Questions tagged [input-methods]

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

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How the f*&% to stop voice-to-text from censoring profanity?

The voice-to-text feature is very useful, but every once in a while when sending an SMS or email message to a friend, I want to really let loose. However, Google, in their defense of my virginal eyes,...
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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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How can I get word completion with physical keyboard?

Is there any app or method that provides word completion when using a physical keyboard?
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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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Can I use arrow keys?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-I9100 running Android 2.3.5. I love the "Swype" keyboard except I really want arrow keys. Is there please a way to add them or switch them on? (Background) I know I ...
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How to switch input method quickly on Android?

Since I need to use many different input methods at the same time so I wonder if there is a way to switch input method faster than pulling down the notification bar and clicking select input method?
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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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How to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

When I type something into the search box at the top right of the main page, I get a Next key instead of the Go or enter key. If I enter text in search, pressing Next takes me to the interesting tags ...
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decent right-click emulation

I'm using aDOSbox to play some classical games. This in turn uses SDL library, one of the thing this library does is emulate mouse. It's the same library, that is also used by ScummVM. I've got it ...
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Why doesn't my Evo bring up the Hacker's Keyboard?

I have an HTC Evo, which is still on Froyo. I've installed Swype and Graffiti, and while I mostly use Graffiti (I used to rock a Palm III), I switch as I need. I heard of the Hacker's Keyboard on ...
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Is there a keyboard featuring Undo/Redo? [closed]

Undo/redo feature is generally provided by input box host app, but.. the way Android's input works, it can be provided universally for all input boxes. Is there a keyboard which has undo/redo feature?
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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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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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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 (...
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Setting an external keyboard to the Colemak layout

I have found soft keyboard applications that provide the Colemak layout for the virtual keyboard. However, I need the layout when touch-typing on a physical keyboard. In my case, I'm using a regular ...
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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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How to have multiple input languages?

I just unboxed a nexus 7 and coming from an iPhone I am missing the possibility to set multiple input languages for the on screen keyboard. I need to type text in English and in Italian but I can't ...
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How to type and handwrite Japanese on devices without Japanese input?

By default there is no Japanese input in Samsung keyboard. I know there is a plugin called Multiling with it's HanWriting plugin but it only supports 1 letter by time. Is there a way to handwrite ...
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How to switch Input Method / keyboard?

I recently upgraded my Galaxy S2 from Android 2.x to 4.0.3. I had, and still have, two keyboards installed & enabled - MultiLing Keyboard, and Swype. In my previous ROM, long-pressing an input ...
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How to add Chinese Input Method to English Android 2.2 Phone

I have an HTC Legend with Android 2.2. I can switch between the standard input method (on-screen qwerty) and Graffiti by a long press in an input field. I would like to be able to type chinese ...
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How can I get dictionaries for more input languages?

Ok, so I figured out I can enable other input languages through settings, which at least makes it easier to enter some special characters, but only the biggest languages have "Dictionary available". ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note keyboard software

Is the software for the Galaxy Note keyboard (and its possibly its other unique features) available for other Android devices? I am willing to pay and I also have a rooted phone, if that helps me get ...
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Why does my phone keep asking me to select an input method?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Nexus a couple of days ago, and set it up so I can use both an English keyboard and a Russian one. Since I did that, though, my phone asks me over and over to select an ...
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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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Is there a Japanese input method for tablets that fits the screen better than Simeji?

I do a fair amount of e-mailing in Japanese from GMail in Android. On my cell phone (Nexus One), I use Simeji to type Japanese characters, and it does a good job. However, I recently got a Samsung ...
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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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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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Android audio input

I know that on the iPhone you can plug in your guitar and other audio devices but can you do this on Android? Can any recording application do this?
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Google Japanese Input/Simeji warning about inserted data

I've recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Pocket with Gingerbread (Android 2.3). I expected Japanese not to be there as an input method, although Korean is there (why Korean and not Japanese and Chinese?)...
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Is there a way to get a “zoom balloon” (like on the iphone) when sliding over a text input field?

Is there any way to show a zoom balloon (like on the iphone), whenever sliding over a text field to show us where the marker is, and allow us to move it correctly.
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What are the privacy downsides to using Google's Gboard keyboard for Android?

For several reasons, I do what I can to avoid using Google products. But I do currently use the Android OS (at least for now). One thing I like about Android is being able to use any keyboard app ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I prevent hyphens causing text input to break in the Android Browser?

I have a Verizon Motorola Droid Pro (Android 2.3.3), and a persistent aggravation with the browser application. Whenever typing in an input field and using a dash - that is adjacent to its preceding ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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. ...