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Gboard (formerly known as Google Keyboard) is a multi-language keyboard app by Google.

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Is there a fast way to write Pinyin on Gboard?

Is there a fast way to write Pinyin on Gboard, which makes the diverse spelling rules and rules for the tone mark and apostrophes user-friendly through suggestions on top of the keyboard as we are ...
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Gboard (and Google Translate): outputting translation in different destination scripts

I am using Gboard to translate text from English to other languages. Some languages can be written in more than one script. I was wondering whether it would be possible to select Bosnian in Cyrillic ...
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Gboard option to display pronounciations above autosuggestions

I wonder whether it would be possible to install a gboard plugin (that could be activated, or disactivated), that showed IPA (or other spellings system) pronunciation above spellings for ...
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Where's Lamedh in Gboard's Hebrew Keyboard?

I'm trying to type Hebrew into Duolingo on the Android app, and I'm mostly able to use the Gboard keyboard. However, it appears to be missing the letter Lamedh. Here's a sample screencap of the ...
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Edit Gboard dictionary from a PC or the web

I am using the dictionary in the Gboard app as a text expander app. Is there a way I can add words or edit the dictionary words from a PC? The reason that I want to do this is because I do not want to ...
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GBoard not available in work profile

I have Microsoft InTune and this makes two categories of apps: managed (work) apps and personal apps. In MS Teams, for example, I have a problem that there is only default Samsung keyboard and I can't ...
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How to input sokuon in Gboard's Japanese 12-key on Android phone?

I'm using Gboard's Japanese 12-key. I want to write っ, such a sign that is called "sokuon (促音)", but I don't know how to put it in the 12-key input method. How to input sokuon in Gboard's ...
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Code aware / exact entry version of keyboard for Android?

I hate it when I am writing code* and all the English rules get applied. When I type i++, it shows I++. I have to actually like press the lowercase i accept option before I type the ++ or not ...
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How to use symbols instead of fractions for the number row?

For Gboard, the default symbol when you long press a number in the number row is to show fractions. Is it possible to change this behavior to symbols instead similar to a normal keyboard where 1/!, 2/@...
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Android interaction and input systems for people with severe tremors

I wonder whether any work has been done in Android to support people with severe hand tremors in the accessibility settings. I was thinking, the device could be configured, so that touching several ...
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Gboard Arabic keyboard layout with extra-alphabetic diacritics

I was wondering whether it would be a good idea for the implementers of gboard Arabic keyboard to include a keyboard layout, perhaps for adult and kid learners, that included the ability to insert all ...
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Remove buggy bottom padding in Gboard

My phone woke up in my pocket, I don't know how long, and now I have this big margin in Gboard. All other functionalities look ok. Tried rebooting, but no luck there. The phone is a Poco X5 Pro. How ...
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What has happened with text emoticons in Google Keyboard

tl;dr Despite my settings and my movements (using text-only emoticons) Google Keyboard in my phone (realme GT 5G) keeps "throwing" graphical emoticons at me everywhere. Is this a bug (...
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Gboard's "Spell check" does not work: why and how to fix?

I have an Android 10-powered smartphone with Gboard (v12.9.20) installed. In Gboard, the "Spell check" is enabled. The problem is that the spell check does not work: if I type in the Gmail ...
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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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Delete learned words in Gboard, 2023

Not a single webpage as of today on the Internet offers a way to delete learned words in GBoard (Google Keyboard app). How can this be done without typing first few letters of a word and then when you ...
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How to "Suppress Beep Sound At Recognition Start" on Gboard voice input?

When using Gboard voice to text input, an atrocious bell sounds to prompt the user to start talking. It wakes up the ... Sure, I could turn down its volume with the four Android volume sliders. Indeed,...
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How to lowercase a region in gboard?

Let's say you're using voice typing, and you FORGOT THAT YOU LEFT THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON ACTIVATED AND NOW YOU GOT A WHOLE REGION OF WORDS IN CAPITAL LETTERS! IT MIGHT GO ON AND ON FOR VERY LONG WHILE ...
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Switching Dictation Input Language

What options do I have to switch the input language for dictation? Is it only tied to the keyboard? Is it possible to switch to German dictation but still keep the English keyboard?
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WhatsApp: how to use downloaded sticker collection from messages in Gboard

This question is about how to use a particular feature in WhatsApp. Someone sent a message on a group in WhatsApp, and the message was a sticker. Clicking onto it gave me a better view of the picture, ...
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Avoid waiting for short text speech recognition

When I use Google speech recognition on the keyboard with a short sentence, I have to wait on Google to know this is the end of dictation. example : I tap the microphone, then I say just "ok, it'...
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How to suggest changes to Android Gboard built-in keyboard layouts?

The built-in Nepali keyboard layout in Android Gboard is missing several characters and is generally awkward to use. Is there a way to suggest changes to it?
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How do you set gboard as the default spell checker in Android v12

I have a Samsung S22 running Android v12 on it. I can't seem to set the default spell checker as GBoard. There does not seem to be an option to change this from Samsung Keyboard to GBoard. The moment ...
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How can I configure the clipboard of the Google keyboard so that it doesn't delete all items upon phone restart?

The clipboard of the Google keyboard remove its history upon phone restart. How can I prevent that? I use a Google Pixel 6.
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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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Prevent keyboard layout change on Google Translate

Google Translate changes my Gboard layout according to the input language. Might be ideal under some circumstances, but not now. Especially without consulting me first. And much more especially if it ...
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Gboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY

This started happening recently. My keyboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY-Francais-Afrique layout, and I don't know how to make it stop. Samsung Galaxy J7. Android 7.1.1
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How to stop Gboard from trying to 'update your typing experience'?

Since a recent upgrade, Gboard started to show notifications saying "Updating your typing experience". I have all network access of Gboard blocked with the NetGuard firewall, have all data-...
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Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline?

Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline? Note that when I specify "completely offline", I mean with absolutely no data sent to Google or other parties.
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Gboard keyboard suggest second language even though I added only one language

I use GBoard and have set English as my only language. But it shows auto-completion suggestions in both Hindi (transliteration) and English to me. I don't type in Hindi so I find it really annoying ...
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How can one increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard?

I wonder how one can increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard. By default, only three words are shown (a, the and one in the screenshot below): I use Android 10 with ...
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How to dictate single letters and number to Android?

at the job we routinely use a web application through our smartphones and on one of its screens we have to input the chassis number of cars, technically called V.I.N.. Just to let you know, a likely ...
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In GBoard, how can I set multilingual input for English and Swiss German?

The majority of my phone useage happens in either English or Swiss German, and I switch between these languages frequently, even within the same conversation. In GBoard settings, I see the following ...
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How do I keep speech-to-text active in Gboard even during silences?

I often use Gboard's speech-to-text to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by clicking the microphone on the keyboard. How do I ...
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Auto-correct highlighting instead of bolding

Running Android version 11, this change happened very recently with a new patch. Now instead of autocorrect bolding the center word it will correct mine to, it highlights it. This is extremely ...
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Why doesn't dictation work on GBoard in incognito mode?

My impression was that GBoard dictation works completely locally. https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/03/an-all-neural-on-device-speech.html If that's the case, how come it does not work when I go ...
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How do I add new text to speech entries using Gboard?

I was using SwiftKey prior to this but I switched over to Gboard because it has better voice recognition when using speech to text. Something got changed in SwiftKey recently and the quality of speech-...
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Remove recently used emojis from Gboard

After switching from Samsung S7 Edge to Poco X3 NFC, although both on Android, I can't figure out how to remove recently used emojis, which is on Gboard. I searched a lot but nothing related to Poco ...
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Creating a line break using Gboard on Signal and other apps

I want to be able to create a line break while using Gboard on Google Pixel 3X. This will allow me to start a new paragraph while using Signal or another app. Any ideas here?
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No spell checker is showing (English)

I'm using this phone: https://www.infinixmobility.com/smartphone/smart-5/specs But I don't see any spell checker in it. In Settings > System > Languages & input > Spell checker, It should ...
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Whenever I tap the empty space below the spacebar, while using Chrome, the keyboard closes unexpectedly

Ok, so this has to be the most annoying thing for me about Android phones. If you look at my screenshot, I've circled the empty space below the keyboard. I am ALWAYS accidentally tapping this empty ...
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Add standard Romanian keyboard with diacritics to Gboard

Is it somehow possible to install a Gboard keyboard layout for Romanian that has the diacritics ă â î ș ț as separate keys? Other keyboard apps have it, but not Gboard. The ones that are called ...
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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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Is there anyway to make any other keyboard quick prediction insert like Swift Key?

I love swiftkey I use it as my main keyboard typing layout. It autocorrects words like rhe->the automatically when you hit space. It is called quick prediction insert. Is there any way to get this ...
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GBoard app: Initializing of voice-to-text takes forever

I use GBoard on my Poco X3 and the keyboard sporadically takes forever to initialize when using Voice Typing. Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it isnt. Sometimes it shows "initializing" and ...
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One keyboard two languages using Gboard [duplicate]

Consider this, I want to add two languages on one keyboard with Gboard: English and French for QWERTY (English) keyboard. I open the settings but can't add language to the existing keyboard. (only ...
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Getting rid of one of the second keyboard dropdown suggestion list

I just got the google Pixel 4a 5g. See the screenshot: there are 2 suggestions lists: the horizontal one just above the keyboard (where it says "GIF") and this black dropdown. I find it ...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

On my Android phone I have installed the Gboard keyboard. After some small use, I see that it has accumulated 20 MB of data! Why can a keyboard app accumulate 20MB of data?
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"Gboard Recording, therefore WhatsApp Temporarily unable to record." error message

I have a Realme phone. The following error message shows up every time I make a WhatsApp call, and I can't hear the caller GboardRecording, therefore WhatsAppTemporarily unable to record. Is there ...
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Keeping Gboard open while multitasking

I'm using an Android 10 Samsung device that supports multitasking using pop-up windows. I'm trying to type on the main window with a YouTube window in the foreground. The keyboard keeps closing ...
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