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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 ...
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Why are my messages hidden under the keyboard in the Hangouts app?

Whenever I respond to an SMS or a gTalk/Hangouts message, it is hidden under the keyboard. Afterwards, if whomever I am talking with responds, their message is hidden further below. This is causing me ...
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Keyboard punctuation

I just updated my phone (Galaxy S3) and I don't like the new way auto prediction works, it keeps trying to predict the next word instead of giving me quick access to the punctuation. Does any one know ...
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Android / S3 (i9300/i9305) - Disable default keyboard pop-up at lock screen

After the 4.3 update, there is a default keyboard popping up at lock screen. Let me describe what I mean. When you opened up your phone pre-4.3, it displayed the lock screen. With no keyboard ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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Set Default Keyboard without having to long hold text input? [duplicate]

So I have successfully installed a new keyboard and enabled it in settings > keyboard and languages. I have been able to set it to the default keyboard by doing a long press on an input field and ...
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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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Samsung note 3 keyboard shortcuts

Any keyboard shortcuts comparable to their windows counterparts on the note 3? Ex. Copy and paste ctrl-c and ctrl-p. Looking for a alternate way despite pressing and holding a field of text. Any ...
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Digital/Physical keyboard not sending input on occasion

Motorola Droid 3 Android verison: 2.3.4 System version: 5.7.906 System update report: "Your device is up to date! No update is necessary at this time." Phone's age: 1 year After unlocking my screen ...
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How do I get more immediate word suggestions in Android 4.4 Kitkat?

On my previous phone with the Android 2 stock keyboard, when typing, above the soft keys there was a list of word suggestions as long as the screen allowed. In Android 4.4, there seems to be a ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need them. ...
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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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Asus Transformer TF101 keyboard not working when docked

I have an Asus EEE Pad Transformer TF101 Android tablet and docking station. It came with Android v3.2 installed, and I have since then upgraded OTA to 4.0. I haven't used the dock much but it used ...
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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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Physical (USB) keyboard keeps waking Android ICS tablet from sleep

With (or without) my USB keyboard attached... my tablet will sleep after 1 minute of no activity, or if I manually make it sleep by tapping the power button. However, with my keyboard attached it will ...
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Asus Transformer - Show Virtual Keyboard When Docked

Asus Transformer tablet provides a dock with a hardware keyboard. I can not find information on showing the virtual (on-screen) keyboard while being docked. Is it possible? It is Android 3.2.1.
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“New line” using Android voice input [duplicate]

My quetion is - how I can enter "new line" symbol using android voice input? For example I tyr to create shopping list using Evernote and voice, but to create new item in list I must switch to ...
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Disable dictionary popup

When I'm typing some text and I tap a word that doesn't exist, a popup shows up offering alternative words (as well as a "delete" and an "add to dictionary" option). This feature is useless for me, ...
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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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How do I move the voice input button to the numeric keyboard in KitKat?

In Android 4.4. KitKat, how do I move the voice input icon, i.e. the one with the microphone icon, from the alphabetic keyboard (next to the spacebar, at left) to the numeric keyboard? At least up to ...
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Can I connect an Android phone to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse?

Is it possible to somehow connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse to an Android phone and then use it as a lightweight computer (netbook-like)? If it is, what Android version / phone type support it, ...
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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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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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The Keyboard Freezes, App Crashes

I'm running on CyanogenMod and in the middle of typing, the keyboard would freeze heavily and crash/minimize and I can't get it back up. This lasts for about a minute.
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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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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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Android keyboard crashes continuously

Since this afternoon the Android keyboard crashes continuously on my phone, Samsung Galaxy S2. I have Avatarrom installed. I tried to delete the Dalvik Cache (cache/dalvik cache and data/dalvik ...
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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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Is there a way to speedup keyboard popup?

I used a lot of keyboards but all of them are very slow (not typing, just popup time). Is there a way to minimize that time or I should to buy phone with hardware keyboard? :-]
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How to see Emojis in web browser?

I've got a Nexus 10 tablet running Android 4.4 and when I browse wesbsites with emojis, it displays black rectangles. I already activated the iWnn IME emoji keyboard in the settings but it doesn't ...
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Can Android keyboards capture my passwords and send it across Internet?

I use SwiftKey on my phone. I also try out a lot of custom Android keyboards as and when they are released on Google Play. I would like to know if custom keyboards available on Google Play can ...
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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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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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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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HTC One Android update keypad change?

I have just updated my HTC One and now my keypad has changed for text messaging and I do not have any type of softkeypad option when i go into keyboard types. My only options are Standard (QWERTY), ...
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Key Layout change

My Captivate Glide's power button is broken, I was hoping to remap the a hardware key in the keyboard layout folder so that i may use a different key as the power button once the device is on. I was ...
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Is it possible to remove the “:-)” smiley key in Swype for stock Messaging?

I love Swype but have a minor gripe with it. Many times a word will be completely messed up so I hit the backspace key but instead accidentally hit the :-) key. In almost all programs there will ...
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Can one app read text field(s) of other apps?

I was wondering if it is possible in Android to write an app that runs in the background and gets the text entered into a TextField of another app. More concretely, is it possible to have an app run ...
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How to type quickly and use the full ASCII character set [closed]

Probably 90% of my time on my phone is spent typing. So I like to be able to do it quickly. Also, because I take complex notes and write code on my phone, I would like to be able to have the full ...
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Keypad not working very often

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S i9003 Android: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) All of a sudden, the keypad stops working and after sometime it works just fine. When I try to type, I get the tapping sound. Letters ...
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How to write Pinyin using default keyboard languages?

I need to be able to make one of the tone marks in Pinyin, specifically the one that looks like a little U over the vowels. (example: ǎ ) I have tested various languages, but can't find one to add ...
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Quick Key Problem HTC G2

I have a Google G2 and for some reason the keyboard has set itself to open apps with almost every letter I push. For instance when I push the letter e on my keyboard it opens the email app. How do I ...
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How use Escape, directional keys on the virtual keyboard?

I recently bought Better Terminal Emulator Pro, and I like it, but how do I use the Escape key and directional keys? For instance, I'd like to switch between modes in vi or use the up and down arrows ...