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 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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Chrome and keyboard minimizes

My phone is acting really weird today. While browsing in Chrome, it'll suddenly minimize to the lower right corner of my phone. And, my keyboard continues to suddenly hide, about every minute or so. ...
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Gboard suddenly changes keyboard layout

I'm using Gboard on my Android 7.0 phone in Skype. I'm using the English (UK) keyboard with QWERTZ and QWERTY layout. My problem is that when I set QWERTY the keyboard layout suddenly changes to ...
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How to add stickers to Samsung Keyboard?

I have made a sticker pack for Telegram.. Is there a way to integrate those stickers into Samsung Keyboard ? If so, how ? (Stickers are private, so no publishing to Galaxy Store.I have no root on my ...
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Japanese kana screen keyboard layout

I've found out how to switch between romaji with QWERTY and keitai-style flick keyboard, but I'd like to have ordinary kana layout similar to PC and Mac: Is it possible with GBoard, or do I need a ...
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My keyboard got removed when updating to Android 8 Oreo

Yesterday I updated my Samsung S7 (SM-G930F) to Android Oreo version 8.0.0. After the update I do not have any keyboard, just the Google's Voice Typing is showing up when I would like to type ...
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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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Disable Airdroid keyboard by default

My problem is that whenever I connect to my Android 7 phone via Airdroid Mirror on Windows 10 the Airdroid keyboard gets activated. Of course I can deactivate the keyboard by clicking the keyboard ...
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T9 TV box missing android features

The T9 TV box with android 8.1.0 came with a TV box focus. It has issues with a USB mouse and keyboard. The device came rooted. installed Null Keyboard to kill virtual keyboard installed Simple ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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how to restore keyboard on android - to enter locked screen password

My android phone as a screen lock password. Somehow, I've ended up in a situation where the phone no longer shows a keyboard when it boots up but shows "tap to speak" and that too does not work. I ...
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Change physical keyboard layout

I want to use my Filco Convertible 2 TKL keyboard with swedish layout on my Samsung S8, but cannot get any other layout than US. I want Swedish. The other questions I could find in here did not help....
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alt+tab on physical keyboard not working anymore

on my P20Pro Android 9.0.0.159, something happened with my Logitech K380 BT keyboard ; suddenly the alt-tab combination stopped working. I tried with another keyboard, same problem. The direct button ...
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I have a Blutooth Keyboard connected with my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, and the Keyboard works, but I dont want the on screen keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, and recently bought a blutooth keyboard for it. They keyboard works, but whenever i click on the area that i want to type something, the on screen keyboard shows up, ...
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Android 8.1 Keyboard on Galaxy Tab A doesn't display word choices

My old Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 4.2 would always show 3 word suggestions above the keyboard as I was typing. I thought it was very helpful. But my new tablet(Galaxy Tab A 8") running 8.1 ...
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Port MessagEase Macro to new device

I have a new phone and a lot of MessagEase on my old phone. Unfortunately, they haven't been transferred with the default process to migrate to a new device. Is there another way to port them over ...
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Type German special characters with Bluetooth Keyboard

I'm trying to type German special characters ä, ü, ß with Bluetooth keyboard (Logitech k810) using SwiftKey (this is the keyboard app I normally use when not using the keyboard, ideally wouldn't have ...
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Possible to remap `Esc` key to `Caps Lock` on a bluetooth keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with any old bluetooth keyboard. How do I remap the Esc key to Caps Lock? And remap the Caps Lock key to Esc. Swap them basically. I need this to make it easier to use Vim on ...
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Is it possible to successfully adjust predictive text for offensive words?

I am using a oneplus 5t, and Gboard. I use signal to text. I have cleared the personal dictionary within gboard, and I have also enabled "do not make offensive suggestions" in the keyboard options. I ...
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Can I work around dead spots on my touchscreen with a custom keyboard layout?

I have dead spots on my touchscreen, right on the soft keyboard area. Is there a way I can use a custom keyboard layout or move my keyboard to work around the problem until I replace my phone?
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Paste YYYYMMDDHHMMSS timestamp anywhere (hotkey shortcut)

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS or YmdHis in PHP is the timestamp format used by Wayback Machine URL and the %A_Now variable in AutoHotKey. It looks like this: 20171223145921. How can I paste the timestamp of the ...
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Swiftkey Keyboard uses too much space

Keyboard application uses 845 MB of my phone data which is really too much. I want to delete data, but I am afraid that I will delete words predictions too. Is there any solutions for me? Maybe ...
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Is it possible to search for gifs in messages? (Samsung Note 8)

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which in the default messaging app has a keyboard option to send a gif image. When selected gifs appear and there are categories at the bottom (Trending, ...
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Android virtual keyboard app that support physical keyboard language and layout change [closed]

Apparently on many Android phones on Android OS 7+ there is no option to change external physical keyboard language/layout without going into device settings. Is there a good virtual keyboard, which ...
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Bought Japanese Phone. Keyboard is weird (small spacebar, etc). How to fix?

Title. I attached a screenshot of the keyboard. I would download a third party keyboard, but I don't like how they look. There also seems to be no options to change the layout at all in settings.
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

As it appeared, the on-screen keyboard for entering the unlock password is missing English layout, although it for sure was present when the password has been created. Now the situation appears really ...
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Connecting a USB keyboard to Xiaomi Mi A1

I am trying to use a basic USB keyboard with my Xiaomi Mi A1 and it's not working. I connected the phone to the keyboard using a female-to-female USB adaptor. Nothing shows up on the phone. I tried ...
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Physical keyboard layout is reset with every reboot

In my Yoga BOOK, which comes with a physical keboard like a laptop, I have to set the layout of the physical keyboard every time I reboot the device. How to keep the settings? How I set it: Settings, ...
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My HTC phone wont let me put password in to decrypt phone - no keyboard

Keyboard does not come up to put code in. Anyone know what to do?
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How to swiftly hide on-screen keyboard with a gesture?

I'm using an ageing Nexus 6 with stock and rooted Android 7.1.1. The problem I have with most multi-featured keyboards is that they don't hide timely with my pace of app usage. So, with animations ...
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Galaxy S7 Android 8 Oreo; keyboard shortcuts/settings/dictionary backup possible…?

Is it possible to backup Samsung keyboard shortcuts, settings and any additions you make to the dictionary on the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 8 Oreo? TIA, Ivan.
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Missing Simple Words?

Occasionally I'll find a simple word that's missing from my Samsung Galaxy S8's default keyboard. The most recent example was the word hops. It kept changing it to hopes. Have I done something ...
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Reanchor keyboard

I somehow caused my android keyboard to float on the screen, and also to be a bit smaller, instead of being anchored at the bottom. How do I anchor it again? Thanks
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how do i add the @ symbol to first screen?

I've been trying to figure out how to add the @ symbol to the main keyboard. How it is now I have to go to a second screen that has symbols and choose it. It's slower that way and a pain. I have a ...
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How to type “Control” on Termux?

There is a good App "Termux" which can provide a powerful shell environment without gain root permission. However, the touch-screen keyboard doesn't include "Control" and "Alt" button. But some ...
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Can i disable spellchecker popup but keep the red underline?

The red underline on misspelled words is excellent, but the popup is awful. This is the popup I do not want: My keyboard app has a much better suggestion list, always. I think because it learns my ...
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where is android keyboard app located?

I uninstalled the stock AOSP keyboard from my android cyanogenmod 11 I have the ROM zip file so I'm fetching the keyboard to put it back but I don't know where it is, it's neither under /system/app ...
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How do I get Unicode 9 on my phone?

I have a 3rd Gen Moto G running Android 6.0 and I have seen no sign of the dumpling emoji. Or the chopsticks or flat shoe, which prompted me to look into the clown face. The clown face is part of ...
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How to configure the (Nougat) system spell checker to go simultaneous multilingual with any 3rd party keyboard?

I configured several system languages, but I get red underlined text when the word is not in the primary (first) system language. I use a 3rd party keyboard and am on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. As the ...
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Dot (.) symbol automatically added when pressing the space key 2 or more times

I have seen many times when I type in WhatsApp and press the space key 2 or more times, a period symbol is automatically added. But after I press backspace once, pressing space many times won't add ...
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How do I get the “Change keyboard” notification to go away for more than an hour?

I have Swiftkey installed. I get a notification all the time about choosing my keyboard. I can get it to go away for a short time by selecting Settings -> Language & Keyboard -> Current ...
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How do I get return key back instead of emoji (Oreo)

I am trying to use messenger with the default Google keyboard on my stock Pixel1 using messenger. Somehow it got hosed and now instead of enter on the keyboard it shows an Emoji (in blue). If I hold ...
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Google automatic typing

How to turn off automatic Google typing when I turned on automatically and I've tried everything else just turn it off to get my keyboard back `

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