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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?
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Why doesn't the 'enter' button send my chat messages on xat.com?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note and I can't type in the chat box on xat.com. I can type words but when I press Enter it doesn't send. My Note is running Android 2.3.6 and has Flash installed. I've ...
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No numbers on default keyboard

Just bought a SE Xperia Arc S phone and it's keyboard does not have numbers or symbols like $,@ on the keys. When I press and hold "r" for example it prints a weird "ṛ" character instead of the number ...
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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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How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached

I have a ZeniThink C91 using Ice Cream. I also have a case that has a USB keyboard. How do i disable the android Keyboard so only the USB keyboard is active? Ice Cream 4.0
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How can I use a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android 4.0 phone?

My phone recently received an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) over the air and want to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to it. My phone is a Samsung Nexus S 4G (Sprint) and the keyboard is a ...
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Disable key shadowing?

I have a Galaxy Ace (bought today) and I hate how the keys pop up as you type, iPhone style. On my Nexus S (stolen) you could change it, but I can't seem to find it on this.
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Archos external USB Keyboard

I recently bought a case for my Archos 101 9G Turbo, which has a built-in USB keyboard, but I can not make it work by simply connecting the usb cable from the keyboard either the micro USB port (with ...
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How do I enable Umlauts on “Phone Keypad”-style keyboard?

First of all, I know long pressing on a char like 'a' gives me choices e.g. 'aä..' so the special char (umlaut) 'ä' can be selected. But this works only for me for the "international"-style keyboard (...
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Quick Key Problem HTC G2

I have a Google G2 and for some reason the keyboard has set itself to open apps with almost every letter I push. For instance when I push the letter e on my keyboard it opens the email app. How do I ...
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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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How can I use one Android device as mouse and keyboard input for another Android device via bluetooth?

I've already seen lots of ways to do this for Windows PCs, but is there a way I can do the same thing but for another Android device?
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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo? [closed]

Undo/redo feature is generally provided by input box host app, but.. the way Android's input works, it can be provided universally for all input boxes. Is there a keyboard which has undo/redo feature?
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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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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changing x10 mini pro keyboard from querty to azerty CM7 pro's ROM

I've just managed to install CM7 Ron on my Xperia x10 mini pro but when I type with the physical/slide keyboard I can't seem to change it from querty to azerty any ideas?
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Can a device pretend to be a USB keyboard?

What I'm looking for: Is there a way to make the device claim to be a keyboard/HID when plugged into a USB port and "type in" the contents of the clipboard? More accurately; What would it take to ...
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Can I temporarily use device with physical QWERTY in touch only mode?

I am looking for a new phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard (probably a "slide-down" construction). As I do not have possibility to test it, I would like to know, whether I can use the device as a ...
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opera search bar: enter doesn't search

I write my question in a search box (on stack exchange or wikipedia or Google.) when I press enter, it doesn't search. This isn't a keyboard thing since I've tried swiftkey, android keyboard, ...
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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 do I disable the “Select input method” Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
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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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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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Asus Transformer - Show Virtual Keyboard When Docked

Asus Transformer tablet provides a dock with a hardware keyboard. I can not find information on showing the virtual (on-screen) keyboard while being docked. Is it possible? It is Android 3.2.1.
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Why are “word suggestions” of keyboards not shown in some apps?

I'm using Hacker's and SwiftKey X keyboard on GingerBread. Suggestion line is shown in most apps above the keyboard. But when opening the keyboard in Android Market (now Play Store) or DroidEdit (code ...
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Keyboard scroll down in Google Reader app

How can I use the arrow keys in my keyboard to scroll down on a page in the Google Reader app? I can scroll down only via the tactile screen, which is not easy to be done when wearing gloves in ...
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Devanagari typing

I want to buy a tablet basically for Marathi or Hindi document typing. Which tablet supports it? Will it be possible for me to type in Marathi or Hindi on Samsung Galaxy Tab or Sony Tab with Honeycomb,...
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Can I safely remove “Android keyboard” if I have installed an alternative keyboard application?

I know it's potentially a Bad Idea (tm), but hear me out. I've got an HTC Desire, and its internal storage space is severely limited (150 MB, barely), running Cyanogenmod 7.1. I'm not entirely happy ...
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How do I press “Up” if I do not have an “Up” button?

Hi all I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and I wanted to test a "Snake (Game)" app. When I launched the app, this is what I have: Samsung Galaxy Ace does not have an "Up" button, I was ...
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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?

Tested in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in >= Android 5.0.1 with Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and Apple Wireless keybord 3rd generation without rooting the phone and without external ...
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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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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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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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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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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 a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.