I've Nexus 4 with latest update. When I type something, when typing capital letters, keyboard size is almost twice bigger than when typing small letters and it's confusing because when I start the sentence, I have to type first letter (capital) and then wait a little to click on small letter (because its position changes as key sizes change). Is it possible to "fix" the keys sizes?

UPD: This ONLY happens with Russian keyboard... Attached screenshots.

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    Can you provide a screenshot of what you're talking about?
    – Bryan Denny
    Mar 19, 2013 at 19:22
  • Are you using the default Android keyboard? Does this happen in all applications? I also have the Nexus 4 with latest update, but have not experienced this.
    – MrWhite
    Mar 19, 2013 at 23:03
  • Yes, that's default keyboard. When I click "shift", the size of the keyboard changes (keys get bigger when switched to capital letters).
    – Vitaly
    Mar 20, 2013 at 8:51
  • Bryan, attached screenshots.
    – Vitaly
    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:05
  • This behavior is really weird. Perhaps it is caused by unicode fonts with fixed height that the keyboard can't trim causing it to look enlarged. Try changing your default font with ROM manager if you are already rooted.
    – forums
    Mar 21, 2013 at 1:18

2 Answers 2


I've the same problem suddenly with UK keyboard quertyuiop. Nexus 4 latest android.

The solution was to power down the phone and start again. All back to normal now.


Use Hacker's Keyboard instead it's the best I've used.

  • The Hackers Keyboard is great - I use it on my tablet. However, I also use the default Android keyboard on my Nexus 4 (Android 4.2) and this works great also. I particularly like the swipe input (new with 4.2) which is awesome. However, I don't think recommending another keyboard is necessarily a desirable solution in this instance where there does appear to be a genuine problem. (I didn't downvote you btw.)
    – MrWhite
    Mar 19, 2013 at 23:12
  • Yeah, alternative keyboards will help, I tried GO Keyboard, it works great. But still I like the default one, others are too overloaded with features.
    – Vitaly
    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:07
  • I agree with @Tareq in the use of an alternate keyboard, although I prefer Swiftkey. My children have the default keyboard on the Nexus 7 tablets, and it drives me nuts when I have to fix something. Especially not being able to long press for number but having to switch to a different keyboard entirely. Of course, it's still easier than inputting a 64-bit WPA2 passcode into a Nest thermostat. :-)
    – Gdalya
    Mar 22, 2013 at 14:50

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