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How can I type special symbols on my Android device like ☺ or ♥ as a regular character?

How can I make special symbols on my Samsung Galaxy SII, like ☺ or ♥?
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How can I set my external keyboard to use a Dvorak layout?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with Logitech bluetooth keyboard. I don't want to use a Dvorak layout for my on-screen keyboard like the other discussion here. I only want my external keyboard to ...
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1answer
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Secure keyboard application from android market

Is it safe to install a keyboard application from android market that asks full internet access permission? Will it not lead to certain security risks? There are several free and paid keyboards that ...
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Asus Transformer 101G layout switch problem [closed]

I have a following problem with Asus Transformer: When I open application (for example Smart Tags) it switch to the Chines layout. In layout configuration it shows correct one (Asus German Keyboard) ...
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Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
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How to disable virtual keyboard when in landscape mode?

I have a Droid 2 (on Gingerbread); The device has a physical keyboard. I use virtual keyboard in portrait mode sometimes, but never in landscape mode (since I have physical keyboard.) Is there a way ...
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How can I change a QWERTY keyboard layout to AZERTY without changing the phone language?

I've just acquired an HTC Desire with MIUI interface. I speak English and want the phone to stay in English. But I live in France and all my keyboards (computers, etc.) are French standard AZERTY, ...
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1answer
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Create a custom keyboard dictionary

Is it possible to use custom dictionary with the default Android keyboard? I guess the words are stored in some file, so I would like to edit it. The goal is to create Macedonian auto-completion ...
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1answer
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French QWERTY keyboard for Nexus S

When using the French language the default virtual keyboard on the Nexus S use the AZERTY keyboard layout. That might be fine in Europe but not in North America (e.g. Quebec) where everyone uses ...
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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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0answers
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Android 3.2 English International (with accents)

I've used to have on default android keyboard the International English Keyboard enabled, but after a factory reset on my A500 I can't type accents anymore... I take a look on: Settings/configure ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Text App that supports Keyboard shortcuts

I'm a writer and i've just gotten a keyboard for my asus transformer (3.2 Honeycomb). However the included polaris office doesn't do keyboard shortcuts like CRTL i (for italics). Anyone know of any ...
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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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1answer
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Automatic Input Method Change on Samsung Galaxy Tab

The tab frequently attempts to change input method from Swype to keyboard dock. I don't own a keyboard dock. How do I stop this? Can't find it in the Settings.
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1answer
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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 ...
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1answer
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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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HTC Desire HD - Android 2.3 - Special Characters

I need to be able to input backticks, tildes ~ and pipe | on my Desire. Can't find the keys - is there some trick I'm missing? UPDATE: This allows entry of special coder-friendly characters: ...
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2answers
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Dialog boxes only work when tablet is tipped! DDouble letterss?

One of my Samsung Galaxy Tabs v10.1 will not accept certain dialog input unless the tablet is some other direction than right-side up (left portrait, right portrait or upside down all work fine). For ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to change the background of a keyboard or change the color of a key?

I want to change the look and feel of the keyboard , by changing its background and also the color of individual keys. Please help if there is a way to do it.
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1answer
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How do I get dictionary suggestions while typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one? I'm using android version 2.2.2 and the default keyboard (at least it appears as ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to switch keyboard language layout on HTC Wildfire?

I am thinking of buying an HTC Wildfire S. Since I will be buying it in Germany, it will have a German keyboard (e.g. Y and Z are interchanged). Will there be a way for me to switch the keyboard to ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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My virtual QWERTY keyboard has vanished

I have an Xperia X10. Suddenly my virtual QWERTY keyboard has vanished and has been replaced by some other layout. When I enter the "Contacts" list an try to edit I now get a standard phone keyboard ...
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1answer
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How can I teach my phone not to capitalise “It's” every time?

I'm using the standard full QWERTY on-screen keyboard on my HTC Desire S, and when typing in to any app it seems that I cannot type it's without manually inserting the ', which is relatively slow and ...
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2answers
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android phone or small device with qwerty physical keyboard with Ctrl and Alt keys?

Is there any Android phone or similarly-sized device with qwerty physical keyboard including Ctrl and Alt keys? What do sysadmins use for typing on Android devices?
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1answer
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Swype installed but does nothing

I downloaded and installed swype on my HTC Droid incredible 2. I went to settings > keyboard > text settings and checked swype. Now when I use my keyboard I draw across the letters and nothing ...
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2answers
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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Keyboard - Tilde and Backtick

I still have a G1. I love it for its keyboard. Nobody, has made a phone with a better keyboard. It has 5 rows and allows me to type the full ASCII range and then some. The keys are spaced apart and ...
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How to completely turn off keyboard typing sound?

Android 2.1 - If I open my Gmail e-mails and I want to type then I just can't turn off the keyboard sounds. How can I turn it off? (not the notification, etc. all sounds, just the keyboard sounds.)
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1answer
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Is there an easier way to type apostrophes on the Droid X keyboard?

Is there an easier way to type apostrophes on the Droid X keyboard? Two issues -- I press and hold the period key, which brings up the little pallet of punctuation. But the apostrophe is ...
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1answer
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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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Better keyboard to type '?' symbol

I was wondering, is there any better keyboard for me to type to following '?' symbol. Now, using stock android keyboard, to type '?', I need to Press and hold ',' key, a list of symbol choices will ...
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Is there a keyboard application for setting an external keyboard to the Colemak layout

There are some soft keyboard applications that provide the Colemak layout for the virtual keyboard. I mostly need the layout when touch-typing on a physical keyboard though. so I'd like an application ...
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1answer
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Android with mouse, keyboard and touchpad

What should I do to be able to use my USB keyboard and mouse with my Android 2.1 tablet? I like the idea of bluetooth, but my tablet doesn't support bluetooth. Is there some device similar to ...
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1answer
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Looking for “full-size” on-screen keyboard layout for Honeycomb

All on-screen keyboards available in the market seem to be designed for phones, and as such most of them follow the "37-key" layout. However, using this layout on large (10") android screen is painful ...
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1answer
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Can you change the options when long pressing the .com button?

When you longpress the .com button on the keyboard, (on my 2.2 htc legend anyway) it gives you the options to select .net .com .org .edu. Is it possible to change these to other options?
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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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1answer
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Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...
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1answer
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Trying to uninstall a keyboard, 'uninstall' grayed out, no root

I'm trying to uninstall PDAC Multilinugal keyboard and its language packs. The uninstall button on the app is grayed out, and I don't yet have root - is it possible to remove it without root access?
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Connecting an optimus lg to an external keyboard?

Any recommendations for connecting an optimus lg to an external keyboard via the micro-usb or by other means? I saw similar but more general questions, and no easy solution and i was wondering if ...
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Dvorak on android?

How to change the default on screen keyboard on Optimus V to Dvorak?
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How do I type a tabulation character on an Xperia?

I imported my notes from my Palm Centro into Note Everything and the tab characters in my existing notes show up correctly. But how do I type a tab character on my Xperia X10?
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Why do I see a Smiley instead of Next button?

My relatively newly acquired Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 running Android 2.1 should have a next button around the bottom right of the keypad as per manual/online information. However, I can only see a ...
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1answer
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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 do I get quick access to common text snippets?

When filling out an online shopping form the other day via my browser, it sucked that I needed to manually type my email address, street address, postal code, etc. Even credit card number (though I ...
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1answer
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gingerbread on nexus-one bugs/difficulties

I love Android and have been a proud Nexus One owner for over a year now. I was also really excited when gingerbread dropped and flashed my phone before the OTA update (who can wait for these things ...
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Is there a way to get a “zoom balloon” (like on the iphone) when sliding over a text input field?

Is there any way to show a zoom balloon (like on the iphone), whenever sliding over a text field to show us where the marker is, and allow us to move it correctly.
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Select text using keyboard only

I know how to select text (in a view) using the touch screen. Is it possible to do the same via keyboard only? If possible, please provide a way to do this on the emulator (I need this for a ...
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How can I set the locale and language?

How can I set the keyboard and language in Android, and how can I add more languages to the device?
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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?