I'm using an Android 10 Samsung device that supports multitasking using pop-up windows. I'm trying to type on the main window with a YouTube window in the foreground. The keyboard keeps closing whenever I use the YouTube pop-up. Is there any way to keep it open?

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Well there is a way.. but even if you have your keyboard always open, you'll have to press on the text box of the other app after using youtube to bring it in focus.

If you still want to have it opened always then you can use "Automate" app..
Just set a gesture(quick tiles or button combination) to trigger the "always on keyboard" and set the action..
Comment if you have any doubt..

  • Thanks. Is there any way without a third-party app, though?
    – harry
    Sep 25, 2020 at 8:43
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    With gboard? I don't think so.. There are other keyboards which offer this feature but then you'll lack the cool functions of gboard..
    – 44yu5h
    Sep 25, 2020 at 19:59
  • Which keyboard offer that functionality?
    – Slion
    Feb 29 at 14:36
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    @Slion I don't remember which keyboards I was talking about (hacker's keyboard maybe, not sure). It's been 3 yrs. Anyway, here's the Automate app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.llamalab.automate
    – 44yu5h
    Feb 29 at 17:55
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    @Slion use ADB shell command action, adb shell input keyevent 108 read more here. There's a lot to play around in that app. Also, check this for Hacker's keyboard thing. If it was helpful, an upvote would be great.
    – 44yu5h
    Mar 1 at 11:36

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