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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Use a wired gamepad on Android 4.0.4 via laptop?

I have a USB-based gamepad that I use on my laptop. I want to use the same controller on my Android phone. The problem is I don't have a USB-to-MicroUSB cable so I can't directly connect it to the ...
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Huawei IME and input language

I've encountered a problem using my Huawei U8350 Boulder powered by Android 2.2.2. The phone has physical keyboard and I would like to switch between different keyboard layouts (or input languages) ...
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My keyboard is no longer switching languages

I have a weird thing in my phone, usually I used to switch languages by swiping the space button. But suddenly its gone. This started after I added temporary a third language, and removed it. Now my ...
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Why doesn't the 'enter' button send my chat messages on xat.com?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note and I can't type in the chat box on xat.com. I can type words but when I press Enter it doesn't send. My Note is running Android 2.3.6 and has Flash installed. I've ...
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Quick Key Problem HTC G2

I have a Google G2 and for some reason the keyboard has set itself to open apps with almost every letter I push. For instance when I push the letter e on my keyboard it opens the email app. How do I ...
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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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Choosing input method when on MessagEase

Recently found the MessagEase keyboard and really like it, but don't necessarily want to use it all the time. With the other keyboards I use, I long press on the spacebar will open the "Choose ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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