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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 to switch input method quickly on Android?

Since I need to use many different input methods at the same time so I wonder if there is a way to switch input method faster on Android ?
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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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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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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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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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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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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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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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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 pair Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 2.3.5 -phone and iPad?

I use the Apple Wireless -keyboard. I want to be able to write with only one keyboard: control with it things such as iPad and my Android -phone. I tried BlueKeyboard JP here but I was unable to get ...
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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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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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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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How do you remove words from Swype's dictionary?

I know how to remove words from Swype's user dictionary. I want to know how to remove words from Swype's built-in dictionary. I get very frustrated with all these random words that I know I'll never ...
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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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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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Physical keyboard bindings?

I'm using an MK802 android device with 4.0.4 and an RC12 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo. I'm wondering if there is any way to bind specific keys on the keyboard to actions in android? Specifically it'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Premature editing interruption and keyboard disappearance when typing text

I have noticed a few times today an unusual behavior of the built-in virtual keyboard on my Nexus S with Jelly Bean 4.1.1. When I type text in different apps (e.g. Google+ Messenger, Google Drive), ...
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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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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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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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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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Android keyboard behaviour changed after updated to Jelly Bean

When I am in ICS, whenever I type a wording, followed by space, Android will suggest me several useful punctuations like ,. I love this behaviour as it is useful to me. However, now in Jelly Bean, ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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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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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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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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Change the keyboard at the password unlock screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy 4.2 player. I've gotten this to replace my old IPod Touch. I've been happy with it, but I'm having a problem with the unlock screen. I've set my unlock screen to use a ...
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Changing layout of hardware keyboard

How I can change a layout or add a new layout to physical keyboard of Xperia mini pro phone? I want for example remap ? to ''ə'' and shift ? to ''Ə'', or س to ی in Persian layout or even add new ...
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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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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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How can I open the keyboard on my Android tablet?

I have just bought a NATPC M009S ULTIMATE Capacative Android Tablet PC Android 4.0 ICS and I can't find any way of accessing the keyboard. How can I open it?
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How can I use my PC's keyboard on the Android emulator?

I want to run/test Android apps on the Android emulator and I want to type using my PC keyboard, as it lets me type and test faster. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts input from the ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

(First of all, sorry for any errors in my bad English.) I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and I'm trying to type ...
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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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My keyboard is no longer switching languages

I have a weird thing in my phone, usually I used to switch languages by swiping the space button. But suddenly its gone. This started after I added temporary a third language, and removed it. Now my ...
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Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note keyboard software

Is the software for the Galaxy Note keyboard (and its possibly its other unique features) available for other Android devices? I am willing to pay and I also have a rooted phone, if that helps me get ...
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Where's the stock keyboard's predictive dictionary located?

As a native Spanish speaker, a lot of words in my language have accents on them and writing SMS with this shortens its length to half, due to unicode conversion. My idea is to edit the predictive ...
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Macedonian keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Ace

I'm from Macedonia and I'm using Samsung Galaxy Ace and I was wondering if there is any way I can install Macedonian keyboard so I can type in my mother language?