I use an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with External Keyboard Helper Pro as my keyboard of choice on an Android 7.0 Tablet.

I use Gboard when I'm not using the external keyboard.

When the external keyboard is connected, the input method in use can be switched by pressing cmd + space.

But instead of switching between all the installed soft keyboards, it switches between handwriting recognition and External Keyboard Pro.

On the other hand, if I manually switch to Gboard with the keyboard selector icon, the cmd + space shortcut switches between the default Android keyboard and Gboard only.

Is there a way to configure the language switch to choose between External Keyboard Pro and Gboard only?

Or make it switch between all available input methods?

I tried disabling the handwriting recognition input method and now, when External Keyboard Pro is selected, cmd + space does nothing.

I tried disabling the Android Keyboard (AOSP) and it automatically disables Gboard as well.

  • Any luck with that? Seems like a gaping hole in Android TV. Almost as if its not used in any multi-lingual locations..
    – Ran Sagy
    Aug 7, 2019 at 19:45
  • No luck. I'm now using a different tablet running Android 9 and the issue is still there.
    – To Do
    Aug 8, 2019 at 6:49
  • Yeah, That's the dead end i got to as well. Thanks.
    – Ran Sagy
    Aug 8, 2019 at 10:45


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