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How to get disappeared keyboard back?

I am using Android 5 and, on rare occasions, my keyboard disappears or becomes unavailable when I enter editable fields in different apps (browser, FB, etc). Once that happens, what can I do, other ...
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What is the shortcut to change input language when using hardware keyboard?

I have connected a USB windows keyboard to my tablet. However, regular windows input language switching shortcut do not work on android. What is angular keys to change input language?
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What the s*!+ do I do to make the 4.2 swipe keyboard stop censoring me?

The new swype-style keyboard on my 4.2.1 updated Galaxy Nexus is great. However, when I attempt to express myself more colorfully, the swiping action does not yield the word I would like to write. ...
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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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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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usb keyboard detected but wont work

As the title says, I have a USB keyboard setup on my tablet and it shows it in the input section, but it won't work. It worked fine for a while but one day it just stopped working. I've tried 3 ...
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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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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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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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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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Stop auto correction of dont to Dont

I've got almost the same question as the one here however the accepted solution is not working for me. Whenever I type the word dont the google keyboard automatically corrects it to Dont (capitalizes ...
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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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Swipe option missing on JellyBean keyboard

I have Micromax A116 running on 4.2 JellyBean, rooted and using NatureWiz HD rom. However, I don't have swipe feature on my keyboard. Am I missing some settings that I have to turn on?
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Emoticon on keyboard support and Android version

I am wondering since what version Android emoticon have been added?
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How do I clear keyboard/autocorrect history on the Galaxy s4?

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 from time to time, but now I have found that all the words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite irritating. ...
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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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How do I type umlauts and other special characters with Swype?

I can change the swype-interpreting language, but the keyboard doesn't show me any special symbols. HTC Incredible with Swype 2.4.44.10912.t100 (have not updated to Dec beta, yet). I just want to ...
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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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Install keyboard on Android Wear

I've got an Android wear device.(the LG G Watch) And I installed some APK apps via ADB. How can I install a keyboard on Android Wear that I can use in apps I installed with ADB? I tried plugging in a ...
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Cause of HTC MyTouch Slide Random Reboots

I just bought a brand new HTC MyTouch Slide phone, so new it doesn't have a SIM card yet, but it reboots every time I slide out the slider. Sometimes it is a little delayed, but it is always while I ...
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Nexus Player (Android TV): multi language keyboard

On my Nexus Player I have an option to choose multiple languages for whole system, but on keyboard I can't change language from English to anything else. Is there any way to have multi language ...
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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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How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
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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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Keylogger for android

I'm in the process of moving from qwerty to another layout on my computers, and most other layouts are focused on the use of the home row. I also keylog myself to find out what layout would work best ...
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Use Android phone as bluetooth keyboard

I am looking to use my android phone (samsung galaxy s5) as a bluetooth keyboard. Is my phone even capable of emitting a findable bluetooth signal which could be picked up by another device such as a ...
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what makes my samsung nexus schi515 freeze after calls

When I'm finished with my phone call I have to take the battery out and put it back in for it to even go back to the home screen because it shows a black screen but you can feel vibrations when I ...
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Disable emoji suggestions when using gesture typing with the default Google Keyboard

I use gesture (swipe) typing on my phone to enter text. However, sometimes when I enter certain words, the keyboard suggests emoji icons instead of the word I typed. For example, when I gesture type ...
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Galaxy Stratosphere II Fn button stops working

My Galaxy Stratosphere II's Fn button (on its physical keyboard) has stopped working. I.E. pressing Fn and then r will normally produce a - (hyphen) character; instead, this combination just produces ...
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Keyboard Switcher-Does Not Display on Navigation Bar

I have the Nexus 9 and the HTC folio keyboard. I cannot get the keyboard switcher to display in the navigation bar. I have checked the settings for apps and both Google keyboard and Swiftkey apps ...
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Set two languages simultaneously for the stock keyboard?

I want to have both english and german prediction and auto correction at the same time for the stock keyboard (Jelly Bean here). My use case: Multi-tasking between english and german domains on my ...
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How to make Google Keyboard use word usage in predictions

I use the word "smash" a lot as a short version of Super Smash Bros. Yet, every time I try to type smash, Google Keyboard turns it into "snag". Doesn't Google Keyboard use word usage in word ...
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How do I disable the “Select input method” Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
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How Do I Change Keyboard Layout

My keyboard can plug into my phone through USB. It has an American key layout. How can I switch its layout to another layout (like using Alt+Shift in Windows)? Changing the layout of the on screen ...
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Indian English gesture typing keyboard for Android KitKat?

Switched from Windows 8.1 to Android KitKat recently. Windows 8.1 keyboard had the option of gesture typing for Hindi words written in English script. For example, "bhag" (means run in English) could ...
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connection between spell correction, language selection, predictive text, and keyboard

Can someone please explain to me the android conceptual model between language selection spell correction predictive text keyboard I.e., is it the responsibility of the keyboard app to support ...
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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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How to clear my autocorrect's word history on S4 mini? [duplicate]

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 Mini from time to time, but now I have found that all their words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite ...
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How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached

I have a ZeniThink C91 using Ice Cream. I also have a case that has a USB keyboard. How do i disable the android Keyboard so only the USB keyboard is active? Ice Cream 4.0
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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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android keyboard background

Can I change the background of my keyboard, such as using my own pictures as the background of the keyboard? I searched this for a long time but there's still no way to do that. I've download an app ...
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Multiple Androids with one bluetooth keyboard

Is there some software that simply lets me use one bluetooth keyboard to type on several different android tablets in front of me? Provided: The keyboard supports pairing with multiple devices, and ...
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Hardware keyboard symbol [popup] problems

I am running CM10.1 (Andromadus flavor, based on Android 4.2) on a HTC Desire Z with built-in hardware keyboard. To input keys that are not present on the keyboard, there is a symbol key that pops up ...
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Where can I find a list of the default emoticons on Ice Cream Sandwich?

My fiance has figured out how to make android emoticons with hearts as eyes, and a kissing emoticon, and I'd like to send the same emoticons back to her, but I can't figure out how. Is there a list of ...
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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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AOSP keyboard show pressed keys

I am using cyanogenmod 11 on a nexus 7 tablet. From previous android devices I was used that, when you type and press a key, the key pops up right above my finger (so I instantly see which key I ...
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Missing backtick from soft keypad

I have a HTC One S with Android version 4.0.3. On the short keypad I can't find a way to do a backtick. Am I just missing it, or is there a way to enable additional characters? (Or maybe a better soft ...
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How can I change a QWERTY keyboard layout to AZERTY without changing the phone language?

I've just acquired an HTC Desire with MIUI interface. I speak English and want the phone to stay in English. But I live in France and all my keyboards (computers, etc.) are French standard AZERTY, ...
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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 ...