app - Jelly Bean

I have JellyBean 4.2 and my friend also has the same. I have been fond of using the "Enter" or "return" key while typing messages. I like paragraphs in messages. But I have a "Smiley" Button. My ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard won't automatically connect

I have a Logitech k810 Bluetooth keyboard, which can switch between 3 devices with corresponding buttons. I have it paired with my Windows 7 laptop, a Tablet, and an HTC Rezound with Andorid 4.0.3. I ...
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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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How can i go direct into signing for gmail without touching the screen on my G1 Tmobile?

After downgrading my G1 T mobile to RC8, i am stuck at the point where is says "touch the android to begin" this is because touch screen does not work (it has a crack) my question is that: How can i ...
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Remapping hardware key on keyboard to trigger voice input

On my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro running CyanogenMod 10, what I am trying to do is remap a key I never really use, like the capslock key, to trigger voice input. I know keys can be remapped ...
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Enable Hebrew Swipe Input

I noticed I can use (with my out of the box Nexus 4) swipe for.input in English but there does not seem to be a way to use swipe for Hebrew input. Am I missing a configuration option that enable this? ...
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Back up files on a pattern locked phone

A friend of mine tried to guess my pattern so my phone got locked, asking for gmail account and password. The thing is that i used to use a program for keyboard symbols cause one of the symbols there ...
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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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Unlock when sliding out physical keyboard

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?
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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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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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In my keyboard, is there a way to advance or backup the insertion point?

Using the keyboard in Cyanogenmod, sometimes while typing in a sentence, I see a point where I would like to make an edit. Presently, I do this by touching with my finger where I want the insertion ...
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How can I disable profanity filtering of autocomplete suggestions?

I'm using a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2.2. I started using the baked in Swype imitation/gesture typing as soon as I found out it was there. However, the profanity filtering is extremely frustrating. ...
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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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Jelly bean screws up Droid 4 keyboard layout

The Droid 4 physical keyboard has had driver/software issues forever, but this update takes the cake. Pressing shift-period and shift-comma no longer produce colon and semicolon as advertised, but ...
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Only types 1 letter at a time

My girlfriend just bought a New Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3), everything is good however, when she tries to type something into a field box on the internet, it only types one letter at a time Eg: Signing ...