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Why doesn't my Galaxy S2 see my keyboard/mouse?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and Android 4.0.3. It recognises all the mass storage devices but doesn't seem to see a mouse and keyboard. The mouse was for sure working with Android 2.3 but now it is ...
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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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Keyboard dock rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrepeat [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the companion keyboard dock. When typing on the keyboard dock, the keyboard will occasionally spam-repeat a keypress until I interrupt it with another keypress, ...
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How can I prevent my keyboard backlight from turning off automatically? [closed]

My Droid Pro's physical keyboard backlight turns off after an fixed length of time, whether I'm texting, browsing, or sitting idle watching video. I've gone through every setting I can find in all the ...
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Plug physical keyboard to Samsung Galaxy SII [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: External hardware keyboards Can I connect an Android phone to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse? Bluetooth keyboard with Android? Is there a way to plug ...
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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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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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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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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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Where on my S3 can I find the punctuation button to type a “guillemets”?

I want to type the French and German style "guillemets" marks (« or ») on my mobile. Where on my keyboard is it? OS: 4.1.1 Galaxy S3
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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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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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 Swype keyboard layout

Is there anyway to change Swype from QWERTY to something else, like AZERTY?
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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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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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What happened to Lenovo LePhone? Is it on the market? Was it released?

I found a lot of adds, comparisons, and presentations of Lenovo LePhone, mostly from January 2010, but on earth I cannot find any store where to buy it! Was it released at last?
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How can I tab in web forms?

I'm looking for a method of tabbing between web fields in the Android browser, similar to how one would with the Tab key on a PC. Is there a keyboard or another app that will enable this?
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In android does my google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard?

In android does my google account saves my custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard ? Additionally is there a way to import/export that custom dictionary?
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Can I get rid of an unwanted acronym?

Apparently "ESCO" is an acronym for something, however "esco" is a quite common Italian word. For some reason the native keyboard seems to prefer the acronym to the word, usually having it as default, ...
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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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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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Back up files on a pattern locked phone

A friend of mine tried to guess my pattern so my phone got locked, asking for gmail account and password. The thing is that i used to use a program for keyboard symbols cause one of the symbols there ...
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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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Android 2.3 Keyboard on SE X8 running 2.1

Recently I've found out that it's possible to install new Android keyboard on 2.2 version of Android (here's the installer). I was wondering if the same applies for 2.1? I own SE X8 which I've ...
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Switching from Google Japanese Input directly to Google Keyboard?

I have the following input methods enabled: Google Keyboard, English (US) Google Japanese Input, Japanese I use both the Google Keyboard and Google Japanese Input depending on what I'm doing. ...
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Android virtual keyboard (Rugby Pro) types j when I press g (and other keyboard mismaps)

This description is bad but I have been struggling with finding the right words. I searched SE for "android virtual keyboard loses touch mapping" and nothing that looked right came back. Have a ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Inputting Japanese characters?

I am not a Japanese speaker, but I know a few words, mostly Pokémon names... In fact, in many cases the Japanese name will pop up in my head before the English one. But I want to be able to type アブソル ...
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Install another language to Android keyboard

I have Lenovo a390 with goKeyboard by default, and I have tried installing Serbian Keyboard to it. I have downloaded it from Play store and nothing happens, but never mind. Simple question is this: ...
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Samsung note 3 keyboard shortcuts

Any keyboard shortcuts comparable to their windows counterparts on the note 3? Ex. Copy and paste ctrl-c and ctrl-p. Looking for a alternate way despite pressing and holding a field of text. Any ...
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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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Keyboard keeps crashing in Cyanogenmod 10.1.3

I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 on my Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100), and starting yesterday my keyboard continuously crashes with the following message: Unfortunately, Android keyboard (AOSP) has ...
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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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Downgrade keyboard back to Jellybean?

I'm wondering if there is a way to downgrade back to the old 4.3 keyboard. I use the apostrophe almost every sentence, and now it is gone. Not the worst thing in the world, but it's ruining my flow. ...
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Android keyboard and remapping the CTRL key

I have an Samsung Galaxy 10.1 running Android version 4.1.2. I am using ssh to remotely connect to my main machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Once I am connected I do all my work in emacs 24.3. I ...
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Google Keyboard vs Android Keyboard (AOSP)

Is there a difference between Google Keyboard, which was recently release on the Play Store, and the Android Keyboard (AOSP) in the open source project? Update: I need the difference from a feature ...
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No keyboard after factory reset. Can't install keyboard on phone with bluetooth, google play, sd card, etc

I have a Coolpad Quattro with Gingerbread 2.3. I didn't like the keyboards that came with the phone so I deleted them and got another one from the app store. Because my phone was running slowly, I did ...
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How can I disable profanity filtering of autocomplete suggestions?

I'm using a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2.2. I started using the baked in Swype imitation/gesture typing as soon as I found out it was there. However, the profanity filtering is extremely frustrating. ...
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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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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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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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replace the HTC unlock system for a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5?

How can I replace the HTC-sense ringy swipy unlock mechanism for an unlock mechanism that only requires to enter a keyboard combination in Android 2.3.5? I find myself not able to do it easily on one ...
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ABNT2 keyboard for Android x86 2.2 r2 sparta “distro”

I'm using Oracle Virtual Box to emulate an Android-x86 device. I installed android-x86-2.2-r2-sparta.iso to a virtual HD. Then I changed config to put it in Portuguese (Brazil) language. It is ok ...
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Quickly switch input methods (swype->other)

I'd like to be able to switch from Swype to Hacker Keyboard from within programs, especially ConnectBot and TerminalEmulator. Hacker Keyboard comes with a shortcut to switch to others, but Swype ...
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is there a less cluttered version of the Swype keyboard?

I am new to Android. I really like the Swype keyboard but wish I could remove certain keys on the bottom row (e.g. SYM, the "EN" language button, etc) so that the keyboard is less cluttered. Is this ...
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How can I limit the input languages?

How can I limit the number of input languages on the keyboard? I would only like to see the 3 I use. I have a HTC desire S.
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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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How can I turn off autocorrect for numbers?

I don't mind autocorrect for words with the Samsung keyboard, but I have no idea why it tries to autocorrect numbers. Is there any way to turn off autocorrect for numbers only?