I have a strange problem for about a week. I have 3 input languages enabled on my smartphone (EN, RU, DE). To switch between them, I usually could slide the space-bar of the on-screen keyboard to the left or to the right.

However, recently this function has suddenly disappeared. The triangles do not appear on the space bar. I've found a few other posts on the internet, and there the authors connect it to the 4.3 Android upgrade. I am not sure though. I thought I upgraded quite a while ago and everything was OK. But I may be wrong.

Interestingly, if I switch to the hand-writing mode by tapping the "T"-button to the left from the space bar, the triangles appear on the space bar and I can now switch the language.

Any ideas?

  • In my case it was Greenify menu in Accessibility
    – Ilan
    Sep 12, 2015 at 11:04

2 Answers 2


I had faced the same problem myself.

System settings > device > accessibility > services. Something in there is set to On. Switch it to off and you will be OK. I had the same problem because I had an application set to on. Instant fix!

  • 1
    Amazing! It's the new LastPass autofill feature. Who would have thought! I've switched it off, and now the language switching is back. Thanks a lot! Will notify LastPass.
    – texnic
    Mar 31, 2014 at 13:26
  • Actually, you enabled it because it needed your permission but when you updated to Android 4.3 that permission was not necessary so it conflicted with your system. Cheers!
    – Intruder
    Mar 31, 2014 at 13:28
  • Reported: forums.lastpass.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=126325
    – texnic
    Apr 3, 2014 at 11:12
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    Mine was because of Master clean to extend the battery life. I switched that off and it worked Note3
    – Hawk
    Aug 12, 2015 at 6:56

For Me the solution was similar but different. I had nothing under the accessibility options excepted "Talkback" turned off. I turned it on then off and VOILA! it brought back the arrows.

  • Amro Elfiky thank you very much I had the same problem and you helped me solve it, you are awesome :)))))))))))
    – user65297
    Jul 1, 2014 at 10:46

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