Questions tagged [keyboard]

For issues with the keyboard (the tool by which we enter text in apps), whether physical or virtual -- but "in" your device. Please use more specialized tags if they better apply to your issue: e.g. 'external-keyboard' or 'keyboard-shortcuts'

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Are there any keyboards with swipe functionality available that are more precise than the main options? [migrated]

I use a combination of swiping and voice input to type on mobile because I have hand problems and having too many presses is painful for me. But I always end up having to edit what I say because of ...
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My motorola 5g stylus updated and the keyboard for logging in is gone

My information is as follows. My keyboard is the default keyboard. I disabled gboard. The update was last night. I was not logged in when I clicked update, (it was a security update, I turned it on ...
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Invoke on screen keyboard on android when connected to external keyboard

I'm using a Galaxy Tab S7 with an external keyboard and an external password manager (dashlane). One of the issues I'm facing is that when using an external keyboard, I no longer get password ...
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Why do so many settings not appear on my phone?

I have an LG samsung android 10. A lot of settings don't appear on my phone when I search them or when I go to the branch that handles them. For example, I tried to toggle "show keyboard button&...
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How to use only part of the screen?

I am working on a blackberry-style keyboard attachment for any Android phone (https://github.com/Dakkaron/Fairberry). For the next revision, I'd like the keyboard to be able to slide over the screen, ...
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Do keyboard apps which are enabled but not selected have access to input text?

I installed a keyboard app on Android 6 and when enabling it, the OS showed a warning that the keyboard app has access to input text. Since the warning appeared on enabling, not selecting, this ...
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Gboard: How to define word in Personal Dictionary when keyboard doesn't use roman alphabet?

When adding a entry into personal dictionary, what do you set as the "input shortcut" when your keyboard doesn't use the roman alphabet? I use a Traditional Chinese Cangjie keyboard (which ...
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termux .inputrc and the ALT key

On my Samsung phone using Samsung keyboard: I am trying to modify key bindings for readline in ~/.inputrc by adding: "\C-x9": dump-functionss "\M-x9": dump-functions I reload ....
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Open keyboard in Android recovery mode

So I am taking the CompTIA A+ certification courses and on one of the sections about radio firmware, they say after placing Update.zip in the root of the SD card to boot into recovery then press Alt+S ...
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How can I find out if my keyboard is connecting to the internet?

I have it cut off from the internet on AFWall+ and I'm using XPrivacyLua with everything checked except "read clipboard". How can I now make sure whether or not it's connecting to the ...
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Why does my phone pause when entering text?

When entering text on my keyboard, my phone often pauses and does nothing for about a second, returning to normal operation after. I mainly swipe, so sometimes it gives me the word I was swiping, but ...
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Send Physical keystrokes to the keyboard on emulator or real device

I need a way to press a key on an Android Keyboard ( irrespective of its language). For example, if the keyboard is in English and I press the "q" key it should type "q" but when ...
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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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Google voice typing unable to make corrections. How to reset or update?

I use "Google voice typing" for typing and often use the voice typing feature to input foreign language that I have no input method for. On my main phone, I some how lost the capability to ...
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How do I switch between keyboards if accessibility button is displayed in bottom-right corner?

In the rightmost area of the navigation bar, button for fast switching between keyboard apps (e. g. SwiftKey and Hacker Keyboard) is visible when a keyboard is open. But if accessibility button is ...
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Can I use my volume key as ctrl key on Android? If so how?

In termux, volume up button is used as ctrl key. I want the same functionality also outside termux. Is it possible?
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Physical keyboard samsung trio + enter key + viber

I have a problem with my physical keyboard samsung trio when i use viber. When I press the Enter key, changes line, instead of sending the message. This does not happen in facebook messenger. Is a ...
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Keyboard connected via USB OTG writes wrong characters

I have keyboard+mouse combo connected via USB A -> USB C reduction. Mouse works as expected, but keyboard writes wrong characters (it starts in second line see below). I tried two different USB ...
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Create a Laki language for Android keyboard

I want to create a language for Android keyboards, the language has many speakers in my country. The language is Laki. I searched and found we have a Laki keyboard in Android, but it's not complete. ...
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Google search bar widget closes keyboard after typing one letter

Using s21, most recent update 01/04/2022. This has been happening for a while. When I use the Google search bar widget (not the chrome app), the first time I type something into the search bar, it'll ...
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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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Calling up an arbitrary dictation app from within a keyboard app (Swype)

I've been using the Swype/Dragon keyboard for years, because I found its swipe-typing function to work best, and the voice dictation was also the best for the languages I needed. Despite the app's ...
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How can I configure Android so that the keyboard appears by default when clicking on the settings search box?

When I click on the search box in the settings, by default no keyboard appears: I have to click again on the search box for the keyboard to appear. Instead I would like the keyboard to appear by ...
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Division symbol replaces Accented vowel choice

My Samsung S8 subs a division symbol when I long-press a letter key to accent it (for ex/ the vowel 'e') instead of allowing me to choose among accented letters. Ex/ the symbol ÷ shows up as a weird ...
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Multilingual Gboard [duplicate]

I have an issue with my Gboard. My phone system language is English, however I often use Russian (my native language) and German (as I currently live here). I've added a German keyboard and enabled ...
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Disable fullscreen keyboard in landscape mode?

Do we have any solution for this, without rooting the phone? I've seen videos from 6 years back when people are hunting for this. Now in 2021, in the time of foldables, it's pretty awkward having a ...
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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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Can I make the keyboard appear automatically when an input box is active before having to tap it first?

Whenever a text box is active and the cursor is flashing in an app, I have to tap the box to get the keyboard to come up. Why is it not coming up on its own. This is how I'm used to my iPhone behaving....
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Umlauts (Ö, Ü, Ä) on English US-International keyboards on Android with a physcial keyboard

Alt codes don't seem to do anything. AltGr + O, U, A create ó, ú, á. I need a way to type ö, ü and ä without switching layouts. I'm using a Galaxy Tab S7 on Android 11, if it matters.
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App-based language selection for Samsung keyboard?

Is there any solution for the problem in question? I want to use EN(UK) whenever I use the keyboard in the browser, but I want to use another language whenever Im using the gmail app. Is it somehow ...
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Open keyboard when a new screen opens while selecting a text

On Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus when some applications were opening a dialog box and simultaneously select a text in an input field of that dialog box, the Gboard keyboard (that has been my input method) ...
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I can't use one of keyboard keys

In a non-english language (Persian) when I want to use a special character, I should tap on shift key (⇑) and then use the character. Other way is hold one special key to use the character. In second ...
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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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How To Send Text Message With BlueTooth Keyboard, Instead Of Starting New Line? [duplicate]

I'm not just talking about sending in Whatsapp. I'm talking about the native texting system for andriod phones. I have a MX Key, and for some odd reason. No matter what I do, I can't get "enter&...
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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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Using default device keyboard on app with its own keyboard

I'd like to use the default keyboard on my phone (SwiftKey) when I use the graphing calculator app called Geogebra. However, it has its own keyboard for inputting math; Can anyone show me how to use ...
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Is it possible to autocorrect the last word when sending an SMS?

iOS has the capability that, when pressing the send button in the Message app, that the last word gets autocorrected, without having to hit the spacebar after the last word. Is there a way to do this ...
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Will a wireless usb keyboard work with android smartphone

I have a samsung A10 android 10 smartphone. I intend to buy a On The Go USB adapter and plug in the Keyboard adapter that is usually connected to my laptop so i can use my wireless keyboard and mouse ...
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How do i get my keyboard to stay up?

I want to play a game, but I would normally need a computer to do so. It uses WASD controls, so I thought if I could make my keyboard stay up, I could use that. Is it possible to do so? If not, are ...
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Android keyboard shortcut to open launcher

I am experimenting with using and android tablet for a bit of work. On newer versions of android swiping down presents on with a searchable list of all the apps. It would be very useful to be able to ...
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How do I keep voice to text active in gboard? Even during silences

I often use gboard's text to speech to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by click the microphone on the keyboard. How do I keep ...
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Android x86 change Keyboard layout

How can I change the keyboard layout used by Android from the command line? I installed the Android-x86 release from https://www.android-x86.org/ in a VirtualBox VM. Unfortunately, the VM only boots ...
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Keyboard is opening in contexts which used to be numpad only

I'm running Android 11 on a Google Pixel 4. It used to be that, when placing the cursor in a numeric input field, the numeric keyboard would open immediately. However, today, in all apps, I noticed it ...
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"Home" key for moving the input caret to the beginning, not for exiting to the home screen?

In the Android emulator, in a text input field, if I press the "Home" key on the keyboard, it exits to the home screen. I want it to move the input caret to the start of the line, as it does ...
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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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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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Vietcombank Smart OTP app says "Your device does not match security requirements. Please re-activate Smart OTP on other devices"

I am trying to use the app Vietcombank Smart OTP on Android. This is the Smart OTP app of the Vietnamese leading bank Vietcombank. The app downloads fine, but everytime I start it up I get this error ...
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Samsung S21 where is enable auto space after period setting

I cannot find the setting for auto space after period when I'm typing a message on my Samsung S21. Anybody knows where it is? *hope it's not part of the autocorrect, because I have that turned off, ...
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How to automate user actions?

I've seen a few questions similar to this before, but they all seem to be concerned with performing tasks in apps rather than actually simulating user action (e.g. swipes, taps, keypresses, etc.) in a ...
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How do I remove the change keyboard button in android 11?

I keep hitting it instead of the spacebar and I want to remove it from the keyboard if I can. Circled in the photo.
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