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How can I use one Android device as mouse and keyboard input for another Android device via bluetooth?

I've already seen lots of ways to do this for Windows PCs, but is there a way I can do the same thing but for another Android device?
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“press” spacebar on website

I am using quite nice timer for measuring my Rubik's Cube solve time: http://mzrg.com/qqtimer/ I want to use it too on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, when I don't have access to computer. Problem is, that ...
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Is there an alarm clock app with a large screen keypad to enter times? [closed]

I am searching for an alarm clock app which uses the 10 digit keypad (phone dialer keypad) to set alarm times. I've been using the pre-installed alarm clock app, and I hate having the standard text ...
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Download spell correction dictionary in ICS

I recently purchased a Huawei Ascend G600, running ICS 4.0.4. I've since found that the default spell checker (that comes with the default Android keyboard) isn't equipped with a base dictionary - ...
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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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Input via voice and handwritten works, but not keyboard on app on Galaxy 2

I am working within an app that has text fields for entry. I can highlight and cut the text if it auto-populates and I can even use the text-to-speech and handwriting input methods. When I use the ...
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Is it possible to enable the Android default keyboard on an HTC EVO 4G?

I am not much of a fan of the HTC EVO 4g's custom keyboard, but it appears that they have somehow removed or hidden access to the default Android keyboard input method. Especially now that the ...
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How do I add another keyboard layout to my ICS phone?

I speak English as my first language, but I also am fluent in French and I'd like to occasionally write in French on my Android phone. I have ICS, and whilst I can easily change my language to French, ...
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Is it possible to use two dictionaries at the same time in swype?

I type in two languages regularly - depends on who I communicate with, in perhaps 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. Sometimes I even use words from both languages in the same text. Both languages are supported by ...
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How can I use the camera button to pause/resume mp3?

How can I change camera button functionally and use it (or any other physical button) to pause/resume mp3 in a media player app? It is very important for my, because I want be able to pause/resume mp3 ...
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Help for `fat finger` on Google Galaxy Nexus

I often have trouble with the on-screen keyboard, e.g. pressing the wrong keys etc. I looked around and found that ThickButton looks like a good solution; but sadly it is not compatible with my ...
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SGS i9000 runing devil kernel JB gets keyboard error + play store error

so about 3 months ago i flashed my phone for the first time using devil kernel (im still a noob with this stuff) and one day writing a message I clicked the "speaker" (the one you get to speak to your ...
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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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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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Archos external USB Keyboard

I recently bought a case for my Archos 101 9G Turbo, which has a built-in USB keyboard, but I can not make it work by simply connecting the usb cable from the keyboard either the micro USB port (with ...
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How to create a newline on keyboard

I would like to know how to create a newline on the current android keyboard (for example in a sms). And if it could be entered - would it be displayed? Edit: If you've got Android 4.1. It is just ...
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How to switch Input Method / keyboard?

I recently upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android 2.x to 4.0.3. I had, and still have, two keyboards installed & enabled - MultiLing Keyboard, and Swype. In my previous ROM, long-pressing an input ...
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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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Use fixed keyboard for a given app

I would like to tell my Android that when I'm in a given app it should switch to a given keyboard. My use case is that I want to use Hacker keyboard with Connectbot.
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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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Swype keyboard not swyping

Yesterday I installed Swype Keyboard to replace SlideIT. At first Swype was working but today it only lets me press the keys and not drag my finger. I think I briefly saw a message saying "dragging is ...
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It seems like key repeat lags--not picking up multiple quick keyboard strikes. Is this Android specific or Hardware specific?

On my HTC Thunderbolt, when I type the same character twice, it seems like there is a lag. The response time is off compared to my iPhone 4G. On my iphone, the only touchscreen that I used up until ...
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Keyboard scroll down in Google Reader app

How can I use the arrow keys in my keyboard to scroll down on a page in the Google Reader app? I can scroll down only via the tactile screen, which is not easy to be done when wearing gloves in ...
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Are all Android phones good for accessibility?

Can you recommend Android phones that are better for a visually impaired person?
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Can physical keyboards really only be used with specific devices?

The web is full of physical tablet keyboards, all of them being restricted to one (or a few) specific devices. Can the keyboards really only be used with those devices or do they use the same ...
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How can I remotely control my mobile without rooting it?

I have my mobile Android, iPad, typing on the small keyboards takes too long, so remotely using my keyboard is the best way for me when it comes to type something in mobile devices. I have so far ...
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Cyanogen mod 7.2.0 keyboard backlight not working properly

I have recently rooted my phone (HTC Desire Z A.K.A. Vision) and installed Cyanogen 7.2.0. I have noticed that my keyboard and softkeys backlight no longer work properly. What used to be the case: ...
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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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Android Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard

Has any tried hooking up a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard to a Android device. It doesn't seem to work with my Sony Xperia Table S (Android 4.0.3). However with my Raspberry PI it works like a ...
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How to type SMS in a full sized keyboard?

The only way I have to send SMS is through my Android Phone, since I don't have a GSM/3G modem. I would like to use my Desktop's keyboard to type those SMSes. Is there any application that would ...
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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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Is there way to make the virtual keyboard appear over any app?

I've noticed that some apps need a keyboard to play and I was wondering if there was any way to make the virtual keyboard appear anywhere.
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Modifying keylayout file / using external keyboard input to mimic accelerometer

We can modify/create a keylayout file for any input device in android from /System/USR/Keylayout/device_layout_file.kl (http://source.android.com/tech/input/key-layout-files.html) Can we modify the ...
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How can I set my external keyboard to use a Dvorak layout?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 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 my external keyboard to ...
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Huawei IME and input language

I've encountered a problem using my Huawei U8350 Boulder powered by Android 2.2.2. The phone has physical keyboard and I would like to switch between different keyboard layouts (or input languages) ...
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Entering a backtick with the Swype keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and use the Swype keyboard by default (OK, I'm addicted to it). Using Swype, I can't find the backtick character, `, which limits my ability to answer questions or add ...
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Changing the numbers format when entering phone numbers in the dialer possible?

I'm using a Sony Live With Walkman. The Android 2.3 is in English, and I rather leave that way... But, I find kind awkward the mask input of numbers when I am typing. Is there any way I can change ...
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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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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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Has anyone managed to use multi-user Jelly Bean with a softkeyboard? [closed]

After struggling with this for a while, I am under the impression that it is impossible to use a soft keyboard with Android Jelly Bean unless you are the Primary user (userId=0). Has anybody tried it ...
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App for virtual keyboard for Windows

I am looking for an Android app which provides a virtual keyboard (and mouse) for a Windows PC. These are my requirements: run in window-less mode, e.g. as a service (nice for HTPC) provide support ...
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Use a wired gamepad on Android 4.0.4 via laptop?

I have a USB-based gamepad that I use on my laptop. I want to use the same controller on my Android phone. The problem is I don't have a USB-to-MicroUSB cable so I can't directly connect it to the ...
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Text App that supports Keyboard shortcuts

I'm a writer and i've just gotten a keyboard for my asus transformer (3.2 Honeycomb). However the included polaris office doesn't do keyboard shortcuts like CRTL i (for italics). Anyone know of any ...
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Disable password hiding globally

With a touch screen keyboard, having passwords I am entering displayed hidden is more trouble than it's worth to me. Few applications like KeePassDroid allow you to disable this feature. Is there any ...
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SwiftKey 3 9-key keyboard?

Has anyone been able to find and activate 9-key keyboard for swiftkey 3? The qwerty in portrait mode is killing me it's not possible always to type in landscape mode.
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How can I “split” the virtual keyboard when typing on a large display in landscape mode?

I have a large Android tablet and would like to "split" the virtual keyboard when it's in landscape mode. Something similar like the iPad feature. Is this possible and if so how?
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Install built-in system languages

I open Settings->Language and keyboard->Samsung Keypad->Input languages and there is a very limited range of languages there. In my friend's phone there are more locales I'd like to support in my ...
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How to switch the layout of a hardware keyboard without changing language?

I have bought German T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), and thus I have German hardware keyboard. In stock firmware I used English language, but the keyboard was still German - that was OK. I got used to that ...
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My Galaxy S has had a software upgrade and now it only types digits on the 3 x 4 keypad

I have tried a factory reset and messed with all the settings, no luck. I even tried an external keypad app. It just keeps texting numbers when I use the samsung 3 x 4 keypad even when its on the ABC ...
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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 ...