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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Can I get Voice to Text to spell my daughter's name correctly?

Let's say my daughter's name is Danny. But she/we spell it Dani. Every time I use her name in VTT it is misspelled Danny and I have to correct it. PITA. I've tried adding the name correctly spelled ...
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Use Laptop keyboard for Android device

I am running Ubuntu on my notebook and Lineage OS without PlayServices on my phone. Now I would like to use my Laptop keyboard as a remote keyboard for my phone, how could I achieve that? I guess, ...
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How to uninstall app Nimble keyboard

I installed this myself. But, the app doesn't appear in list of all apps. Tried to search, but it's nowhere to be found! How can I get rid of this very annoying app?
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How can I re-enable keyboard typing? From voice?

I'm now stuck with Voice Input as the only typing mode because I accidentally chose it. How can I re-enable keyboard typing?
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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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Why do certain apps crashes when I open the keyboard?

Since months ago I have had a problem with my device: Hardware: MT6582 Model: OWN s4025 (Chinese Alcatel Pop C9) Jelly Bean 4.2.2 With some apps like "Google Maps" or "Dcoder", when I open the ...
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Android 6 on screen keyboard not enabled

When using the Android 6 (Moto G2) only the voice option was given for user input. A device reboot failed to fix the issue.
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AutoHotKey equivalent? (paste timestamp, open app, external keyboard, etc.) [closed]

Desktop PCs have AutoHotKey, AutoKey, IronKey, etc. . But as far as known, nothing compareable for mobile phones. I would like to be able to do things like: Instantly pasting timestamp in preferred ...
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Do not trap home key for TV PC

I recently changed out several android TV PCs to TX92 hardware with android 7.1.2. I use them to remote into Windows as a thin client among other things. The last nuisance remaining is the home key. ...
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How to get Google voice input to “submit” / “enter”

Voice typing is convenient, having to press a keyboard button to submit or press enter is less so. While 'native' apps like Google Assistant know when to submit according pauses or natural sentence ...
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Make Android to handle a hardware keypad properly

I got the following phone for Christmass: GuoPhone N2 (also sold under the names Swell N2, Landrover N2, Cube1 T1C, ...). It has a build-in hardware keypad and runs Android 6.0. However, writing ...
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How to bypass 20 item limitation in clipboard?

The Android clipboard by default has a limitation of twenty items. How can this limitation be bypassed? For dessktop PCs, there is Ditto clipboard. But for mobile phones, there is nothing like that, ...
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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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Is there a way to test if a firewal (AFwall) l is blocking a specific app?

I installed AFwall+ to block internet connection for my keyboard. Is there a way I can test if this is actually working? The keyboard is Swifkey.
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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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Keyboard always visible in notification

I have GTA vice city game in my mobile (Redmi Note 4 running on Nougat and MIUI 9). I have installed and started playing but as you all know the game is not fun without "cheat codes". So I want to ...
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Android 7 TV wireless keyboard language switch not working

I've got a Sony X900E TV model with Android 7.0 installed, with Logitech K400 Plus keyboard connected to it. My issue with them is the fact that it is impossible to switch the language. The only way ...
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What do I do when the keyboard is frozen on my lock screen and I can't get in?

I have an Android Galaxy J7 V and I don't use the key board to put in my password, I just have to swipe a certain way on the dots which I can't see to get into my phone.Since the keyboard is frozen I ...
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How to fix.a keyboard that doesnt show emoji?

What i try : clear cache, data, restart Result still same What i use : Android Slash Keyboard, Swiftkey, Chrooma, Go, still same. How can i fix it?
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How can I disable autocorrect for some languages in my keyboard?

I speak more than one language, and so I have set up my keyboard app (Gboard) with multiple languages, each with its own keyboard layout. I like the fact that autocorrect is enabled in English, I find ...
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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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Samsung J7 (2017): How to turn on typing suggestions yet keep autoreplace disabled?

Not sure if I'm using the right terms here. By typing suggestions I mean the horizontal word bar that stays right above my keyboard and suggests which words I may be trying to type. And by autoreplace ...
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Can't uses keyboard in setup

I'm trying to setup a LG LS665 and I can't put my internet password in or anything that requires text entry. I think i might have deleted the default lg keyboard. Anything i can do to fix it? Is it ...
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Gboard not switching back to previous language

I have three languages (Hebrew, Russian, and English) that I use regularly. I also have two others (Arabic and Esperanto) that I use occasionally and have installed. Usually, whenever I hit the ...
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How to have dead keys working with an USB keyboard?

I've connected to my phone a desktop USB keyboard using an OTG connector. Everything works fine, unfortunately I can't produce accented letters like áéíãê. When I type an accent, like `'^, another ...
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How to use different keyboards in different apps without paid software?

Is there a way to use different keyboards in different apps? I want to use GBoard for every app except for my Terminal, in which I want to use Hacker's Keyboard. I want to do this because GBoard is a ...
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Genymotion how to hide back/home/menu button that shown after ALT button pressed

This button shown up after pressing ALT button, that automatically show virtual keyboard (but all I want to do is ALT+TAB). How to make them disappear? Or how to disable calling virtual keyboard when ...
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Multilangual spellchecking in Android

I have a ZTE Axon with Android 7. Sometimes I write German texts and other times I write English text. With English as system language the spellchecking is set to English and it considers German text ...
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App keyboard has a done button instead of return

Terminal emulator usually has a return button that works fine. But after opening another app then going back to terminal emulator the return is replaced by a Done button, that obviously doesn't work. ...
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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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Text expansion when writing email (Gmail, etc.)

On desktop PC, there are great apps / Chrome addons such as Gorgias that allows to write abc <TAB> and this will be automatically expanded into a long text, thus saving many keypresses. On ...
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Stop cursor from moving to end of word when touching text

The default android behaviour when interacting with editable text seems to be to move the cursor to the end of the word you've touched, regardless of your touch location. This is undesirable in many ...
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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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Stored words and predictive text not working

I have a Galaxay Tab A SM-T580 running Android 7.0. I cannot get the predictive text to work on the Samsung keyboard; all the options are enabled but it only shows the letters I am typing. I have done ...
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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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How to add the voice typing key to the LG keyboard on Android 6?

How can I add the voice typing key to the LG keyboard on Android 6? I use an LG 4. E.g. on Gboard I could: (Click image to enlarge)
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Gboard multilingual layout - duplicate layouts

I have been a SwiftKey user for a long time and for various reasons I am looking to switch to Gboard (one thing is the search feature). However, there is one thing that still keeps me to SwiftKey. I ...
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Weird keyboard on Android

My dad is having issues with his phone. He states there is a keyboard that he doesn't recognize showing up when trying to type. I attach a picture of the keyboard. Do you know what is this coming ...
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Disable wake on fingerprint sensor

I've spent a lot of time editing /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl in trials to disable waking on sensor touch. What I've learned is that MENU and SLEEP "buttons", when assigned to key 353 (which is my ...
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Are there any ways to install a third party keyboard as the system keyboard?

I am wondering if it is possible to install a new keyboard as the system keyboard. I'd like to do this because I want to use an open-source keyboard (Like AnysoftKeyboard) for typing my encryption ...
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Does Gboard remember what is said?

I was using Gboard to write a message (with the microphone message). I said something rude I don't want it to save or repeat in predictions. Does Gboard save what is said anywhere, and if so how do I ...
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I have a problem with typing

Sometimes when I am typing the keyboard suddenly vanishes and the blinking line at the place where I was typing also disappears. Even after persistent tapping it doesn't respond (right when I was ...
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Is there a native way to install a keyboard layout or input method for the Lao language? I can only find apps and “soft keyboards”

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A that I bought in China a month or two ago. So it's using MIUI. It only comes with a few languages and I can't find a way to install others. (Simplified Chinese, Traditional ...
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How do I copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor, sort of a shared clipboard. My PC's text editor has Ctrl key disabled. So, is there any way to paste the text from ...
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Problems to get keycodes from fitness bike Android console

I've been working on an Android powered fitness bike for a while now, to basically pull the workout information generated by the bike in realtime, to use it with other applications running in a remote ...
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Remove words from the SYSTEMS predictive dictionary

On my Wileyfox Swift, the pre-installed keyboard is called "AOSP keyboard". It allows to type and to "swipe". When set to German, and I "swipe" the word "mal" (you can compare that to the English "...
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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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Relevance of the ฯ character [closed]

I've noticed that there's a seemingly Thai character (ฯ) on page 2 of my Android special characters keyboard. I couldn't find any reference to the character's usage outside of Thai orthography, but I ...
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Android 7 predictive text multiple languages

Last night, my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) updated from Android 6.something to Android 7.0. Since I use my phone for typing both Dutch and English very often, occasionally even within the same ...
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Can I move the keyboard selector button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. The way that I naturally grip the phone, combined with the practically bezel-less display, means that I'm often hitting the keyboard selection button by accident while I'm ...

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