I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note with SlideIt installed which works wonderfully. But I can't write with my pen anymore. So how do I switch VERY QUICKLY to the Samsung keyboard and back?

  • Long-pressing the menu button won't bring up the keyboard?
    – C.B.
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 16:05
  • @C.B. No, that calls up Google Now.
    – McGafter
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 14:48

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I had the exact same issue with my Note II. The best solution I've found is the app Quick Keyboard Switch, which gives you a notification bar icon you can tap after pulling down to bring up a dialog box to switch KBs. You can switch back the Samsung kb, and from there hit the handwriting input button to get back to pen input.

  • Your link is now broken.
    – MarianD
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 16:44
  • @MarianD: hardly surprising, given that the answer is over five years old.
    – Logos
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 20:10
  • I didn't surprise, I stated it - partly for other users to prefer other answers, partly for you as an opportunity to edit your answer or update the link to possibly gain more reputation from it.
    – MarianD
    Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 14:54

There's a little keyboard icon in the notification pane up top which appears when a text field get's entered. This can also be used to switch quickly. So It appears a third-party app is not necessary.

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