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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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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Connecting HID controller as keybord

I'm about to buy an HID controller(Green Throttle Atlas Single Controller, w/ upd. firmware) and I've heard a lot that most of the games on Android do not support HID controllers, but they do ...
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Android keyboard and play store not working

Android Keyboard and Google Play Store app are not working on my Jelly Bean device. There is a message popping up repeatedly telling me that android keyboard has stopped. What can I do to get out of ...
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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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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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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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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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How to control Android using physical keyboard

I use my Android phone with a physical keyboard. Recently, I discovered that Google has a tool called Voice Access which allows users to select buttons and control applications using their voice. It ...
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How to map Apple wireless keyboard keys in Android 10

I'm having trouble using the Return/Enter key on the Apple wireless keyboard (model A1314) while connected via Bluetooth on Android 10 (device: Google Pixel 3). Specifically, I'd like to use the Fn+...
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Remove redundant input language on physical keyboard

I've added by mistake some redundant languages for my physical keyboard on Huawei Media Pad M5. So for now, I have kind of 6 languages. How to remove those chosen by mistake once and leave only 2?
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Does anyone know if there is a way for GBoard to keep translate as default mode?

Generally to open up the translate ,one needs to click on the rainbow G icon and then again from more select translate , does anyone know a shortcut or keep the translate as default mode?
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How would one rearrange or change the special characters on a mobile keyboard?

I've been looking for a way to change the characters I have available because I tend to need symbols I don't have and have symbols I don't need (and of course, I can't use Alt codes on mobile). All ...
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Sony Experia won't let me enter my voicemail PIN

I call my voice mail and it asks me for my PIN. After entering 3 out of the 4 digits, the screen starts blinking not allowing me to enter the fourth, then telling me I entered an incorrect PIN. So ...
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Why can I no longer choose French or Spanish when I have put in those settings?

In Settings -> Language and Input -> Language, I added French and Spanish some time ago. Recently my phone had a factory re-set. I added them back again and it worked for a short while. Now, although ...
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Get rid of control keys in Microsoft's RDP Client

I need Microsoft's RDP client quite often on devices with a small screen. When showing the integrated keyboard there is also a black bar appearing on top of it which has special keys like the Windows ...
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Change keyboard in one-button-navigation

I got Android 8 on a Moto X4. It has a fingerprint sensor which can be used for one-button-navigation. When it is disabled and I type, I get the little keyboard symbol next to the square, with which I ...
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Why is Android constantly removing custom keyboard languages?

On Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) I constantly have to add the custom keyboard languages I use because they are being removed all the time and the multilingual keyboard is left only with the default ...
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Connecting Micro USB keyboard to a Type C device

I've recently purchased a micro USB smartphone keyboard (image below). The problem is, I'm using OnePlus 5T which has a type C USB port. I've already tried micro to type C adapters, but those didn't ...
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How to open keyboard in Wine app?

I would like to use Notepad++ on Android, if possible. The only thing I found was this app, which, unlike the regular Wine, seems to emulate an entire Windows system. The only problem: I can't enter ...
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External Keyboard Helper - Key Combination (Control + Z) - Remote Control

I bought a small remote control for my smartphone and installed External Keyboard Helper Pro. Here you can see my remote control. While I was able to remap the keys of my remote control, I couldn't ...
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Reset advice? Process System is not responding AND no keyboard

I have a Samsung Note 4, running Android 6.0.1. After installing the "Guidebook" app, I started getting a "Process System is not responding" message frequently. If I reboot, I get it immediately ...
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How to change keyboard when not logged on phone

Ok so I own a Samsung Galaxy J3 and I got the app Quidd for stickers and stuff so I decided to change my default keyboard to the stickers, and my password has letters in it so I need to have letters ...
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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 do you input inverted form field controls?

I'm referring to the Windows OS equivalent of, e.g., Shift + Tab, etc. At first I wanted to find out how to do so on the keyboard I use (refer to my other post), but I realized after some testing and ...
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android keyboard for blu studio phone is not working

The letters v,b,f,g,r,t as well as the space bar are not working.I have tried downloading a different keyboard but the problem remains.
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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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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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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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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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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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Android virtual keyboard app that support physical keyboard language and layout change

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...