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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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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Custom Key Character Map file is partially overridden

I have a Planet Computers Gemini (Android 8.1 stock-like, rooted) and I would like to make custom hardware key mappings. So far I have created files at /system/usr/keylayout/Integrated_keyboard.kl and ...
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Android detect which hardware key pressed

Is there a utility which detects which hardware key was pressed? I can only find resources for simulating key presses but not for detecting them. Something similar to xev on Linux.
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Android 10 English keyboard always first when writing in numerous apps. Using two keyboard layouts

I have Samsung Galaxy S10(android 10) and I use two keyboard layouts, finnish and english. got this annoying problem with keyboard. I have set finnish by default. When I open chrome and start to write ...
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Help with making a .kl for Joycons

I am trying to create a .kl file for the Nintendo switch joycons. I mostly understand the button mapping values, I am just unsure of how to get the vendor and product ids. I have access to android ...
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Where does Swiftkey store its data?

Does anyone know where Swiftkey stores its data for: 1.) the heatmap 2.) user custom word dictionary Or even better, how would one go about finding this out (on a non-rooted device)?
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Removing special characters in the top right corner of letter keys on my keyboard

I have an LG K40 and I am interested whether it is possible to remove the special characters which appear in the top right corner of letter keys on my LG keyboard. If this is possible, how can I ...
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Using personal keyboard in work profile (Shelter) on Android 10

I am using Shelter to create an isolated space for apps which I don't trust very much and to disable them when I am not using. Shelter works by creating a work profile in Android and registering ...
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How to disable system autocorrect?

Gboard has a toggle to disable/enable spellcheck completely, but using 3rd-party keyboards such as AnySoftKeyboard or SwiftKey shows this red-underline and suggestion-box that cannot be disabled. The ...
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Samsung Tab 6 pause unpause

I have the Samsung tab 6 I want to use it for watching YouTube tutorials and courses on Udemy. On windows if I press spacebar it pauses and unpauses videos. I also brought the Samsung book cover ...
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How do I stop Samsung keyboards predictive text from using other language?

I have the English and Hindi keyboards installed, when i am using the English keyboard it will recommend and input hindi words, this is really annoying, i only want it to do that when I'm using the ...
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Samsung - Update to Android 10 Changed Keyboard Layout

I received the Android 10 update for my Samsung phone. Unfortunately, this seems to have updated my keyboard layout by placing an ugly and almost empty bar at the bottom of my screen below the ...
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Is it possible to trigger Gboard's voice-typing without switching keyboards?

Is there a way to trigger Gboard's voice-typing without having to switch keyboards? Whether remapping app calls to Google's default voice-typing (such as SwiftKey's microphone button) to instead use ...
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Gboard: Set Custom Unicode Characters on Longpress or Add Custom Keyboard Keys or Layout

On Gboard, when I long-press the "a" character, for example, I can see some other "a" characters pop up which have different marks or diacritics on them. By using long-press, I am able to easily type ...
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Remove “Google” appearing on Gboard spacebar

Very recently Gboard updated adding an ugly and distracting "Google" on top of the spacebar. How do I disable this?
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Samsung keyboard won't respect my input language choice in web browsers

I just got a new Samsung S20 and am working on getting it configured properly. The system language is English because I like all my technical things in English, but the input language I want is ...
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Is it possible to access speech-to-text audio clips for debugging?

Is there a way to access the audio clip that gets used for Google's speech-to-text transcribing? I've been getting increasingly inaccurate output using Google's speech-to-text output. After ...
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Offset Android Keyboard

I'm making an installation using Android (Bliss Os). For getting the recognizable android keyboard that everybody knows I installed GBoard. Everything worked fine except that my keyboard misses half ...
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Keyboard with TAB key ('\t')

I make lists and I'd love to have a keyboard with a TAB key that actually puts \t character within a text field without switching to the following field. I tried most keyboards and I'm dissatisfied ...
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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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How do I prevent my keyboard from trying to suggest 2 sets of spelling corrections?

A decent while ago, my keyboard decided to start recommending two sets of spelling corrections. The new type of spelling corrections tends to get in the way of me using the one that I prefer to use. ...
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Double letters when using keyboard via OTG cable

I want to figure out where the problem is. Unfortunately, didn't find enough information to solve this. Android 6.0.
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Accidentally enabling Google voice input, how to switch back to text keyboard?

I have a Vodafone (VFD 610) Android phone - I seem to have picked up Google voice input (microphone next to the text box), and so I have no keyboard and I can't send messages. It's never happened ...
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Adjust/personalize auto-correction on Android

Using a Moto G Play with Android 7.1.1 installed. Whenever I type the word ie. (that is), this is auto-corrected to one of: or. IE. The auto-correction selected appears to be random (perhaps based ...
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How to control Android using physical keyboard

I use my Android phone with a physical keyboard. Recently, I discovered that Google has a tool called Voice Access which allows users to select buttons and control applications using their voice. It ...
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How to map Apple wireless keyboard keys in Android 10

I'm having trouble using the Return/Enter key on the Apple wireless keyboard (model A1314) while connected via Bluetooth on Android 10 (device: Google Pixel 3). Specifically, I'd like to use the Fn+...
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Remove redundant input language on physical keyboard

I've added by mistake some redundant languages for my physical keyboard on Huawei Media Pad M5. So for now, I have kind of 6 languages. How to remove those chosen by mistake once and leave only 2?
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External keyboard and ESC key on Android

https://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/k580-multi-device-wireless-keyboard This bluetooth keyboard (probably many others) has the back tick ` and Esc keys on it. Will these ` and Esc work on Android ...
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Does anyone know if there is a way for GBoard to keep translate as default mode?

Generally to open up the translate ,one needs to click on the rainbow G icon and then again from more select translate , does anyone know a shortcut or keep the translate as default mode?
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How to easily switch keyboards on Android 9 (MIUI)

My old phone (Android 8 I believe) showed a little icon on bottom right side to allow switching keyboards, from Gboard to Hackers' keyboard or else. My new phone on Android 9 (also a new brand, ...
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Sony Experia won't let me enter my voicemail PIN

I call my voice mail and it asks me for my PIN. After entering 3 out of the 4 digits, the screen starts blinking not allowing me to enter the fourth, then telling me I entered an incorrect PIN. So ...
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Connecting Micro USB keyboard to a Type C device

I've recently purchased a micro USB smartphone keyboard (image below). The problem is, I'm using OnePlus 5T which has a type C USB port. I've already tried micro to type C adapters, but those didn't ...
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How to configure a Bluetooth keyboard to open and close a specific app?

I want to convert my Bluetooth keyboard to some sort of control panel for my car, to open maps etc on keypress. So that I don't need to use the touchscreen while driving. Is that possible?
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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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How to maintain 1 char at a time when holding down delete?

After about 2 seconds or so quickly deleting 1 char at a time holding down delete turns into quickly delete entire words or sentences at a time. To avoid this I end up having to: press for about 1 ...
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Hacker's Keyboard is ignored now, it tells me I have to unlock the phone?

Somehow my phone is not showing me my Hacker's Keyboard anymore. It's saying that it could send all the info I type to a 3rd party (which is technically correct, I would imagine...) It used to work, ...
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How to access GBoard clipboard manager without turning on 'Show suggestion strip'?

Is there anyway to access clipboard manager in google keyboard without enabling suggestion strip? It seems I can't find a shortcut or way to access it. I'm using the latest version from Playstore
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How to keymap the key for moving to end of text file?

How to keymap the key for moving to end of text file? Hi, My keyboard is broken so I am remapping the keys with the otherwise interesting KeyMapper app. However I cannot find the code for moving to ...
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How to delete app remnants without root privileges?

I installed Chrooma Keyboard on an Android Nougat device. It worked fine, including swiping to enter text. After adjusting Chrooma's settings several times, it started to have a problem where ...
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Where is the ^ symbol on an adroid keyboard?

I just got a LG THinq 8 and the company I work for out a ^ symbol is my email password. I can't seem to fin this key on an adroid keyboard
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I cant get my GBoard back to “normal”

For some reason, my keyboard now looks like this, and I cant get it back to normal with normal shift key function and auto correct and word suggestions. Yes, I went into the keyboard options and ...
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How do I remove gif emojis from gboard?

I can see how to remove emoji's from gboard but is it possible to remove just the gif emojis?

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