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Questions tagged [input-methods]

An input method is a user control that enables users to enter text.

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TMO Galaxy S5 Touchscreen hyper sensistivity

The touch input is hypersensitive: menu popup without being invoked. Waving a finger (without touching) over the 'back' key can trigger. I have tried a factory reset and it did not improve. This ...
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ADB shell input keypress play/pause doesn't work in Netflix/Hulu Android apps?

I'm trying to control my Android Box (running Android 6.0, my guess is a modified version of a phone's os, definitely not the official android tv os) via adb for a home automation project & I'm ...
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Switching to Hebrew Android Keyboard (AOSP) on Andoid-x86

I have Andoid-x86 installed under VirtualBox. I added Hebrew input. However, when I switch to Hebrew Android Keyboard (AOSP), I still continue to type in English. What am I missing?
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Can someone tell me how to disable keyboard and mouse input

I want to disable mouse and keyboard input so I can use the mouse as a Input devise for my game. instead of the cursor just hovering on top of the programme I want it to disappear so I can use it for ...
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How do I get the “Change keyboard” notification to go away for more than an hour?

I have Swiftkey installed. I get a notification all the time about choosing my keyboard. I can get it to go away for a short time by selecting Settings -> Language & Keyboard -> Current ...
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Google Japanese Input: can I disable conversion (double enter) in Latin mode?

I'd like to use Google Japanese Input as my only keyboard, so that I can quickly switch between English and 日本語。 But it seems to perform some kind of "conversion" even in Latin mode, because it ...
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Adding chinese input to Gboard keyboard

How do I enable chinese input to Gboard keyboard? I already have Google Pinyin Input enabled, but when I try to add a keyboard to Gboard, Chinese doesn't show up. When I long click on the keyboard to ...
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Is there a native way to install a keyboard layout or input method for the Lao language? I can only find apps and “soft keyboards”

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A that I bought in China a month or two ago. So it's using MIUI. It only comes with a few languages and I can't find a way to install others. (Simplified Chinese, Traditional ...
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Problems to get keycodes from fitness bike Android console

I've been working on an Android powered fitness bike for a while now, to basically pull the workout information generated by the bike in realtime, to use it with other applications running in a remote ...
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Malayalam handwriting language download

I am using Android phone Lava with Android 4.4.2 version. Last year I have installed Google Handwriting Input very 1.6.1 and was using Malayalam handwriting without any problems. Last week I have ...
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How do I get/enable “Setup Input Method” notification back on my Galaxy S5?

I'm using multiple keyboard apps on my Galaxy S5 device. I switch them more often from notification bar by clicking Setup Input Method ( It show up only if any of keyboard on active ). But just before ...
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How to add a custom keymap / keyboard layout to Sony Xperia keyboard?

As far as input methods go, I like the Xperia Keyboard from Sony best. However, I would like to slightly modify the English keymap. Specifically, I want to add some additional accented characters to ...
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Why does Google Pinyin Input need to access my contacts?

A pop-up message says that Google Pinyin Input tries to access my contacts. Does anyone know why an input method needs to access a user's contacts? It is strange that this message popped up when I ...
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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

I have Fairphone 2 running Fairphone Open OS, and I'm making a quixotic effort to avoid installing non-free (as in freedom) software on it and to optimize privacy. I want swipe input, but I don't ...
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Is it possible to have the system/kernel reverse x-axis touch input?

I have a galaxy S6 G920F. I have this problem with my touchscreen. The x-axis input is reversed. When I touch it on the left part it registers the touch on the right etc.. Is there a way to just ...
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NullPointerException when opening Language & Input settings

I have a rooted Lenovo P770, where I uninstalled several "system" apps, including the stock keyboard, TouchPal. After a factory reset I installed AnySoftKeyboard with adb (adb shell ime...), and now ...
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Greenify ruins my Samsung Keyboard Input Languages

I've installed this Greenify app on my non-rooted Galaxy S3. It really does the magic after hibernating some of the non-system apps (e.g. FB, Twitter, etc.) - phone runs faster, battery drains down ...
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How can blind users enter (keyboard) characters without resorting to a braille I/O device?

If I am unable to use my eyesight¹ and also unable to use my mouth², then how can I comfortably enter characters into my device using only one free hand? Suppose TalkBack is enabled. Is there ...
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New keyboard app not listed in Language & input settings page

I downloaded and imported Android SDK's Softkeyboard example (an app) to Android studio and installed it into my Sony xPeria Z3 running Android 5.1.1. That said, I do not see the app name in Language &...
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Can the android keyboard input be forced to display on the screen?

I have a galaxy n5110 tablet. Previously holding the menu button down brought the keyboard up in scummvm but now it tries to open a search app. I have changed the action to nothing but all that ...
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Android japanese with romaji inputs

On PC, you have your standard romaji keyboard, and when you enter "ka" it automatically converts it to the corresponding character, instead of having straight hiragana keys. Can one do that on ...
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Is there a way to make voice recognition multi-language?

I am German but my Android is in English for various reasons. However, I like using voice commands since it is the fastest way to get the music playing I like. It recognizes most bands without any ...
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How do you input Cantonese characters in Android?

I am able to use handwriting to input Chinese characters. However, I would like to input Cantonese characters (which are slightly different from Chinese characters). How do I do this?
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Is it possible to simulate touch without root?

Is there any way to simulate a touch (anywhere) on the screen without root? If not, is there any other way I can perform a cardboard 'select' action without magnet support, or opening up my cardboard ...
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Using Multi-Lang IME with external keyboard [duplicate]

This is my first time posting to Stack Exchange, so if I can improve my question, please let me know! I have an external keyboard which I want to use with my Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet. I would also ...
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How can I write in Tamil language with Google Handwriting Input?

OS - Android 4.4.2 Phone - Huawei Honor 6 UI - EmotionUI 2.3 I want to add additional language (Tamil language) under Settings - Language & Input - Language, how can I add it? If I could add ...
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Install keyboard on Android Wear

I've got an Android wear device.(the LG G Watch) And I installed some APK apps via ADB. How can I install a keyboard on Android Wear that I can use in apps I installed with ADB? I tried plugging in a ...
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Stop splitting words for non-English languages

How can one stop Android's autocorrect from adding spaces to split compound words? This is terrible behaviour for many non-English languages. Short story long: The default behaviour of the Android ...
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How do I get Korean keyboard on Huawei Ascend G6

How do I install a Korean keyboard on the Huawei Ascend G6?
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ADB shell: change IME method gives error “Unknown ID: null”

I bought a Chinese Android 4.2.2 smartwatch and discover it does not have a virtual keyboard. There is also no "input" option in Settings (there is "language" only). I installed a third party ...
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Compose key on external blutooth-connected keyboard

I have a Reudo RBK-3000BT VER 1.0 keyboard connected by Bluetooth to an Android 4.2.2 phone. Can I use a compose key feature with such a keyboard? For instance I would type CAPSLOCK+^+o and it would ...
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Why can't a keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S3 collect passwords?

When I enable an input method (a keyboard app) on a Nexus device, I see the following confirmation message: This input method may be able to collect all the text that you type, including personal ...
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Associating a particular input method with a specific app

Is there a way to associate a particular input method with a specific app? For example, I'd like to always use the Hacker's Keyboard with the Terminal Emulator, while using SwiftKey for most other ...
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How do I move the voice input button to the numeric keyboard in KitKat?

In Android 4.4. KitKat, how do I move the voice input icon, i.e. the one with the microphone icon, from the alphabetic keyboard (next to the spacebar, at left) to the numeric keyboard? At least up to ...
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Is There A Keyboard Layout Creator for Android?

I have created a keyboard layout for the language I speak on windows using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I want to port the same layout to Phones. Before the cursing starts, I have done a ...
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missing default english keyboard ime

My tablet has the English language as an option. but under keyboard and input methods, chinese is the only option. Is there a way I can install the default android english ime?
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Phone forgets selected input methods?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S+ with Cyanogenmod 10.1 (built 2013-04-15) (Kernel 3.0.73-rc1-PhenomKernel-V3). I have turned off Google voice input in the keyboard settings because I never use it and ...
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What does “adb shell ime list” commands do?

What do the following two commands mean? adb shell ime list -s adb shell ime list and why don't they return anything at all? See code below: aneesh@nb-14:~$ adb shell ime list -s aneesh@nb-14:~$ ...
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Flaw in `adb shell ime list -a`?

I wanted to understand how to work with IMEs. More precisely, I was trying to figure out how to disable in a single command one can disable all the input methods so that the hardware keyboard takes ...
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Text not being underlined in internet app on S4

I have an issue with my S4 browser: Open Google site using the default Internet app (not Chrome) Enable predictive text, input about 8 dots and then add some following characters Notice that ...
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Multi-language support packs?

I've purchased my Optimus Net in late 2011. Several languages are supported but not a whole lot of world languages. For instance I would like to add support for Chinese but it's not available from the ...
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How can I disable profanity filtering of autocomplete suggestions?

I'm using a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2.2. I started using the baked in Swype imitation/gesture typing as soon as I found out it was there. However, the profanity filtering is extremely frustrating. ...
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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Only types 1 letter at a time

My girlfriend just bought a New Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGS3), everything is good however, when she tries to type something into a field box on the internet, it only types one letter at a time Eg: Signing ...
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Install Russian input method on android

I don't have Russian input method in the list of methods available. Tried third party apps like 'change locale' bu they are changing interface of the OS and not giving me to type in Russian. Android ...
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Input via voice and handwritten works, but not keyboard on app on Galaxy 2

I am working within an app that has text fields for entry. I can highlight and cut the text if it auto-populates and I can even use the text-to-speech and handwriting input methods. When I use the ...
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Wii remote -> InputDevice?

Does anyone know of a Wii remote enabler that maps the remote onto an Android InputDevice, the same way that gamepads etc work? I've found lots of Wii remote apps on the market, but they all map the ...
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What would it take to turn my Android phone into a full-fledged TV gaming console?

I recently found an app called DroidEmu which basically lets me play any GBA, GBC, GameGear, Genesis, Nes, or Snes game I want on my phone. I also discovered a way to connect PS3 controllers to my ...
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In using a VNC to control a computer, is it possible to have the cursor go to where you touch?

I don't have an Android device, but I'm thinking of getting a Nexus tablet, and using android-vnc-viewer to make the Nexus an input device to control the PC, and provide faster cursor movement/text ...
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How do I force the 'showing' of an onscreen keyboard (soft-keyboard) when already 'paired' with a bluetooth keyboard?

My question is the exact inverse of this question. Motivating use-case. I've paired and am using my Bluetooth apple keyboard. Just happy. I'm running ICS, on an HTC- Evo 4G LTE. Then, 7-8 mins later (...