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 can I use Termux with the JuiceSSH interface?

I would like to use Termux and its package manager as a local terminal, but I cannot get used to its keyboard. The volume buttons are a poor choice IMO, as they require significant finger pressure and ...
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How to pin android keyboard to stay onscreen all the time?

Is it possible to pin/force keyboard to stay all the time onscreen even when input box doesn't exist. Which software keyboard have this functionality?
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How can I install keyboard for android 4.0.4 on android 5.1.1?

My phone with android 4.0.4 is rooted and I got the SamsungIME apk and odex files, moved them to the phone with android 5.1.1, but when I try to install, it simply says "App not installed". ...
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How to disable Shift + Space to change language on Android?

I am using Android 11 (Build Number RP1A.201005.004.A1) on a Google Pixel 2 XL with an external BlueTooth keyboard (Logitech K480). In my normal typing on a desktop or a laptop, I am very used to ...
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Upgrade keyboard to another phone's

I've had three phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note line, a Note 3, a Note 5, and now for a few years I've been using a Note 8. I have enjoyed a keyboard on which I can draw a shape which has a vertex at ...
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Checking for software vs. hardware keyboard problems.? Lenovo A12 YB-Q501F Android 6.0.1

I've got the tablet listed above, and discovered that the built-in keyboard (called the Halo Keyboard) now barely functions. A few keys on the left side of the keyboard work, but not consistently. ...
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Use just personal or learned dictionary

I use gboard. There is autocorrection or autocomplete, using some system dictionary. And there is learned words. I want to disable system dictionary and use just my own learned data. Or maybe there is ...
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What algorithm does Android used to translate touchscreen events to scancodes?

I have been debating someone recently about whether physical keyboards are faster than touchscreen keyboards. I have a lot of CS knowledge, but not a lot of Android knowledge. Therefore, during this ...
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Getting rid of one of the second keyboard dropdown suggestion list

I just got the google Pixel 4a 5g. See the screenshot: there are 2 suggestions lists: the horizontal one just above the keyboard (where it says "GIF") and this black dropdown. I find it ...
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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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Change keyboard laylout for Android on VMWare

I have successfully installed Android 7.1 on my VMWare Workstation Player 15 but I want to change the keyboard layout to a german layout. Does anyone know which config file needs to be changed to ...
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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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What happened to my dotted underline in the keyboard suggestion strip?

I've recently upgraded my phone, and have mostly managed to get the keyboard back to how it was, with one exception. When I used glide typing before on my old phone (AOSP keyboard), the middle word ...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

On my Android phone I have installed the Gboard keyboard. After some small use, I see that it has accumulated 20 MB of data! Why can a keyboard app accumulate 20MB of data?
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How does Android Chrome send newline from soft keyboard?

I am attempting to access an ESP32 microcontroller running MicroPython over a web interface using the following page WebREPL which within my local network using Chrome on my PC is all fine. The ...
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GBoard: Use system-wide speech2text engine

I'm using GBoard, quite often using the built-in spech-to-text function via the directly accessible button here: But I have the feeling that the speech-to-text function which is android built-in and ...
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How to use clipboard in Galaxy A30s everywhere?

When going through the options available on my keyboard, found a section which references "Clipboard". In specific places, like in Stack Overflow's question box we can se from the opacity ...
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How to write « and » in Galaxy A30s?

Oftentimes I write texts that require the usage of a combination between ', " and «. Yet I have to copy from anywhere « anytime I want to use it and that's not the nicest experience. This is the ...
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Physical keyboard shortcuts that use the “search” key?

According to the physical keyboard configuration on my android phone, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that involve the "search" key. E.g. "🔍+⏎" for home. I've included a ...
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Keyboard won't open for sideloaded apps on my Sony Bravia VU1

I've sideloaded both Chrome and Firefox on my Sony Bravia VU1. I have LeanKey Keyboard installed as the default keyboard and it works fine everywhere in the system except in Chrome and Firefox. All I ...
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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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