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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Unfortunately, Google App has stopped”. Locked out of my phone! Please help!

My phone started popping up with "Unfortunately, Google App has stopped." notification non stop. The keyboard wouldn't come up on my phone. I decided to restart my phone, which I guess was a bad idea ...
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kitkat not displaying emoji

I have an LG G3 phone with kitkat (4.4.2), about 2 years old. When using the twitter app, there are some emoji I can't see (those belonging to Unicode 9). My LG keyboard only supports, AFAIK, Unicode ...
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newbie: how to get larger keys on lockscreen keyboard?

background: LG model=L34C (virtual keyboard), Android version=4.4, on which I am the opposite of "power user" :-( Basically I'm fat-thumbed. I don't want theming or photographs or animations on my ...
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I deleted Android AOSP and using Gboard.but there is a problem,

Whenever I tap on text box to write something it covers the whole screen and I can't see anything except that.. please help me this is happening in some apps like contact and some other form filling ...
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Logitech unifying receiver, Chrome plugin work on android?

I lost my antenna for my Logitech keyboard and mouse. I decided to buy a Logitech Unifying Receiver. But I can't find any drivers for it for Android except the Chrome plugin. I don't understand, is ...
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Problem downloading add-on dictionaries of google keyboard [Gboard] can it be downloaded in different way?

Got here now Lenovo A6010 plus with latest update of android 5.0.2. Here is the problem: When I go to GBoard Settings > Dictionary > Add-on dictionaries I simply look for the language I want to add ...
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Keypad Freezing Up - think it's a Touch Wiz issue? (can I get around this with a Launcher?)

I would be grateful for some feedback/suggestions. In short, I have an ageing (badly) Android 4.4.4 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, AVG and some Avast Apps on the Virus Checker side, and Touch Wiz. ...
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How can I ensure my wireless keyboard works on my Android TV box?

I just bought a wireless keyboard (Rii mini 28). When I plugin the receiver into my windows laptop, it just works. I can type things in notepad and move the cursor. But I bought it for my Android ...
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how to disable automatic pop up of keyboard while exiting text

I have android 5.1 on my samsung mobile. I have Ms word app on it. When i tap anywhere in any opened word document, automatic android keyboard pops up. This is very annoying during reading the ...
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Dismiss autocorrect suggestion without space+backspace+space

Sometimes when I'm typing a unique word or proper noun on my phone, Google recommends for it to be autocorrected (I can tell because the word itself is underlined, and out of the suggested replacement ...
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Auto-Capitalization is Capitalizing First Two Letters in a Word

This is a weird issue that has been happening with my Galaxy S5 for the past month or so (I've had it for at least 4 months, had an old one for a year before that with no issues). This is on Android ...
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Keyboard looking differently depending on application

Running Android 6 on Honor 8. When using Google Keyboard on Notepad, Messages I get my typos autocorrected with suggestions appearing for me to chose from. When using Chrome, Gmail, PlayStore - ...
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How do I download a keyboard on a phone without a keyboard at all

I lost my keyboard after factory reset on my jiayu G4 android phone. I have done everything possible but to no avail.I have used Bluetooth and USB to install apk but it's not installing. I can't log ...
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How do I change Genymotion physical keyboard to type scandic letters?

I have enabled scandics (äöå) on-screen keyboard and they work, but when I type them from physical keyboard they do not work, nothing comes out. All english keyboard keys do work.
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Keyboard emoji not available in some apps

Google updated their keyboard app yesterday, a few welcome tweaks, but something seems to have broken for me. In some apps that are badly built, I've no longer got access to emojis. If I long press ...
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How to send a special keyboard sequence using Microsoft Remote Desktop

I use official Microsoft client and I need to "press" Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Alt+End. How do I do that?
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How to change input method on 5.1.1

I cannot see the "select input method" command in the pull down menu like in Android 4. By experimenting, I discovered you can select the input method if you long-press the space bar in Samsung ...
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How can i remove the new google updates? Especially keyboard?

How can i get rid of lollipop 5.1 update? Is there a way to use the previous version on my tablet? Please ?
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LG-G3 Smart Keyboard?

On the LG-G3, we can easily adjust the portrait keyboard like so: But, despite looking for many hours for some sort of setting, I can't seem to find a way to increase the size of the landscape ...
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With a keyboard installed on the Android Wear device, how do you input text into alternate apps, or get the keyboard to inflate?

Basically, i have a keyboard for the android wear. i've installed it with adb and whatnot. that's all fine and stuff, but how do i use it? i mean, i know how keyboards work and all, but what do i do ...
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Jumpy Touchscreen, Physical Keyboard available, Cursor for Android?

I have an android Motorola Droid 4 (with physical keyboard, Cyanogenmod 12.1), but the touchscreen is jumpy, for example there are some rows that the touch could not be detected at all.. yesterday it'...
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How to log into Google Keyboard on Samsung phone?

I am using Samsung S6 and I installed Google Keyboard on the device. When I was using Google Keyboard on Nexus device, it was logged into my Google account. On Samsung, if I go to Settings -> ...
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Samsung keyboard in a Galaxy tab just got changed to white by Lollipop

I use the built in Samsung keyboard in a Galaxy tab. It just got changed to white by Lollipop. How rude - I HATE it! I've tried Swift Key and Google keyboard and dislike them both (no delete key, ...
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Spell Check not working on HTC M9

I was wondering is spell check on android the same as the iPhone, that is does the word get underlined, because that doesn't to be happening in my case. I have downloaded Swiftkey and Google Keyboard ...
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Cause of HTC MyTouch Slide Random Reboots

I just bought a brand new HTC MyTouch Slide phone, so new it doesn't have a SIM card yet, but it reboots every time I slide out the slider. Sometimes it is a little delayed, but it is always while I ...
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what makes my samsung nexus schi515 freeze after calls

When I'm finished with my phone call I have to take the battery out and put it back in for it to even go back to the home screen because it shows a black screen but you can feel vibrations when I ...
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How to make Google Keyboard use word usage in predictions

I use the word "smash" a lot as a short version of Super Smash Bros. Yet, every time I try to type smash, Google Keyboard turns it into "snag". Doesn't Google Keyboard use word usage in word ...
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How Do I Change Keyboard Layout

My keyboard can plug into my phone through USB. It has an American key layout. How can I switch its layout to another layout (like using Alt+Shift in Windows)? Changing the layout of the on screen ...
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Indian English gesture typing keyboard for Android KitKat?

Switched from Windows 8.1 to Android KitKat recently. Windows 8.1 keyboard had the option of gesture typing for Hindi words written in English script. For example, "bhag" (means run in English) could ...
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connection between spell correction, language selection, predictive text, and keyboard

Can someone please explain to me the android conceptual model between language selection spell correction predictive text keyboard I.e., is it the responsibility of the keyboard app to support ...
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How do I get my keyboard back

I just got a new tablet a few days ago & today I disabled a lot of apps that I knew I wasn't going to use. When I put it down 2 go eat dinner & came back, I turned it back on & when I ...
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Search apps list using keyboard

When looking through the list of installed applications I am able to search for an app by name quickly using PC keyboard on Genymotion emulator or when I plug in an USB keyboard to my Galaxy S2 ...
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WhatsApp keyboard smiley bug

I type with keyboard and after typing I want to add a smiley. Then it looks like this: bit annoying and only since some days any idea to fix this? EDIT: also: menu key on i9300 shows menu up the ...
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Adding an extra keyboard button for switching to rarely used languages?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed, however ...
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Uninstalled system keyboard

I rooted my phone and uninstalled keyboard application without backup.. Now i removed my root. I need keyboard. My phone is galaxy star pro. Android version 4.1.2. Help me.
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BT keyboard + mouse simultaneously (tablet)

I have Acer Iconia B1-A71 and what I want to do is to attach a full-size keyboard and a mouse to it. As far as I know, my tablet does not support OTG, so I am thinking of connecting both devices via ...
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Second spellchecker doesn't work

I have a Nexus 4, and I'm using Google keyboard on Android 4.3.1. When I switch the keyboard language from French (the system language) to Polish, spellchecking stops. I have the polish spell-checking ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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No sliding (gesture typing) feature in Google Keyboard for Ukrainian language

I can't type words via "sliding through letters" in Google Keyboard when Ukrainian language is chosen. Is it OK? What may be the reason? No "sliding" support specifically for Ukrainian language? I ...
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Do keyboard autocomplete suggestions get transferred?

I used to have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and was using AT&T as my network provider. I lost my Nexus phone and bought and a new Samsung Nexus Mini. When I installed Facebook and WhatsApp on my new ...
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Android virtual keyboard pop-up issue on focus

We are using a web app (built for desktop) in Android tablet (Motorola ET1). Issue is that android soft keyboard is popping up whenever focus goes to a text box. On page load, focus is set to the ...