I recently bought a bluetooth keyboard (logitech, not sure of the exact model) for my Nexus 10 (on Android 4.3). It works nicely for everything except for some unusual key combos used in Emacs, such as control-Enter and control-/ (these don't work, just emit Enter and "/", repectively).

I'm using JuiceSSH to connect to a Linux host.

Has anyone found either ways to fix this or systematic ways to debug keyboard issues with Android & ssh?


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I was was using ConnectBot as my ssh client, and was having similar troubles with emacs and a Bluetooth keyboard. I couldn't execute several of the most important key mappings.

An ssh client called "serverauditor" was the fix for me. I just connected with that instead, turned on my bluetooth keyboard, and everything worked! No configuration headaches, and no external programs to remap my keyboard.

The only issue I had was Ctrl-Space for set-mark-command, but Ctrl-@ works fine as a substitute for the same command.

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    A link to "serverauditor" would make this question much more useful.
    – ale
    Nov 26, 2014 at 13:13
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    I just installed that app from play.google.com/store/apps/… and it made things worse! Not only does the Alt key not work, but the Ctrl key doesn't either - whatever modifier keys are held down are ignored and just the plain letter is sent.
    – markshep
    May 19, 2015 at 23:36

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