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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 ...
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How can I set my external keyboard to use a Dvorak layout?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Android 3.1 Honeycomb) with Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. I don't want to use a Dvorak layout for my on-screen keyboard like the other discussion here. I only want ...
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Kitkat keyboard no suggestion on text fields

I noticed that when slide-typing (does it have an official name?) into text fields (as opposed to text areas), suggestions do not appear. It just puts in the first word it guesses I was trying to type ...
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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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android special characters keyboard

Under Winodws, if I want to enter extended characters (such as "«") I canuse the Character Map application and the Alt+keypad numbers (such as Alt+0171 for the "«"). How can I do this under ...
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why are “word suggestions” of keyboards not shown in distinct 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 Market or Droidedit (Syntax highlighting editor), ...
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Dialog boxes only work when tablet is tipped! DDouble letterss?

One of my Samsung Galaxy Tabs v10.1 will not accept certain dialog input unless the tablet is some other direction than right-side up (left portrait, right portrait or upside down all work fine). For ...
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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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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 to write SMS by dragging fingers

I was shown that with the messaging app (texting), I can drag my finger along the letters so it writes! How do I do that? I've been looking at my phone forever & I really wanna know.
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Install default Android keyboard

It seems as the default keyboard is removed from several Android devices. I have two, a Sony Xperia (4.0.4) and a Samsung Galaxy SIII (4.0.4) and neither of them has the default Android keyboard (or ...
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How to type and handwrite Japanese on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100?

By default there is no Japanese input in Samsung keyboard. I know there is a plugin called Multiling with it's HanWriting plugin but it only supports 1 letter by time. Is there a way to handwrite ...
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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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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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Auto spacing in Firefox search bar does not work

As the title says, the auto spacing feature does not work in Firefox search bar. This issue seems to be related only with that bar, because auto spacing works fine in forms or text fields in web ...
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Android virtual keyboard (Rugby Pro) types j when I press g (and other keyboard mismaps)

This description is bad but I have been struggling with finding the right words. I searched SE for "android virtual keyboard loses touch mapping" and nothing that looked right came back. Have a ...
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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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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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How do I use an external USB keyboard?

My tablet's running Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to use an external keyboard with it. My tablet isn't detecting the keyboard, but it works when I plug it into my computer. This keyboard uses a normal ...
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Better Autocorrection on Galaxy Note similar to Blackberry?

I got my first android device ever and it is the galaxy note. Previously I was on a blackberry. At the moment, I dislike the auto correction on the Galaxy Note. If I want to type "and" but ...
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Can I temporarily use device with physical QWERTY in touch only mode?

I am looking for a new phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard (probably a "slide-down" construction). As I do not have possibility to test it, I would like to know, whether I can use the device as a ...
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How to disable virtual keyboard when in landscape mode?

I have a Droid 2 (on Gingerbread); The device has a physical keyboard. I use virtual keyboard in portrait mode sometimes, but never in landscape mode (since I have physical keyboard.) Is there a way ...
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Where's the 8pen Preview Popup?

I just purchased the 8pen keyboard last night, and one frustration I'm having is that I keep having to look around my finger to figure out where the next letter is. I found this blog post from ...
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Is it possible to change the background of a keyboard or change the color of a key?

I want to change the look and feel of the keyboard , by changing its background and also the color of individual keys. Please help if there is a way to do it.
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Is it possible to switch keyboard language layout on HTC Wildfire?

I am thinking of buying an HTC Wildfire S. Since I will be buying it in Germany, it will have a German keyboard (e.g. Y and Z are interchanged). Will there be a way for me to switch the keyboard to ...
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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Keyboard - Tilde and Backtick

I still have a G1. I love it for its keyboard. Nobody, has made a phone with a better keyboard. It has 5 rows and allows me to type the full ASCII range and then some. The keys are spaced apart and ...
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Using Bluetooth keyboard and mouse via Remote Desktop

I occasionally use my Galaxy S4 Android phone to connect to my computer via Remote Desktop in order to use SolidWorks for 3d modeling. In order to make this more comfortable, I want to get a ...
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Adding current word to dictionary

I recently upgraded to Lollipop on my Nexus 5. I use the stock keyboard for typing. Say I that while typing an email, I just typed a word that isn't in my dictionary, say qqqwwweee. I want to add it ...
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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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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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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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Using software keyboard in AOSP custom build emulator

I was finally able to build my own AOSP image, and I want to debug some problem with the software keyboard. However, the default emulator has a physical keyboard emulated, and I don't know how to ...
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Is it possible to improve word suggestions?

I used to use the "swiftkey" app for writing, and was very pleased with the suggestions they generated. I have now changed to 8pen "keyboard" instead I'm very pleased but miss the good autocompletes, ...
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How can I automatically disable the onscreen keyboard when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached I'm using a 9.7" Bauhn Android tablet from Aldi running Ice CreamSandwich. I have a Kensington ...
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changing x10 mini pro keyboard from querty to azerty CM7 pro's ROM

I've just managed to install CM7 Ron on my Xperia x10 mini pro but when I type with the physical/slide keyboard I can't seem to change it from querty to azerty any ideas?
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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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Can you change the options when long pressing the .com button?

When you longpress the .com button on the keyboard, (on my 2.2 htc legend anyway) it gives you the options to select .net .com .org .edu. Is it possible to change these to other options?
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Is there a way to get a “zoom balloon” (like on the iphone) when sliding over a text input field?

Is there any way to show a zoom balloon (like on the iphone), whenever sliding over a text field to show us where the marker is, and allow us to move it correctly.
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How can I improve the reponsiveness of the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris?

I've noticed that sometimes the virtual keyboard on my HTC Droid Eris can be very laggy. While composing a text message, it will take a second or more to respond to some button presses. Is there ...
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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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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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Is it possible to remove unnecessary letters from android-provided keyboard?

I have got letters like ż ŗ ï æ ç ñ etc. on my phone's keyboard (generic android-provided keyboard). But in my language (Slovak), we don't use these. I often make typos when writing, so is it possible ...
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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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Highlight autocorrected words

I've been using my Android phone for typing more lately, and decided to turn on autocorrect to try it out (it was off by default). While it's handy, as the entirety of the internet already knows it's ...
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Special characters through my PC keyboard don't work in Genymotion emulator

I use Genymotion emulator version 2.2 to run android version 4.3. It is on Ubuntu 14.04. Typing with my keyboard works, but not for special non-asci characters like ščřžáíéúů. Pasting them works. I ...
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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 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 ...