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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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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Android WebView keyup event problem [migrated]

I've noticed that in android WebView it appears that the JavaScript keyup event is fired even though the user has not yet released the key. Tested using the following fragment... document....
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Keyboard Long Key Press in Android WebVIew [migrated]

Anyone have any ideas how to handle a long press of a keyboard key in Android WebView. I had assumed I would simply be able to use the KeyboardEvent repeat property (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-...
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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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Bluestacks Keyboard

Okay, so when I try to type on some apps, the keyboard instantly goes away when I press SHIFT or CAPS LOCK. It wipes my entire message, and the whole keyboard disappears. Someone help please, it is ...
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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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Can non-current-keyboard app (non-current-input-method) record my keystrokes (keylogger)?

I don't really trust the mobile manufacturers in my place. The first thing I bought a new phone is installing a trusted input method app (keyboard app) and switch to that keyboard app. But I am ...
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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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How to force my own tablet's keyboard keep open across apps [system wide](prefering temporally)

Here's the scenario: Trying make the best of my old Gtab 10.1, android 4.4, to study. (He has died 3 years ago, resurrected this year) It's said that handwriting is better for learning, and i think ...
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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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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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Keyboard overlaps text boxes [closed]

I've been having this strange issue for a while where my keyboard overlaps in app text boxes. It happens with every kind of text box that sits on top of the keyboard. It seems like it aligns with the ...
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Is it possible to add a feature from app to another through .xml editing?

So I had just discovered this keyboard app called the Multiling O Keyboard which is very useful, but one thing I hate about it is that, it doesn't have the permanent notification feature which the ...
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Choosing input method when on MessagEase

Recently found the MessagEase keyboard and really like it, but don't necessarily want to use it all the time. With the other keyboards I use, I long press on the spacebar will open the "Choose ...
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How can I use Termux with the JuiceSSH interface?

I would like to use Termux and its package manager as a local terminal, but I cannot get used to its keyboard. The volume buttons are a poor choice IMO, as they require significant finger pressure and ...
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How to pin android keyboard to stay onscreen all the time?

Is it possible to pin/force keyboard to stay all the time onscreen even when input box doesn't exist. Which software keyboard have this functionality?
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How can I install keyboard for android 4.0.4 on android 5.1.1?

My phone with android 4.0.4 is rooted and I got the SamsungIME apk and odex files, moved them to the phone with android 5.1.1, but when I try to install, it simply says "App not installed". ...
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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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Upgrade keyboard to another phone's

I've had three phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note line, a Note 3, a Note 5, and now for a few years I've been using a Note 8. I have enjoyed a keyboard on which I can draw a shape which has a vertex at ...
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Checking for software vs. hardware keyboard problems.? Lenovo A12 YB-Q501F Android 6.0.1

I've got the tablet listed above, and discovered that the built-in keyboard (called the Halo Keyboard) now barely functions. A few keys on the left side of the keyboard work, but not consistently. ...
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Use just personal or learned dictionary

I use gboard. There is autocorrection or autocomplete, using some system dictionary. And there is learned words. I want to disable system dictionary and use just my own learned data. Or maybe there is ...
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What algorithm does Android used to translate touchscreen events to scancodes?

I have been debating someone recently about whether physical keyboards are faster than touchscreen keyboards. I have a lot of CS knowledge, but not a lot of Android knowledge. Therefore, during this ...
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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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Stop the keyboard from suggesting words from all downloaded languages

I recently installed 4 languages on Samsung Galaxy S10+. To my surprise, regardless of the language I choose to write in (= scroll to), it seems to suggest words in all 4 of them simultaneously. It ...
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Change keyboard laylout for Android on VMWare

I have successfully installed Android 7.1 on my VMWare Workstation Player 15 but I want to change the keyboard layout to a german layout. Does anyone know which config file needs to be changed to ...
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How can I get the arrow keys back in the centre of the SwiftKey keyboard?

Until yesterday my SwiftKey keyboard showed arrow keys in the middle of the keyboard. I had switched on the thumb layout and the arrow keys for a compact yet functional layout. Since yesterday (...
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What happened to my dotted underline in the keyboard suggestion strip?

I've recently upgraded my phone, and have mostly managed to get the keyboard back to how it was, with one exception. When I used glide typing before on my old phone (AOSP keyboard), the middle word ...
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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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How does Android Chrome send newline from soft keyboard?

I am attempting to access an ESP32 microcontroller running MicroPython over a web interface using the following page WebREPL which within my local network using Chrome on my PC is all fine. The ...
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GBoard: Use system-wide speech2text engine

I'm using GBoard, quite often using the built-in spech-to-text function via the directly accessible button here: But I have the feeling that the speech-to-text function which is android built-in and ...
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How to use clipboard in Galaxy A30s everywhere?

When going through the options available on my keyboard, found a section which references "Clipboard". In specific places, like in Stack Overflow's question box we can se from the opacity ...
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How to write « and » in Galaxy A30s?

Oftentimes I write texts that require the usage of a combination between ', " and «. Yet I have to copy from anywhere « anytime I want to use it and that's not the nicest experience. This is the ...
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Physical keyboard shortcuts that use the “search” key?

According to the physical keyboard configuration on my android phone, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that involve the "search" key. E.g. "🔍+⏎" for home. I've included a ...
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Keyboard won't open for sideloaded apps on my Sony Bravia VU1

I've sideloaded both Chrome and Firefox on my Sony Bravia VU1. I have LeanKey Keyboard installed as the default keyboard and it works fine everywhere in the system except in Chrome and Firefox. All I ...
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Add Custom Language Spellcheck

this is sort of a broad question but I'm not sure where else to ask it. I've tried to research this but have not come up with any solid way forward. I would like to help speakers of a language that is ...
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How to use Windows Key on RD Client?

On RD Client we have Windows key. If I connect external keyboard to android phone without windows key, how can I use windows key on the physical keyboard?
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Hacker keyboard 5 row compact layout - where is the euro sign?

I've been using the hacker keyboard for ages, and with a bigger screen, I started to use the 5 row compact layout - the US international layout that is used for normal keyboards on laptops and ...
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How to get back the information that the Matlab keyboard might have acquired(including passwords,etc)? Should I change them?

When I switch into the Matlab keyboard it warns me that the entry methods might retain every information I type,including passwords,credit numbers,etc. I've already used the keyboard so I'd like to ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 (Android 5.1.1) extremely laggy typing

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 with Android 5.1.1 os. I got this cheap phone ~a year and a half ago. Works well overall, but there's one problem that I had since I bought it, the typing is very slow; it'...
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Why does GBoard have inconsistent “space to use autocorrect”?

My GBoard is having so many issues with how it autocorrects next work suggestions. Generally if I hit space bar it automatically inserts the suggested word from the suggested word row above the ...
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How to know what are the supported char sets in my android device

In my android device, I want to know what are the supported character sets? Is there any way to know the list of character sets supported by adb command?
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Does gboard have a key to switch keyboard apps?

I am looking for a way to quickly switch between keyboard apps while using gboard. My phone is a redmi 5. For e.g if I am writing a message I prefer gboard. But when I have to write code I want to ...
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View the keyboard's list of learned words? (user dictionary)

Is there a way to view a list of all the words the keyboard has learned from my input? My dictionary saves things like passwords and they pop up as auto-suggestions (!!!!!) which is a monstrously ...

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