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Questions tagged [external-keyboard]

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

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Fix Alt-Tab on Huawei Device

It seems that Huawei has disabled the Alt Tab shortcut for switching between recent apps. When I type it with my Bluetooth keyboard nothing happens. Is there any way to fix it on my unrooted Mate 20 ...
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How to stop Ctrl-Space from being intercepted on Huawei Mate 20 X

I wanted to use emacs and several other terminal apps on my Mate 20 X with a Bluetooth keyboard. A common key sequence needed is Ctrl-Space, but it seems that EMUI is intercepting Ctrl-Space for the ...
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Cant use gamepad on android (ipega 9120)

Need help with this issue. I bought new ipega controller 9120. I followed the instructions to connect the devices to my phone. I press home button and left pad, the gamepad turned on and showing blink ...
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123ABC keyboard app for STB remote IR

Below is Remote IR for my Android Set top box, but default android keyboard only accept the input as number no matter how many I press the button, is there keyboard app to simulate the input so if I ...
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Can't select multiple input languages

Bought bluetooth keyboard recently and can't enable multiple languages in physical keyboard layout settings. Googled it and looks like there should be checkboxes, but there are none. Single selected ...
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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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Pairing Freedom Keyboard with Huawei Smart P

I am trying to get my Freedom Keyboard working with my Huawei Smart P. I turn on the keyboard. Then I turn on Bluetooth on the phone. Then I search for nearby devices. When the keyboard is turned on, ...
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physical keyboard use japanese script on android

I have a Logitec k480 connected by bluetooth to an LG Stylo 4 with Japanese and Spanish added so I can switch between them. My problem is that I can switch between languages but the Japanese layout ...
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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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External Japanese keyboard layout on android tv

Is there a way to change Bluetooth keyboard layout to Japanese? I paired a Logitech Japanese keyboard and selected google Japanese input as default keyboard but characters are in the wrong position.
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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

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 Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with External Keyboard Helper Pro as my keyboard of choice on an Android 7.0 Tablet. Also 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 ...
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Bluetooth keyboard glitches when pressing space

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, running Marshmallow. For some reason, when I use my bluetooth keyboard, I get an intermittent error when pressing space (or any punctuation). As near as I can tell, ...
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Home shortcut on Apple bluetooth keyboard

I'm using an Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Android 7.0 tablet. The software keyboard I'm using is Swiftkey. I use Swiftkey because it's one of only two keyboards capable of typing the Maltese ...
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Using your smartphone as Laptop and Desktop with a DisplayLink-Setup (with S7 for example)

I want to buy an Samsung S7, but I also want to use it as a laptop and desktop replacement. What I have in mind is a workflow like seen in this youtube video. After some researching how this could be ...
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Switch between soft keyboards easily while using bluetooth keyboard

In Android 6, there is a close relationship between software and hardware keyboards. The features and behaviors available from a hardware keyboard depend on which software keyboard is in effect. For ...
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Page Down and Page Up Don't Work

So I have an external keyboard plugged into my android device that has Page Down and Page Up keys but they don't work in anything but I think the Chrome web browser. Is there a fix for this? This is ...
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Can I connect existing USB mouse and keyboard and VGA monitor to my Nexus 6

I guess question title sums it all. I have USB mouse, keyboard and VGA monitor. I am ready to buy couple of new adapters/cables. Will it be possible to connect all things up to my Nexus 6. I was ...
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How can I ensure my wireless keyboard works on my Android TV box?

I just bought a wireless keyboard (Rii mini 28). When I plugin the receiver into my windows laptop, it just works. I can type things in notepad and move the cursor. But I bought it for my Android ...
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Entering a pattern using the keyboard

I am using a keyboard with my android phone (connected via a usb otg cable) I have noted that hitting SPC or RET when the phone is locked takes me to the unlock screen where i have to enter a pattern....
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with USB Keyboard and Google Keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747), running Stock 4.4.2, non-rooted. I prefer the Google Keyboard from the Play Store over the stock Samsung Keyboard. Lately, I've been connecting a USB Keyboard ...
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How do I add another keyboards into Remix OS (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand Keyboards)

I have a problem which are I cannot add another keyboards namely, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I cannot change the Keyboard from English language to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand languages. I ...