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

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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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S-Pen only (touch screen disabled)?

I take hand written notes on my Samsung Tablet S3, as well as my Samsung Note 8 phone, using the S Pen. Both are on Android 9. Palm rejection and other accidental touches are mostly rejected, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to long-press in android 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 using ADB?

I discovered that the command below does not execute in android 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 but it executes from android 4.4+. input touchscreen swipe x1 y1 x2 y2 [duration] I am using my old android 4.1.2 and ...
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How to control the phone with on screen touchpad?

In Windows 10 and above there is an option like in the below screenshot to control the current device using a virtual touchpad. I'm looking for something similar in Android. To be more precise I'm not ...
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adb shell input key event : perform a toggle button on off action

Questions How do I in Android 10 toggle on /off the hotspot using adb Su switch on / off for shell- How do I turn on Magisk manager && goto security options && there turn on / ...
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How do I use ADB Input Events for users, other than phone owner?

I can easily automate input events using something like this: adb shell input tap 300 300 And I am doing this, indeed, to automate configs exporting process for some owner installed apps. Although, I ...
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Use an Android tablet for drawing on PC while seeing only a zoomed in portion of the entire screen

I'm looking for a way to utilize my 10" Samsung tablet as a drawing display tablet for use with arbitrary Windows 10 apps (like Photoshop, any pixel art tools, basically without hard limitations) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do about broken touch input?

Lately a section of my phone's* screen has become unresponsive to touch. Attempts to tap this untappable section result in a tap registering randomly around the problem area. I can't draw in the ...
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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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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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What's the difference between "Voice input" and "On-device speech recognition"?

I've noticed that on my Android 13 device (a Pixel 5), in the Languages & input settings, there are two speech input related options: Voice input On-device speech recognition both have the ...
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Use the phone stylus/digitizer as a PC input method

I would like to use my Samsung Note; taking advantage of its digitizer; as a input device of the desktop pc. I suppose the question/answer can also apply to other brands and the touch screen. Is it ...
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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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Add D-Pad Support To App

Nowadays, flip phones run android. You are able to install any app, as long as it supports the framework. But, the one problem is that there is no touchscreen on flip phones. Is there a way to add &...
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How to open keyboard in Wine app?

I would like to use Notepad++ on Android, if possible. The only thing I found was this app, which, unlike the regular Wine, seems to emulate an entire Windows system. The only problem: I can't enter ...
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