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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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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Can I make the keyboard appear automatically when an input box is active before having to tap it first?

Whenever a text box is active and the cursor is flashing in an app, I have to tap the box to get the keyboard to come up. Why is it not coming up on its own. This is how I'm used to my iPhone behaving....
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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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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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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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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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Open keyboard when a new screen opens while selecting a text

On Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus when some applications were opening a dialog box and simultaneously select a text in an input field of that dialog box, the Gboard keyboard (that has been my input method) ...
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How to configure GBoard to suggest only valid whole words?

When type a single meaningless character, I expect GBoard, or any Android keyboard actually, to show a valid word that I can use in a sentence and not just echo that letter and waste a possibly valid ...
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How do I remove GIF emojis from Gboard?

I can see how to remove emojis from Gboard, but is it possible to remove just the GIF emojis?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I use my PC's keyboard in the Android emulator?

I want to run/test Android apps on the Android emulator and I want to type using my PC keyboard, as it lets me type and test faster. When I use the emulator though, it only accepts input from the ...
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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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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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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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Why isn't the Swype keyboard showing corrections?

Normally, while using the Swype keyboard, corrections appear at the top of the screen and it allows me to pick the right word. For some reason it isn't appearing at the moment. Is there a way to ...
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Enable a keyboard other than Google Keyboard via ADB

I have got 2 keyboards on my phone: Google Keyboard and AnySoftKeyboard. Google Keyboard is my primary keyboard. I want to enable AnySoftKeyboard as my primary keyboard via ADB (I use ADB because the '...
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Better keyboard to type '?' symbol

I was wondering, is there any better keyboard for me to type to following '?' symbol. Now, using stock android keyboard, to type '?', I need to Press and hold ',' key, a list of symbol choices will ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

Is there any way to create fractions that are not listed on the pop-up list?
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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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Using default device keyboard on app with its own keyboard

I'd like to use the default keyboard on my phone (SwiftKey) when I use the graphing calculator app called Geogebra. However, it has its own keyboard for inputting math; Can anyone show me how to use ...
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How do I change Genymotion physical keyboard to type scandic letters?

I have enabled scandics (äöå) on-screen keyboard and they work, but when I type them from physical keyboard they do not work, nothing comes out. All english keyboard keys do work.
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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 get my keyboard to stay up?

I want to play a game, but I would normally need a computer to do so. It uses WASD controls, so I thought if I could make my keyboard stay up, I could use that. Is it possible to do so? If not, are ...
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Can a device pretend to be a USB keyboard?

What I'm looking for: Is there a way to make the device claim to be a keyboard/HID when plugged into a USB port and "type in" the contents of the clipboard? More accurately; What would it take to ...
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Physical-keyboard driven app launcher?

On most operating systems, there's a keyboard shortcut to trigger a keyboard-driven app-launcher. For example: On Windows: Super and start typing. On OSX: Super+Space and start typing. Linux: it ...
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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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Can the android keyboard input be forced to display on the screen?

I have a galaxy n5110 tablet. Previously holding the menu button down brought the keyboard up in scummvm but now it tries to open a search app. I have changed the action to nothing but all that ...
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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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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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Android keyboard shortcut to open launcher

I am experimenting with using and android tablet for a bit of work. On newer versions of android swiping down presents on with a searchable list of all the apps. It would be very useful to be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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Keyboard keeps vibrating, even though "vibrate on tap" is off?

I recently factory reset my phone, I have Android 7.1.1. I want to disable the vibrations when typing. I go to Settings, Sound, Other sounds, and all options are OFF there, including "Vibrate on tap". ...
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Google Keyboard Tab Key

Any way to get a tab character out of a Google Keyboard on Android? Checking through the various character sets etc. find nothing. Searching the Internet finds nothing relevant. The goal is 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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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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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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"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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Google Keyboard 'remove suggestion' not working

I'm having an annoying issue with the Google Keyboard app on Android 6.0 (and on an HTC One M9 if that matters). I like to be able to remove erroneous suggested words by long pressing on them and ...

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