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 doesn't. If there are workarounds to reduce the number of clicks needed to switch input methods, those would also be welcome.

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    Long-pressing an input field generally prompts you for the Input method.
    – ale
    Nov 20, 2011 at 21:08

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I am looking at Swype right now, and it's got a cogweel in the bottom left corner, which if pressed for more than 1 second gives you a choice of the input methods (Swype, Android Keyboard, others...) https://i.stack.imgur.com/3Jg4v.png

  • Mine doesn't have a cogwheel... is this a version issue?
    – keflavich
    Nov 20, 2011 at 18:54
  • Could be. I downloaded the latest version, to be able to type in 3 different languages. I currently run 3.23.
    – Alex
    Nov 20, 2011 at 18:56
  • apktop.com/swype-3-23-multi-language.html as seen in the first screenshot, the same button that has the cogweel on my app, is situated in the upper left corner, and has the (i) sign. Could be related to anything. Swype version/Firmware/Resolution...
    – Alex
    Nov 20, 2011 at 18:57
  • I'm apparently on 3.25, though it looks like that's not the problem, since the screenshot you pointed to also has the (i) instead of a cogwheel.
    – keflavich
    Nov 20, 2011 at 19:32

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