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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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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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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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Samsung Note 2 input language selector problem (Android 4.3)

I have a strange problem for about a week. I have 3 input languages enabled on my smartphone (EN, RU, DE). To switch between them, I usually could slide the space-bar of the on-screen keyboard to the ...
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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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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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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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Unable to turn off auto-correction on HTC one

I just received a HTC one. I cannot turn off the autocorrect for 'Word Prediction' (under prediction preference) in the > HTC Sense Input Setting > Advanced section. The words are gray colored and ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Help inputting words into Swype

On my old phone (still the Samsung galaxy s 3) I was somehow able to input the "words" 'c:' ';D' and other things like that with symbols at the beginning or end into its dictionary. That old phone ...
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Difficulties with the writing window

I have a new tablet Samsung Tab 3 My knowledge of the Android operating system is only rudimentary. But I can participate on forums and can write posts. But now my tablet is making trouble. While ...
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Android / S3 (i9300/i9305) - Disable default keyboard pop-up at lock screen

After the 4.3 update, there is a default keyboard popping up at lock screen. Let me describe what I mean. When you opened up your phone pre-4.3, it displayed the lock screen. With no keyboard ...
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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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“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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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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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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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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Can I keep a keyboard but change my autocomplete options?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2. I use the Google Japanese Input keyboard, and it works fine as far as interface goes. However, the autocomplete function just sucks. It almost never ...
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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support?

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a keyboard for Apple? [closed]

I want to buy a mobile Bluetooth keyboard. It seems Apple ones are easier to find. Does it make much difference? (I assume the connection is the same for similar models, and the issue is layout)
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Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
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swipe option missing on jelly bean keyboard

I am on jellybean (4.2 ) but I have no swipe on my keyboard. Am I missing some settings option that I have to turn on ? Thank you.
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Keyboard on Android phone disappears after starting VNC server, and reappears only after restart

As the title says, I want to remote control my Android phone (LG-F160K) using a VNC server. I tried droid VNC server and VNC server. I can connect to my Android phone, but after connection is made, ...
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Disabling predictive text for just a single language

I am using three languages on my phone - English, Dutch and Lithuanian and predictive text on the English and the Dutch languages are all OK. What I am trying to achieve is to switch off predictive ...
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Do away with/Hide Emulator Keyboard?

I learnt from here the various keyboard commands for an emulator. I therefore thought one could afford to do away with/hide the on-screen keyboard that has the DPad buttons, the home, menu and back ...
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Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
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Small keyboard in landscape

I love Swype, but it has one big problem: it's almost impossible to use in landscape on a 5-inch screen. It just gets difficult to run my finger correctly across the keyboard when it's spread out ...