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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Disabled samsung keyboard- now can't turn on my s3

I am in a weird situation. Few days back (I believe) I disabled samsung keyboard using nobloat app as i use adaptxt all time. But i have an encryption password and as samsung keyboard is disabled, i ...
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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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Input via voice and handwritten works, but not keyboard on app on Galaxy 2

I am working within an app that has text fields for entry. I can highlight and cut the text if it auto-populates and I can even use the text-to-speech and handwriting input methods. When I use the ...
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SGS i9000 runing devil kernel JB gets keyboard error + play store error

so about 3 months ago i flashed my phone for the first time using devil kernel (im still a noob with this stuff) and one day writing a message I clicked the "speaker" (the one you get to speak to your ...
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Gesture typing suggestions in Google Now

With the 4.2 update, I've begun using the default Android keyboard's gesture typing. However, I've noticed that in Google Now, the keyboard behaves as if it were a web browser. That is, it doesn't ...
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Can physical keyboards really only be used with specific devices?

The web is full of physical tablet keyboards, all of them being restricted to one (or a few) specific devices. Can the keyboards really only be used with those devices or do they use the same ...
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How to pair Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 2.3.5 -phone and iPad?

I use the Apple Wireless -keyboard. I want to be able to write with only one keyboard: control with it things such as iPad and my Android -phone. I tried BlueKeyboard JP here but I was unable to get ...
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How to write Pinyin using default keyboard languages?

I need to be able to make one of the tone marks in Pinyin, specifically the one that looks like a little U over the vowels. (example: ǎ ) I have tested various languages, but can't find one to add ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Playing web games that require arrow keys without using a physical keyboard

I would like to play some web games like Unikong using my tablet. But the problem is, they require a keyboard, or specifically, the arrow keys in order to play. I know I can connect a mouse and/or ...
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Can't change to other language anymore

I sed to can change language into etc(BM, CHINESE, ENG )but now all I can use is ENG. Why ones that happen when is used to work perfectly?
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How to add a custom keymap / keyboard layout to Sony Xperia keyboard?

As far as input methods go, I like the Xperia Keyboard from Sony best. However, I would like to slightly modify the English keymap. Specifically, I want to add some additional accented characters to ...
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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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How do I switch between QWERTY and QWERTZ keyboard layouts of the Samsung Keyboard on Lollipop Galaxy Note 3?

I come from English background and strongly prefer QWERTY keyboards. I also write Czech often and have installed it (instead of just typing Czech with English keyboard) to get Czech autocompletion/...
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How to type Japanese hyphen in Samsung Keyboard's Japanese mode?

If we enable the Japanese language in Samsung Keyboard's configuration and switch to it, we can then input Japanese, with proper conversion and completion. For instance if we type hi, the input is ...
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Android TV - Changing input language of physical keyboard

Im on the new Xiaomi MI Box with Android TV (v6.0.1) and a physical keyboard attached. The layout is English and I need it to be German (since its a german keyboard...). Can't find any options or ...
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Disable cursor and automatic zoom into textbox in Firefox

I have Firefox installed in my Android devices (phone and tablet). Everytime I open a new site (say bookzz.org ), the cursor is automatically in the textbox, the page is zoomed in and the on-screen ...
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How do I add another keyboards into Remix OS (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand Keyboards)

I have a problem which are I cannot add another keyboards namely, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I cannot change the Keyboard from English language to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand languages. I ...
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Swype keyboard: how to add a letter to a keyboard?

I am using the Swype keyboard on Android. When I hold down a letter on the English keyboard (and others), I can see a list of similar letters with diacritics and other options for Unicode character's ...
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Does Android 3.2.1 support auto-complete feature?

When I type with a keyboard in any app on my older Acer Android Tablet, I don't get any words automatically suggested (above the keyboard), although auto-correct does work. I can't find a setting for ...
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Is there a way to configure the Samsung keyboard quick punctuation pop-up to close after I choose a symbol?

The Samsung keyboard has a handy button to the right of the space bar that pops up a window to input basic punctuation symbols like commas, parentheses, exclamation etc. What is annoying about it is ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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How do I delete an incorrectly auto-completed word with backspace?

I use Samsung's default keyboard for typing. Specifically, I use the Swype-like part of it, SwiftKey Flow. I recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android Marshmallow, and I noticed that a ...
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How do I access second character screen in regional keyboard?

I switched to Nexus 5x recently, and mostly like it so far. I can't figure out how to access the second character screen in the keyboard, for regional languages, though. Previously, I was on Lumia ...