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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 ...
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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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Gesture typing suggestions in Google Now

With the 4.2 update, I've begun using the default Android keyboard's gesture typing. However, I've noticed that in Google Now, the keyboard behaves as if it were a web browser. That is, it doesn't ...
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Keyboard shortcut to enter commonly-used email address

Is there any keyboard shortcuts on Android? I want to enter my commonly-used email address easily, because most apps require an account.
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Keyboard shows when getting an incoming call

I have an LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.1 and have a strange problem. When I got an incoming phone call the keyboard is displayed and won't go away. This is a rather big problem since it obscures the ...
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AnySoftKeyboard ignored after update

I've recently updated my HTC One X to version 4.2.2 of Android and version 5.0 of HTC Sense. Since then, my phone no longer uses AnySoftKeyboard. Even thought the AnySoftKeyboard option is set to on ...
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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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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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Extract Samsung Galaxy S3 keyboard history

Is there a way to extract a log file containing all keyboard history, and everything that has been typed, from a Samsung Galaxy S3?
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How to disable softkeyboard in cyanogenmod 10.0.0 parmanently?

I want to disable the soft keyboard on asus tf300t permanently. I have read a lot of post on stackoverflow that allow you to block the soft keyboard but all of them explain how to do them in a ...
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How to add a custom keyboard layout?

Disclaimer: There seem to be a number of potential duplicates to this question on common android forums and SX sites (e.g.: How to install a custom keyboard in Android?), but many are a couple of ...
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Possible to use laptop's keyboard to type in Android?

Is it possible to use a laptop's keyboard to type in Android? If so, how? Note my current setup: Freshly unpacked Samsung S4 mini Prefer solution which does not require rooting Laptop running ...
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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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Can't use Swype after connecting and disconnecting my Bluetooth keyboard

I'm testing my new Samsung luetooth keyboard with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and discovering some peculiarities. Connecting the keyboard was relatively simple. However, when I don´t use the tablet in ...
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One keyboard, two languages for spelling [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to write english and french from my Android device with only one keyboard (azerty) and two spell checkers. Is this possible?
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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 ...