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

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Mouse/keyboard not working with scrcpy, how to fix?

My Samsung Galaxy A24 phone used to work fine with my Windows 10 laptop via scrcpy.exe, on a USB-C cable. I did not change anything in the setup. Suddenly, now scrcpy shows the phone's screen fine ...
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How to change typing layout for physical keyboard on android tablet?

I got a QWERTZ keyboard made by Samsung for my Samsung Galaxy tablet because literally I couldn't buy anything else and was lucky to even find this one. I prefer QWERTY, so I'm wondering how I can ...
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Flip right shift and cursor "up" keys for external USB keyboard on Android

On my USB-C keyboard which I use with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S23), the placement of the right shift-key is very weird and I keep hitting the "up" cursor key, which I curse the ...
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One-handed (half-QWERTY) layout for physical keyboard connected to non-rooted Android device

My goal is to be able to use a physical keyboard (connected to a non-rooted Android 10+ device via Bluetooth) to input letters located on the right side of a QWERTY keyboard while actually pressing ...
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How to add US international keyboard on Android?

I bought a Bluetooth QWERTY external keyboard for my Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8) running Android 13. But I need to make the French accent and special characters. I know it's possible to put ...
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How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra with totally dead screen?

My screen stopped working. Both display, and touch. I can connect it to a dongle with HDMI and USB ports.I get the display out, as seen below. When I connect mouse or keyboard, I get the "device ...
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Intercept all key on Xiaomi Pad 5 with physical keyboard

I'm trying to create a remote workplace with: AnyDesk MacBook Xiaomi Pad 5 Logitech MX key. On a Mac, I enabled a keyboard assistant to track keystrokes. AnyDesk on both devices. The keyboard works ...
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Focus navigation via external keyboard and mouse (or Gboard) in Android

I was wondering whether there is a way to configure the phone for accessibility needs to reflect the spasm pattern and attachment characteristics of people whom may bee affected by spasms and or ...
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How to enter Unix pipe symbol on my Bluetooth keyboard?

I'm using a Bluetooth keyboard KW6000-BT with a website at https://www.v7world.com. I want to enter the | or ¦ symbol on a Bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard does not have a | but has a ¦ symbol on it. ...
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There is no Armenian in Logitech K480 physical keyboard language list

I have a Samsung Tab A8 (Android 12). Recently I bought a Bluetooth keyboard Logitech K480 to go with it. For English, the keyboard works as expected, however I noticed that there is no Armenian ...
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How do I learn an external bluetooth device's Vendor and Product IDs?

Recently, I purchased an external Bluetooth keyboard (Rii i4) for my unrooted AYN Odin device, running on Android 10. I wish I read the reviews beforehand. Said keyboard's keyboard section does not ...
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Custom physical keyboard mappings without root

I have a physical bluetooth keyboard. I want, as I do on my computer, to remap the caps lock key to the escape key. I see in settings there are shortcut keys but no way to remap keys. Is this ...
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Use Macintosh layout for external physical keyboard?

I'd like to connect a German Macintosh keyboard to my Android device. It uses swapped signals for °/^ and </> as well as different positions for [, ], {, } and @. It also has a bunch of special ...
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How to filter out repeated keystrokes like "uu" or two consecutive blank spaces and automatically turn them into one single character like "u" and " "

Cheap Bluetooth keyboards have some serious drawbacks that could be easily avoided by software. I bought one for 7 Eur and nearly half the times I hit "u" I get "uu" or "uuu&...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut?

I have found many discussions about how to use a different layout or swap two key, say, caps lock and CTRL, by something like External Keyboard Helper Pro, but is it possible to remap key shortcut, ...
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Android head unit stuck due to enabling "simulate secondary display"

Got an Android head unit with no physical buttons (has 1 tiny reset hole only). I was playing around with developer settings and enabled Simulate Secondary Displays with 4K option. Unfortunately this ...
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How to switch layout (language) of external physical keyboard on ColorOS 12.1?

I have a Bluetooth external keyboard with German layout (QWERTZ) that worked well with my old Huawei P10 Lite phone (Android 8.0). Unfortunately with my current Oppo Android 12 (ColorOS 12.1) phone I ...
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Prevent keyboard from popping up when clicking a text box on Android

We have a Samsung Galaxy tablet running Android 8.1. We use it for inventory. We have a Bluetooth scan gun that goes with it and when hooked up to a tablet it registers as a physical keyboard. It ...
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How do I disable the ESC key when using a bluetooth wireless keyboard with Android 12?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, running Android 12. I use a bluetooth wireless keyboard. No matter what app (or Android UI screen) I'm on, pressing the ESC key acts like pressing the Back button (...
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Compose key (multi key) on physical keyboard

Is it possible to configure a key, say for example Right Alt, to work as the Compose key on a physical (Bluetooth/USB) keyboard? I'm used to a Compose key on my desktop computer, and having it on ...
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Shortcut to switch to physical keyboard layouts

I use Android Emulator on MacBook Pro M1. I have trouble with a physical keyboard which works in a very odd way as it doesn't change the layout with ctrl + space and any other combinations. So I need ...
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Tab S7 FE tablet with external bluetooth keyboard can't write caret ^ instead it writes ˆ

I'm using my tablet Samsung S7 FE with external keyboard Samsung Trio 500. There is a problem with the caret symbol. I can use write ˆ but LaTeX cannot work with ˆ. I tried installing Google Keyboard ...
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Encrypting an SD card so that it will also work on a new phone

I have a LG G8 running Android 10. Your basic, unrooted, stock ROM phone commercial phone. It has a 64GB SD card where I place most of my data. I want to know how I could achieve the following 2 goals ...
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Will a monitor connected to a usb-hub show image from Android?

I'd like to connect a VGA monitor to an Android device. I'm thinking to connect a usb-hub to the device, then plug USB to VGA adapter into the hub. Also a mouse and a keyboard are going to be ...
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Gboard personal dictionary with Bluetooth keyboard

With aid from Android Enthusiasts and Reddit, I was able to bring my Microsoft Word Autocorrect shortcuts from my Windows 10 desktop into my Gboard personal dictionary on Android. I see, now, that ...
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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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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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