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How can I enable swipe typing and autocorrect in Juice SSH?

The Juice SSH app disables swipe typing and autocorrect on the keyboard by default. How can I switch these features back on? The Juice SSH FAQ says to swipe right on the keyboard1: In normal JuiceSSH ...
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Is there a fast way to write Pinyin on Gboard?

Is there a fast way to write Pinyin on Gboard, which makes the diverse spelling rules and rules for the tone mark and apostrophes user-friendly through suggestions on top of the keyboard as we are ...
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Is it possible to spoof touchscreen inputs without user interaction? [duplicate]

Consider the following system: Stock Android 9, unrooted USB and wireless debugging unavailable screen permanently turned off So basically a headless Android device. Question: Is it possible to ...
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How to use only half of my android screen by default

Context: I wanted to reduce my screen time. I have been using my phone in grayscale and it helps. The other thing I used to do was put my samsung phone in ultra power saving mode which would only let ...
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How to change typing layout for physical keyboard on android tablet?

I got a QWERTZ keyboard made by Samsung for my Samsung Galaxy tablet because literally I couldn't buy anything else and was lucky to even find this one. I prefer QWERTY, so I'm wondering how I can ...
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LG V60 Keyboard changed overnight

Up until the last couple of days my keyboard had a certain layout with long-press options for the letters and also a row of buttons for emojis, gifs and other fun option at the top. Now, it's just ...
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Is there any way to force opening a keyboard?

I've recently bought Lenovo Tab M9 tablet. Unfortunately on one of the websites I frequently use, the keyboard doesn't show in a field I need to type. Is there any way to force opening virtual ...
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Flip right shift and cursor "up" keys for external USB keyboard on Android

On my USB-C keyboard which I use with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S23), the placement of the right shift-key is very weird and I keep hitting the "up" cursor key, which I curse the ...
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Simulating KeyEvent to trigger AccessibilityService callbacks

I need help with Android accessibility. I'm trying to simulate the KeyEvents that trigger the onKeyEvent callback using the adb shell input command. However, it turns out that only actual key presses ...
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Where's Lamedh in Gboard's Hebrew Keyboard?

I'm trying to type Hebrew into Duolingo on the Android app, and I'm mostly able to use the Gboard keyboard. However, it appears to be missing the letter Lamedh. Here's a sample screencap of the ...
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Is some setting responsible for unresponsiveness of CVC entering

For the last few weeks, I have been unable to enter the CVC for the credit card on the phone. Whether its an app going to a service called Windcave or a site in the browser going to it, I can fill in ...
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GBoard not available in work profile

I have Microsoft InTune and this makes two categories of apps: managed (work) apps and personal apps. In MS Teams, for example, I have a problem that there is only default Samsung keyboard and I can't ...
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In Android 13, how can I type the tick character?

As the title says: How can I type the tick character (´) in usual Android devices (Android 13)? I haven't found a keyboard app yet that provides this character. In Western Europe, the tick character ...
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How to change ortograph correction in WhatsApp on Android 13

I have a OnePlus phone. When I type particular words that I use a lot like: "pos", it will change it to uppercase "POS". I tried to add "pos" to the dictionary, but it is ...
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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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How to navigate and interact with a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen using an external keyboard

I have a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen, and I'm attempting to save my data. I've connected an external USB keyboard and mouse, as well as inserted an SD card for backup. However, I'm ...
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Accessing learned words Samsung Galaxy A12 keyboard

I share a phone with someone who's being shifty and I just need some help. I was typing an email address into the search bar on the Samsung Galaxy A12 that we share and as I was doing so, a whole ...
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Code aware / exact entry version of keyboard for Android?

I hate it when I am writing code* and all the English rules get applied. When I type i++, it shows I++. I have to actually like press the lowercase i accept option before I type the ++ or not ...
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How to add US international keyboard on Android?

I bought a Bluetooth QWERTY external keyboard for my Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8) running Android 13. But I need to make the French accent and special characters. I know it's possible to put ...
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Samsung Galaxy suddenly installed many unremovable keyboards

Today, I looked at my Samsung Galaxy and found multiple "Keyboard downloaded" notifications. Afterward, I had many unwanted Keyboard languages instead of the previously configured Hebrew-...
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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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Gboard Arabic keyboard layout with extra-alphabetic diacritics

I was wondering whether it would be a good idea for the implementers of gboard Arabic keyboard to include a keyboard layout, perhaps for adult and kid learners, that included the ability to insert all ...
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How to quickly draw something and send as image directly from the keyboard?

The usual keyboard lets handwrite something, but it digitizes the handwrite before sending it. On the other hand, many apps allow direct sending of an image or gif. How can I quickly prevent ...
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Intercept all key on Xiaomi Pad 5 with physical keyboard

I'm trying to create a remote workplace with: AnyDesk MacBook Xiaomi Pad 5 Logitech MX key. On a Mac, I enabled a keyboard assistant to track keystrokes. AnyDesk on both devices. The keyboard works ...
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Samsung Wallet PIN keyboard not working after replacing screen

I've replaced the screen of my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and did a factory reset of it. Afterward, I cannot set up Samsung Wallet anymore because I simply cannot tap on the PIN keyboard. I would guess ...
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Buggy on-screen keyboard in WireApp

Appears Wire no-longer takes bug reports ala https://github.com/wireapp/wire/issues/391 so maybe someone here knows from where this problem originates. I run newer Wire in Kotlin on Graphene OS, so ...
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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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USB mouse keyboard and hub not working

When i connect my usb hub to my phone and try to use the mouse which is pluged in my usb hub it is not showing the arrow nor the keyboard is working.
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Is there a way to manually bring up the keyboard?

I am trying to play a Pico-8 game in my browser that requires keyboard Inputs but my keyboard does not appear. Is there a way to manually bring up the keyboard or have it on permanently?
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Android keyboard with different principle?

Android keyboard with different principle? Hello, I don't know about you but I am still frustrated by typing on a capacitive screen keyboards and I have tried many of them on different phones. Maybe ...
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How to disable keyboard suggestions in HiSense A5 Pro?

HiSense A5 Pro, Android 10. When I am typing, just above keyboard section there is a row with possible completion/suggestions for the words I am typing in. I would like to disable this feature. Is ...
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Samsung DEX in Bulgarian Phonetic

I am trying to type from my computer on the connected Samsung Cell Phone (in Viber) in Bulgarian. There is Bulgarian Phonetic both on the phone and the computer. The Bulgarian that comes up when ...
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How do I learn an external bluetooth device's Vendor and Product IDs?

Recently, I purchased an external Bluetooth keyboard (Rii i4) for my unrooted AYN Odin device, running on Android 10. I wish I read the reviews beforehand. Said keyboard's keyboard section does not ...
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Getting keypress sound file

How can I go about obtaining the default Android keyboard button press sound file? If it is not readily obtainable, how can I obtain a similar 'click' sound effect? -Thanks
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How to enter specific characters by typing specific words without special keys

I would like to have my Android tablet recognize every time I enter a specific codeword or sequence of characters like, e.g. "qtqtqt" and turn it automatically into a specific symbol like, e....
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How to remap keyboard shortcut?

I have found many discussions about how to use a different layout or swap two key, say, caps lock and CTRL, by something like External Keyboard Helper Pro, but is it possible to remap key shortcut, ...
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Use keyboard as touchscreen input on Chromebook

I play Recharge RC on my Chromebook but I don't like using the touch screen. Is it possible to use my keyboard inputs and transfer them to touchscreen inputs?
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Should the layout of Android's "secure keyboard" be localized?

Some application use the "secure keyboard" of my ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12 customized by Oppo). While my device is configured to use German language, the keyboard displayed in such apps uses ...
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Prevent keyboard from popping up when clicking a text box on Android

We have a Samsung Galaxy tablet running Android 8.1. We use it for inventory. We have a Bluetooth scan gun that goes with it and when hooked up to a tablet it registers as a physical keyboard. It ...
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Type text in non-Latin language using Latin/English transcription in Android

Is there any way to make your Android keyboard type in the Latin alphabet but write in another language, e.g. Persian (Farsi) or other languages? For example, if you write the phonetics of some word ...
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How to display and enable extra symbols on standard keyboard?

When switching from Huawei's Android 8.0 to Oppo's Android 12 I noticed a keyboard problem that I'm unable to solve. First, here is how the keyboard on Android 8.0 looked like: Then, here is how the ...
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How to select ASCII characters, using a Samsung keyboard?

On my computer, I regularly type French, German and other characters, using their ASCII code, such as: ± : ASCII code 177 Ç : ASCII code 199 œ : ASCII code 156 ß : ASCII code 223 On a computer, this ...
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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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Shortcut to switch to physical keyboard layouts

I use Android Emulator on MacBook Pro M1. I have trouble with a physical keyboard which works in a very odd way as it doesn't change the layout with ctrl + space and any other combinations. So I need ...
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How to access the Emoji keybaord on a new Samsung Galaxy S22+?

I bought a new Samsung Galaxy S22+, but I don't see the Emoji keyboard. I think it should exist on my phone, but I don't see anywhere how to access it. My input method is 'Samsung Keyboard', and under ...
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Tab S7 FE tablet with external bluetooth keyboard can't write caret ^ instead it writes ˆ

I'm using my tablet Samsung S7 FE with external keyboard Samsung Trio 500. There is a problem with the caret symbol. I can use write ˆ but LaTeX cannot work with ˆ. I tried installing Google Keyboard ...
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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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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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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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