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 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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Words suggestions while using a bluetooth keyboard?

I usually use Gboard and have word suggestions appear in a ribbon just above the virtual, on-screen keyboard, as I'm typing. I wanted to use instead a bluetooth keyboard for typing. However, when the ...
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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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keyboard to type latin alphabet but in other languages

is there any way to make your android keyboard to type in latin alphabet but it writes in other language for i.e. persian(Farsi) or other languages? for i.e. if your write phonetics of some word in ...
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Galaxy s22+ When I use a bluetooth keyboard i can only type one character at a time

I've tried resting the cache for bluetooth as well as adjusting the settings on my onscreen keyboard. My bluetooth keyboard connects to my phone just fine, and registers when I press buttons like ...
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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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I would like configure Keys-to-Go physical keyboard layout to Azerty

I have: a Keys-to-Go Logitech Keyboard in Azerty an Oppo Find X3 Lite 5G Android smartphone powered by Android 12, ColorOS v12.1 I use Gboard I can connect Keys-to-Go to my smartphone with success, ...
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Keyboard input to WebGL from Android browser

I'm trying to play a WebGL (Unity?) game on my phone using Chrome in desktop mode. Without desktop mode the web site redirects to download an app with limited functionality. With desktop mode on I get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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