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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Swap z and y keys on Xperia Mini Pro with Android 4.0

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a hardware keyboard, which has a German layout. I switched to US layout on the computer and would like to use that on the phone as well. Is there some way to change the ...
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Unlock when sliding out physical keyboard

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a physical keyboard. When I slide out the keyboard, it still have to slide on the screen to unlock it. Can I get to the password prompt with the keyboard movement alone?
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Samsung Galaxy 2 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) In the stock “Phone” app, on the “Keypad” tab, how can you enter a “space” character?

I was wondering if there is a way to enter a "space" character on the keypad in the keypad tab in the Phone app. For example, I have 3 different "Mike" contacts: Mike Smith Mike Jones Mike Rothe ...
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Bulk word import into gboard?

I moved from my redmi to mi mix 2 now and used miMover app but unfortunately the words in my used keyboard gboard weren't restored. Neither does the internal synchronization work, it says something ...
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Undo remove word from autocorrect

In the newest versions of Android, you can click and hold a suggested predictive/autocorrected word, and drag it into a bin (title "remove") to prevent it from being suggested again. I accidentally ...
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How do certain apps record everything we type in android?

Certain apps like Type Machine claim to be able to record everything you type. You have to install it and activate it from the device's accessibility settings, then it can somehow record typed text. ...
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How to create a newline on keyboard

I would like to know how to create a newline on the current android keyboard (for example in a sms). And if it could be entered - would it be displayed? Edit: If you've got Android 4.1. It is just ...
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Katakana on Google Japanese Keyboard

In the Google keyboard, I can type most of the characters I want to type, but I'm having trouble getting the keyboard to suggest the katakana ji. Is there a specific way to coax it into doing that? ...
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Spell Check not working on HTC M9

I was wondering is spell check on android the same as the iPhone, that is does the word get underlined, because that doesn't to be happening in my case. I have downloaded Swiftkey and Google Keyboard ...
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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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How do I disable google keyboard/gboard?

I updated my Huawei P9 today and Google's gboard got turned on by default, and it won't allow me to disable it. Usually I can switch from Japanese to Korean/English and back, now everytime I want to ...
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Use Virtual and Physical Keyboard at same time

Previously I've read this article: Article, but it did not help. I have an android device Samsung Galaxy V (Duos) - KitKat 4.4.2. I use this device to process the input using the Barcode Scanner. I ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and trying to type anything while it's connected, my phone detects a single touch as a ...
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Why can I no longer choose French or Spanish when I have put in those settings?

In Settings -> Language and Input -> Language, I added French and Spanish some time ago. Recently my phone had a factory re-set. I added them back again and it worked for a short while. Now, although ...
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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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How to type a curly brace (“{”) in CyanogenMod 13?

By chance, I got hold of a Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Mini, rooted it, and upgraded it to CyanogenMod 13 (Android 6.0.1). When trying to connect it to my WiFi network, I could not do so because my WiFi ...
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How can i remove the new google updates? Especially keyboard?

How can i get rid of lollipop 5.1 update? Is there a way to use the previous version on my tablet? Please ?
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How to change input method on 5.1.1

I cannot see the "select input method" command in the pull down menu like in Android 4. By experimenting, I discovered you can select the input method if you long-press the space bar in Samsung ...
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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

When accessing a spreadsheet in Google Drive on a computer with a keyboard, I can enter a new line in a single cell by pressing alt+enter. My keyboard on my Android doesn't even have an alt key. How ...
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Inputting math symbols in Android

I need to input calculus and trigonometric notations in Android. How to input math symbols in Android?
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How to write a mathematics equation on Android?

How do I write MathJax on an Android device? I mean, is there any keyboard or anything to write mathematical symbols? It's pretty much impossible to write equations with the native keyboard and even ...
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Is There A Keyboard Layout Creator for Android?

I have created a keyboard layout for the language I speak on windows using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I want to port the same layout to Phones. Before the cursing starts, I have done a ...
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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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Android input language adding phonetic variation

I'm looking to add a Russian Phonetic keyboard layout to the default list of input layouts in Jellybean 4.2.2. Going into Settings->Language & Input->Keyboard & Input Methods/Android Keyboard-...
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How can I enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

How can I unlock my tablet that my password is in English and the keyboard is in Arabic?
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How to log into Google Keyboard on Samsung phone?

I am using Samsung S6 and I installed Google Keyboard on the device. When I was using Google Keyboard on Nexus device, it was logged into my Google account. On Samsung, if I go to Settings -> ...
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SwiftKey: Keyboard completely gone after update!

To all SwiftKey users who stumble accross this post: Do not update your SwirftKey app at the moment! Hello everyone Today I updated several apps on my Android 9 Huawei Mate 20 Pro (non-rooted), ...
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Problem downloading add-on dictionaries of google keyboard [Gboard] can it be downloaded in different way?

Got here now Lenovo A6010 plus with latest update of android 5.0.2. Here is the problem: When I go to GBoard Settings > Dictionary > Add-on dictionaries I simply look for the language I want to add ...
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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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Change dictionary together with input language in Motorola Moto G

I have a Motorola Moto G with English set as the default language, but I also selected Polish as an alternative input option. However, when I change the keyboard input to Polish, English dictionary is ...
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How would one rearrange or change the special characters on a mobile keyboard?

I've been looking for a way to change the characters I have available because I tend to need symbols I don't have and have symbols I don't need (and of course, I can't use Alt codes on mobile). All ...
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Hacker keyboard emoji button

While in Discord on Android 5.0, Hacker Keyboard puts an emoji button instead of enter, putting enter to be accessed only by going to the special buttons(numbers and the sorts). I have to note that ...
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Show virtual keyboard when a physical one is connected on Android 7

Related: How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected One of the answers under that question suggested an app called Secure Settings. It worked well on my old Android L ...
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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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Get rid of control keys in Microsoft's RDP Client

I need Microsoft's RDP client quite often on devices with a small screen. When showing the integrated keyboard there is also a black bar appearing on top of it which has special keys like the Windows ...
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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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Add a custom word to Google Japanese keyboard

I am wanting to type a word in Japanese that has a unique reading (not the standard onyomi or kunyomi). As such, I'd like to add it to the Google Japanese keyboard so that I can simply type the kana, ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Change keyboard in one-button-navigation

I got Android 8 on a Moto X4. It has a fingerprint sensor which can be used for one-button-navigation. When it is disabled and I type, I get the little keyboard symbol next to the square, with which I ...
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How to enter “carriage return” in Android Google Keep in checkbox view?

I'm trying to add a new line in checkbox note items in Google Keep app using Android Keyboard (AOSP); but instead, a new checkbox item is added when I do : double tap on shift key → enter drag from ...
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How do I install a sticker app directly into gboard?

With the recent announcement of stickers for Google's keyboard I decided to try it and installed the NBAmoji, which states in the information: You can share emojis across social media, messaging ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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Why is Android constantly removing custom keyboard languages?

On Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) I constantly have to add the custom keyboard languages I use because they are being removed all the time and the multilingual keyboard is left only with the default ...
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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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Android 7 (Nougat): All my virtual keyboards are missing - can't find how to reinstall

Recently all my virtual keyboards disappeared. Whenever I go to any app that needs keyboard input, the only option I get is voice input. If I tap the "X" to close the voice input, nothing happens. If ...
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Vibration for LG Keyboard

I don't know about the other models, but my LG Optimus L3 2 doesn't vibrate while touching the virtual keyboard. That's really bad, because it's annoying to hear a sound to make sure the key was ...
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Inputting Japanese characters?

I am not a Japanese speaker, but I know a few words, mostly Pokémon names... In fact, in many cases the Japanese name will pop up in my head before the English one. But I want to be able to type アブソル ...
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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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I deleted Android AOSP and using Gboard.but there is a problem,

Whenever I tap on text box to write something it covers the whole screen and I can't see anything except that.. please help me this is happening in some apps like contact and some other form filling ...