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You can use an external Bluetooth or USB keyboard with the Nexus 7. For more information see the Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices section of the Nexus 7 manual. Mike Elgan reports that the Nexus 7 also works with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard.


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You can use External Keyboard Helper Pro to do it. No need for rooting. From version 2.7, the app supports Dvorak out-of-the-box. Disclaimer: I'm the developer of this app.


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If your phone is rooted I think that you can write your own keyboard layout. I'm using my own layout (on SGS I9000) for some Chinese blouetooth keyboard that I bougth recently. Layout files are in /system/usr/keylayout/ directory. Layout file that is used by my keyboard is Broadcom_Bluetooth_HID.kl. I think that layout used by built-in keyboard will be ...


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This behaviour depends on the application you use, and so, on the way developer(s) programmed their applications. The application may provide an option to use enter as send, but if it doesn't, then I think you can't do much about this...


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I solved this by installing Termux, which is a "terminal emulator". This particular terminal emulator can install gtypist for you, which is a superb, well thought out free and open source typing tutor, well-known in the linux world. gtypist is very easy to use, and you only need to know two Termux commands. Just install Termux from the Play store, open a ...


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Looks like the External Keyboard Helper app lets me switch layouts of an external USB keyboard on my Nexus 7, no root access needed.


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It is simple to remove on-screen keyboard when you have Bluetooth keyboard. To remove on-screen keyboard, follow 5 simple steps. Go to "Settings" Select "Language and Input" Select "Default Samsung keyboard" under "Keyboards and input methods" section Turn off "Use on-screen keyboard" push "Setup input methods" button


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DONE: I backed up all my contents of my old emulator, created a fresh emulator using android create avd -t <TargetID> -n <EmulatorName> -a --abi <CPU/ABI-Used> To aid finding out the correct value of <TargetID> and the admissible values <CPU/ABI-Used> corresponding the same as per your choice of the API level, I used android ...


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For anyone who comes across this via a search I found these options... Polaris Office's word processing program implements undo that works via control-Z on my Galaxy Note 3 using a Bluetooth keyboard. The JotterPad X text editor implements undo and redo that works fine via on-screen controls. The JotterPad X app description on the Google Play store claims ...


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After a very long ordeal, several trips to several different Apple stores and basic trial and errors, I have found the solution as I blogged here: http://eduncan911.com/technology/hardware/google-nexus-10-and-apple-wireless-keyboard.html The situation is that Apple made 3 different bluetooth Apple Wireless Keyboards, noted by years: 2007, 2009 and 2011. ...


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Use your slimport to charge and HDMI and get a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, that is the optimal configuration. The only dumb thing LG didn't predicted is to turn off the phone display when you are using an external.


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You can use the Root Explorer to change the keyboard layout file in /system/usr/keylayout/ For the details, XDA forum explains it well.


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A workaround at least while in the main launcher home screen is to press MENU and then NOTIFICATIONS. Else get HelloStatusBar and assign it to a shortcut key. You can also try Status bar Expander which uses a long-press on the menu key to drop the bar wherever you are. Naturally, YMMV as certain devices don't support these apps.


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If your tablet doesn't provide a USB host port, you'll need an USB OTG adapter to connect your keyboard. There are many cheap USB OTG adapters on eBay and other electronics shops.


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I would suggest a cable hub. You should be able to find one that takes only one USB port of device, and provides 2 (or 3) USB ports. for example: cable hub ,USB 2.0 3-port HUB with Micro 5P


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If the kernel wasn't compiled with /proc/config.gz support turned on, then the only sure way is to look at the source tree that was used to compile the kernel you're running. Copy the config.h file into your own source tree (or just use the original source tree) and run make menuconfig to set any new options you want.


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I don't know about keyboard shortcuts for answering a call on Android. What you can do is to connect a USB mouse and use mouse gestures that replicate touch input, it is cumbersome but it should work. I've been doing that on a tablet with a similar problem.


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You can do this with Tasker if you are rooted. An explanation is here: http://www.pocketables.com/2012/09/using-tasker-and-external-keyboard-helper-to-better-the-bluetooth-keyboard-experience.html . If you don't want to pay for Tasker, or you are not rooted, I have done something nearly as good with Llama, which is free on the Play Store. Tell Llama to ...


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It's quite an easy task. See the source of the InputDevices system package. Or get the ready to use Polish programmers external keyboard layout plugin from there: https://sites.google.com/site/polishhardwarekbd/ You'll find the app source there as well. Regards.


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The solution that has worked for me is: Upgrade to a Nexus S running Cyanogenmod 10.


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You can use Secure Settings Hardware Keyboard Action to toggle the hardware keyboard. Interestingly, you can still use the hardware keyboard, but the on-screen keyboard still appears. This is especially useful when you connect a mouse (and no keyboard) and it causes the keyboard to go into hardware keyboard mode. The simplest way to do this is to create a ...


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Yes, I had the same issue, it never worked for any PC USB Keyboards, except the one which we bought from DOMO, that nCase K6. That K6 worked perfectly (even to my PC). But a PC USB mouse worked on my DOMO Slate X3G. Buy a nCase K6 or, preferably you could install USB Host Controller from Play Store, as said by the first answer.. That should fix your issues.


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Install USB Host Controller from Google Play, and run it.


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Hold the key Ctrl and  ↓  on your keyboard. Two little opaque circles will appear near your mouse. Hold down the left button of your mouse and move those little circles. It will zoom in-and-out just using two fingers.


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Yes there is for Google Maps: Double click mouse and hold the button down on second click, now to zoom in move cursor up, zoom out move cursor down. After zooming is done release the button. Same thing works in phones and tabs with your finger.


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I know that in the browser you could do: CTRL+I = Zoom-in on page. CTRL+O = zoom-out on page. I wonder if this works in some other applications. Have you tried the + and - keys? How about CTRL++ or CTRL+-?


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I had the same problem with my GN10.1 I use samsung keyboard dock and the popup keyboard just annoyed me. Because, I'm Lithuanian, I need a special characters (ąčęėįšųūž) for typing. There is a https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apedroid.hwkeyboardhelper advanced null keyboard with multilanguage support (basic one works just with ...


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Same problem here. I wound up rooting it. That alone won't let you disable (uncheck) the Samsung keyboard in Settings. I had to actually rename /system/app/SamsungIME.apk and /system/app/SamsungIME.odex. Then I was able to use Null Keyboard as the default. Crazy. I had no other reason to root it and you really shouldn't have to do this. To avoid this ...


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Based on what I've read so far, this may be a bluetooth issue. Some people have fixed the issue by: using only 1 BT device. If you have connected both a BT keyboard and BT mouse, disable one of them. disabling Wi-Fi. Having both Wi-Fi and BT seems to trigger a repeating key issue. using External Keyboard Helper Pro. It has a do not repeat option. Link to ...


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USB Host Mode was introduced with Honeycomb (Android 3.1, see changelog. This clearly explains why it failed on your Gingerbread (2.3) device -- and also should answer your question whether it is supported by Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and above: Yes, it should work. As ov1d1u explained in his answer, it will require a "USB OTG cable" (OTG stands for ...



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