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.

  • Out of curiosity, what's your use case for this? It seems like it wouldn't really provide any benefit (irrespective of whether or not it's even possible). Feb 2 '12 at 16:56
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    Believe it or not, but Connectbot ssh client does not provide a way to press '@' or '$' from the physical keyboard! At the same time, the virtual keyboard does not provide arrows. Both arrows and dollars are needed for a lot of console work. Feb 3 '12 at 17:39
  • Interesting. It seems rather odd for those characters to be unavailable with the hardware keyboard. Feb 3 '12 at 17:46
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    Actually, regarding your second comment about the virtual keyboard lacking arrows: have you tried Hacker's Keyboard? It's not an answer to this question, but it could be a reasonable stopgap for you perhaps (don't know how it interacts with Connectbot specifically, though). Feb 3 '12 at 18:21
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    There is a modified version of connectbot that fixes the shift-number problem and some others: github.com/lorantkurthy/connectbot
    – Chris J
    Feb 3 '12 at 18:45

It's simple: when the hardware keyboard is attached, the tray (lower right of screen) has a keyboard icon. Click it and the top option is use hardware keyboard on/off.

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