Questions tagged [external-keyboard]

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

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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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Bluetooth pedal pairs, but input doesn't get to apps

I'm trying to use an AirTurn BT200S pedal (used to page forward and back in a music reader app) with my evoo 13.3 android tablet (android 9). It pairs, but then doesn't work with any apps. The ...
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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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Anker A7726 bluetooth keyboard, few keys are not working, but now they work again?

I have an Anker A7726 Bluetooth keyboard. I took it to work with me and I was taking notes like crazy in vim, in Termux, onto my Android Marshmellow 6.0 Lenovo TAB3 8 tablet. After a while, running ...
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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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How to connect a device with a keyboard (phone, laptop, ipad) to Android TV

Given you have Smart TV with Android, how would you connect a device you already have (in particular: Android phone, iPad, Ubuntu laptop) to use it's keyboard with the TV (eg. type search terms in ...
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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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Bluetooth keyboard Esc = back

I regularly use an apple bluetooth keyboard with my Samsung tablet. When it was running the stock ROM (Android 7.0) the Esc key was mapped to the back action. Now that I have installed LineageOS 16 (...
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Remove redundant input language on physical keyboard

I've added by mistake some redundant languages for my physical keyboard on Huawei Media Pad M5. So for now, I have kind of 6 languages. How to remove those chosen by mistake once and leave only 2?
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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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WiFi interferes with Bluetooth keyboard, causing keyboard to repeat characters like “thiiisss”. How can I fix this?

My phone's WiFi interferes with my Bluetooth keyboard, causing typed characters to repeat, lag, or get lost entirely. How can I fix this? The keyboard works fine with WiFi on other phones. Turning ...
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Using a PC or laptop to send keystrokes to type on android

First time user and I wanted to ask if there is a way to use my computers keyboard to type on my phone while it is plugged in to the PC to charge. I was wondering if anyone on here has a setup like ...
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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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How can I use my external keyboard to turn on/off gps, flightmode etc

Is it possible to use my external keyboard to turn on/off gps, flightmode etc, or do I need root access to afford that?
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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 ...
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Missing language on physical keyboard options

Mongolian language doesn't exist in the physical keyboard section. Is there any way to install an additional language on an Android tablet?
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Method of typing input while the screen is off

Does anyone know a way to enter text input (either in settings or as an app), while the screen is off? I want to use my phone to take notes while reading (with a bluetooth keyboard), but I don't want ...
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Can you use USB OTG and charge at the same time?

I have a Google pixel-2. I like to use a Bluetooth keyboard and wired mouse via the USB-C-OTG canoe that came with the phone... But then I can't charge the phone. I wanted to buy something... To let ...
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Voice typing in Android for a disabled person with very limited hand function

I have a close friend who is suffering from a neurological disorder similar to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Over the last year his arms, hands and fingers have weakened greatly to the point where he ...
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Why does alt+u on a physical keyboard produce braille symbols?

If I press alt+u on my bluetooth keyboard Logitech k480 with a text field active, a ⠉ (braille pattern dots-14) is produced. I don't want that. In fact I want programs like JuiceSSH treat it like any ...
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Use Laptop keyboard for Android device

I am running Ubuntu on my notebook and Lineage OS without PlayServices on my phone. Now I would like to use my Laptop keyboard as a remote keyboard for my phone, how could I achieve that? I guess, ...
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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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Switching between keyboards with Bluetooth keyboard with cmd + space shortcut

I use an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with External Keyboard Helper Pro as my keyboard of choice on an Android 7.0 Tablet. I use Gboard when I'm not using the external keyboard. When the external keyboard ...
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Is Android associated with a specific set of control keys?

Windows systems typically have three control keys: Control, Alt, and the Windows key. Mac systems have Command ⌘, Option/Alt, and Control. There is historical precedent for a system having even more ...
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Do not trap home key for TV PC

I recently changed out several android TV PCs to TX92 hardware with android 7.1.2. I use them to remote into Windows as a thin client among other things. The last nuisance remaining is the home key. ...
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Typing on my Android Device directly from Windows 10

Is there a way where I can type something on Windows 10 and it goes directly to my ZTE Axon 7?
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Romanian Layout on Physical Keyboard

I have just picked up my Samsung Tab S2 Keyboard a couple of days ago. The tablet is amazing, but the thing is I need to type Romanian text with specific accented characters (ie ș, ă, î, ț). This is a ...
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Show virtual keyboard when a physical one is connected on Android 7

Related: How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected One of the answers under that question suggested an app called Secure Settings. It worked well on my old Android L ...
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Prevent bluetooth keyboard from losing connection to android tablet

I have an Android 6 tablet (Sasmung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 if it matters) and use a bluetooth keyboard with it. After a few minutes of being idle, the keyboard loses the connection. To reactivate it, I ...
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how do I add hebrew to a bluetooth keyboard?

I have an external bluetooth keyboard for my android and I want to add Hebrew. I searched online for help but cannot find any. No manual came with the keyboard.
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Samsung s5 mini - delock cable mouse / keyboard not working

I am using a simple delock cable which I ordered on amazon: Delock Kabel Micro USB Typ-B Stecker gewinkelt > USB 2.0-A Buchse OTG 11 cm Question: When connecting Mouse/Keyboard through the cable to ...