Questions tagged [external-keyboard]

A device to input characters, attached to the Android device externally via USB or Bluetooth.

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Moving the mouse pointer using a bluetooth keyboard

Is it possible to use a bluetooth keyboard connected to my Android tablet to move the mouse pointer? I want to use my tablet as a laptop. I know I can connect a keyboard and a mouse, but I just want ...
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how to positively locate focus in quick settings using external keyboard to enable screen mirroring (screen black recovery)

I want to use an external keyboard to navigate the quick settings menu blind to turn on Screen mirroring (aka Smart View). I can enter this menu using Win-Q but getting a known focus or selecting ...
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Cannot set languages layout for physical keyboard on Poco X3 Pro running Android 11

I'm using Poco X3 Pro on Android 11. Looks like the settings are not been saved: after return and back to this screen I see previous settings: I recorded it on the video https://youtu.be/DqTfHhv3Ot0
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Why do text input methods generally omit an undo function?

I'm reading through my keyboard's resource documentation (I use MessagEase normally), and I see that they state: Please note the Android does not provide any Undo. However, I know this isn't ...
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manipulating character strings communicated over Bluetooth

I successfully installed a Bluetooth Keyboard Emulator for an Android device – it has keyboard and mouse control that works nicely. I wonder if there is a way to “break” the app to get access to the ...
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Could an emulation of Bluetooth Keyboard on a smartphone be made to access the Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard driver of Windows 10?

As I was searching for means to connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to windows 10 It seemed that I just need to pair the keyboard to the notebook by selecting the Microsoft proper Bluetooth driver. When I ...
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"Home" key for moving the input caret to the beginning, not for exiting to the home screen?

In the Android emulator, in a text input field, if I press the "Home" key on the keyboard, it exits to the home screen. I want it to move the input caret to the start of the line, as it does ...
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Problem with ported ROM and bluetooth keyboard

I've successfully ported a Marshmallow rom to an old tablet that was running Kitkat. Almost everything works ok, but I can't pair a bluetooth keyboard I need to use. The tablet can pair with other ...
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Completely broken (unviewing-untouchable) android screen - (known) patternlock - no google account

After my mobile screen fell I was asking if there was someway to draw my android lock pattern, I precise, pattern, NOT PIN, by using a keyboard, maybe typing corresponding numbers on the numpad... Up ...
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Unable to switch hw keyboard language

Do I have to buy HW keyboard located to my native language in order to be able to write in my native languag ? So far, everytime I connect HW keyboard which has natively only EN characters, I am not ...
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Enabling debugging with broken screen and usb keyboard (Google assistant working)

Is there a way to enable USB debugging with broken display - black screen and touches are not registering. Ultimately I want to control my phone (answer phone calls, see messages, restore images, ...
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How does Android interpret physical keyboard inputs?

I thought I had a grasp of how they work in a general sense, but I've been trying out several keyboards lately and have run into some inexplicable behavior. For example, pressing the ESC key on one ...
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Script to act as keyboard for android device

TLDR: I need to create a keyboard interface to android, does this already exist? or am I going about this the wrong way? I'm running tests from my computer that require me to interact with an android ...
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External keyboard, typing blind

Here's the same question, but I don't think it's well answered because the phone will keep registering touches when in-pocket: Method of typing input while the screen is off I'd like to be able to ...
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How to disable Shift + Space to change language on Android?

I am using Android 11 (Build Number RP1A.201005.004.A1) on a Google Pixel 2 XL with an external BlueTooth keyboard (Logitech K480). In my normal typing on a desktop or a laptop, I am very used to ...
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Checking for software vs. hardware keyboard problems.? Lenovo A12 YB-Q501F Android 6.0.1

I've got the tablet listed above, and discovered that the built-in keyboard (called the Halo Keyboard) now barely functions. A few keys on the left side of the keyboard work, but not consistently. ...
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Physical Bluetooth Keyboard is not able to access to chats (Whatsapp, Telegram) in Android 10

I have a very strange situation that I have not found yet something in the internet that could lead me to solve this issue. I paired my physical bluetooth keyboard (Keychron K2) with my phone (Huawei ...
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Pressing Enter key with an external keyboard doesn't send SMS on Panasonic P100

I am using a Panasonic P100. I want to use an external keyboard to SMS to my friend, but the Enter key is not working to send SMS.
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Changing characters on bluetooth keyboard layout

I have Lenovo m10 with external bluetooth keyboard on which I use my language layout (Croatian). The problem is that it types some characters wrong. For example, it types some characters in capital ...
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How to connect Bluetooth keyboard + bt mouse to Android smartphone to work in parallel?

re.: How to send carriage return + newline from Bluetooth keyboard connected to Android smartphone running shell emulator ? followed answer links to similar questions like How to create a newline on ...
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USB-C port not working as a host to use with USB OTG or HDMI adapter

I have a Samsung Galaxy A9 which I'm trying to connect to an external HDMI display by the means of a commonly-found USB-C to HDMI adapter like this one. Connecting the USB-C input "lights up"...
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Changing the input language of physical keyboard on Android TV box

I have an Android box TV with Android 9.0, and I would like to add a physical keyboard, but there's no option for that. When I press the "manage keyboard" option, it shows what's in the ...
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Android menu navigation without touchscreen input [closed]

I'm working on a smart glasses project that is using an Intrinsyc Open-q 2500 SOM (connected to a custom breakout board) that utilises a Snapdragon processor, running a custom Android SDK (Oreo 8.1) ...
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How to reset "wm size" changes from recovery or unlock android phone with graphic key via keyboard/mouse?

After entering wm size 1920x1080 in terminal I was unable to reset this setting. Now I have TWRP running and no information about how wm store its parameters in memory. Using adb is not possible (for ...
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How to use multiple physical keyboard layouts on Android Oreo 8.1.0 Go Edition phones?

After connecting Bluetooth keyboard to my Android phone, I can't add more than one physical keyboard layout. Here is the picture I mean, using the Ctrl + Space shortcut that has multiple physical ...
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How can I successfully use a USB-C hub with an Android tablet?

I got an Android tablet which just has a single USB C port. I want to be able to use a keyboard and charge the tablet at the same time. A previous post here says that is possible. However, I can't ...
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How do I change the USB mode with a keyboard?

How do I change the USB mode and select an option such as MTP, PTP, MIDI or charging with only a keyboard? My screen is broken and I am trying to change the USB mode blindly using a keyboard? What ...
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'|' types '\' instead

I recently got a Logitech K380 (Turkish Q layout). When I type '|' (Alt Gr + <) it types '\' instead. I've already checked for: Mismatched layouts: but all other keys (including '\', which is ...
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Disable Alt+Tab physical keyboard shortcut

Is there any way to disable the Alt+Tab shortcut when using physical keyboard on android phone ,I'm using xiaomi Mi a2 phone.
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External keyboard and ESC key on Android

https://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/k580-multi-device-wireless-keyboard This bluetooth keyboard (probably many others) has the back tick ` and Esc keys on it. Will these ` and Esc work on Android ...
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How to enter recovery mode with an OTG keyboard?

I would like to know how to boot my Mediatek tablet into recovery mode by using a physical keyboard (OTG) because my volume key doesn't work. And I can't boot to the OS to enable the USB debugging.
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Using a PC or laptop to send keystrokes to type on Android

I wanted to ask if there is a way to use my computer's keyboard to type on my phone while it is plugged into the PC to charge. I was wondering if anyone on here has a setup like this. The end result ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop with external mouse?

I've been googling for hours and all I can find are a few years old pages saying the only way to do a right click is double touch on the screen... Has anyone found any better solution since? Maybe ...
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Huawei P20 lite not recognizing external keyboard

I got this keyboard from China that has holder for a phone, but has USB-micro cable. My phone (Huawei P20 lite) has USB-C, but that's not an issue, since I got usb-micro to usb-C converter. I tried to ...
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Is a Bluetooth laser Rangefinder seen as a keyboard?

I could not find the information online. There are many laser Rangefinder that comes with Bluetooth and an application. But I wonder if those device are/could be seen like a regular keyboard. I mean ...
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Polish layout for physical USB keyboard in Oreo

Up until Android 8.0 / Oreo (haven't got chance to test this issue under 9.0 / Pie) there is no Polish layout for physical USB keyboard and writing Polish national letter (i.e. using Right Alt key) is ...
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Can a phone act as computer replacement?

Given the power of current day smartphones it seems like many could work as basic computer replacements. In the past Microsoft tried to provide a display dock to turn a Microsoft Phone into a PC. Is ...
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Is there a way to pass keyboard or joystick input to a phone through a computer?

I use my phone to emulate old games, but using the touch screen for input hurts my fingers and gives me cramps. Is there a way for me to connect my phone to a computer then pass input from a ...
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Change physical keyboard layout

I want to use my Filco Convertible 2 TKL keyboard with swedish layout on my Samsung S8, but cannot get any other layout than US. I want Swedish. The other questions I could find in here did not help....
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Can we remap the keys when using an external keyboard? [duplicate]

I'm using my physical keyboard on my tablet with Android. The Brazilian keyboard works fine for me, there are only two problems: The right-shift is "/" instead of shift. The "ˆ" is different and is ...
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x88 Max+ Android Hide On Screen Keyboard

This little box is so close to replacing my PC but it has a number of frustrating issues that I would like to fix (it's running Android 9.0). The on screen keyboard won't go away. I have show virtual ...
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Type German special characters with Bluetooth Keyboard

I'm trying to type German special characters ä, ü, ß with Bluetooth keyboard (Logitech k810) using SwiftKey (this is the keyboard app I normally use when not using the keyboard, ideally wouldn't have ...
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Possible to remap `Esc` key to `Caps Lock` on a bluetooth keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with any old bluetooth keyboard. How do I remap the Esc key to Caps Lock? And remap the Caps Lock key to Esc. Swap them basically. I need this to make it easier to use Vim on ...
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Android virtual keyboard app that support physical keyboard language and layout change [closed]

Apparently on many Android phones on Android OS 7+ there is no option to change external physical keyboard language/layout without going into device settings. Is there a good virtual keyboard, which ...
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Can I connect a keyboard via micro-usb to a smartphone which doesn't support OTG?

My phone has no OTG support. A standard USB keyboard connected using an OTG cable doesn't work or even get recognized. Would a keyboard which instead connects via micro-usb work? Or would the phone ...
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Bluetooth keyboards is not switching languages properly

I just bought a cheap bluetooth keyboard to use it with my Huawei MediaPad M3 lite (Android 7.0). It works pretty fine but when I tried to change the language it does not work, i.e. it stay on English ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to send mail in Google Inbox?

I often use a bluetooth keyboard with my tablet and use keyboard shortcuts everywhere. In the Gmail app and in the web versions of both gmail and inbox, the shortcut to send a mail you're writing is ...
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Physical keyboard layout is reset with every reboot

In my Yoga BOOK, which comes with a physical keboard like a laptop, I have to set the layout of the physical keyboard every time I reboot the device. How to keep the settings? How I set it: Settings, ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard + Facebook Messenger loses focus constantly

With a Galaxy Note 8, Android version 8, latest of Facebook Messenger. I am trying to use my Keyboard K780 in Messenger and the focus is lost constantly after typing one letter. The only way I got it ...
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Change Android Shashlik simulator physical keyboard layout

I installed Shashlik an android simulator for linux. It has minimal interface. The only way to interact with it through adb. I want to change the physical keyboard layout. currently English, I want ...