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How to write SMS by dragging fingers

I was shown that with the messaging app (texting), I can drag my finger along the letters so it writes! How do I do that? I've been looking at my phone forever & I really wanna know.
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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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Why does the “m” key disable my text editor?

Sometimes, it's the "o" key, but lately it's been the "m" key. When I hit the "m" key, either by typing a message letter by letter or using Swype, my editing stops. I cannot recover without closing ...
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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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Install default Android keyboard

It seems as the default keyboard is removed from several Android devices. I have two, a Sony Xperia (4.0.4) and a Samsung Galaxy SIII (4.0.4) and neither of them has the default Android keyboard (or ...
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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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Switch to another keyboard language using stock keyboard

I have an Xperia (SOL21). How can I fast switch to another keyboard language, using the default keyboard? I'm mostly typing in Japanese, but usually swiftly change to Swedish and English (on a ...
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Add user (personal) dictionary to Android stock keyboard for unsupported languages [duplicate]

I am sure many people have noticed that in the stock keyboard (Android 4.2 in my case) has more language layouts than it supports predicting. For many languages a dictionary / corpus is missing. So ...
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Change behavior of space on external keyboard?

On my PC, I am using TouchCursor, so that I can control the text cursor using key combinations such as: SPACE+I/J/K/L: up/left/down/right SPACE+H/N: page up/down That way, and when using a ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth keyboard pairs but does not appear as an input device?

I purchased a bluetooth keyboard to use with my lenovo ideatab a2107 which runs android 4.0.3. The specific keyboard is the: Anker® Ultra Slim Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini, iPad 4, New ...
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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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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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Can I relight my hardware keyboard?

I have an HTC chacha with a hardware keyboard. A nighttime reading app turned off the keyboard light long ago, but I don't remember which of the hundreds available it was. Is there anything I can ...
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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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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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Keyboard in alphabetical sequence (ABC layout keyboard)

I am considering buying a Samsung Galaxy phone. Is there an option (either basic phone function or a third party app) which provides a keyboard in alpha sequence, that is ABC layout instead of QWERTY? ...
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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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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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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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How do I force the 'showing' of an onscreen keyboard (soft-keyboard) when already 'paired' with a bluetooth keyboard?

My question is the exact inverse of this question. Motivating use-case. I've paired and am using my Bluetooth apple keyboard. Just happy. I'm running ICS, on an HTC- Evo 4G LTE. Then, 7-8 mins later ...
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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 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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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 ...