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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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How do I disable google keyboard/gboard?

I updated my Huawei P9 today and Google's gboard got turned on by default, and it won't allow me to disable it. Usually I can switch from Japanese to Korean/English and back, now everytime I want to ...
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Alcatel One Touch S'Pop remap power button

How can I remap the camera button to work as a power button? I have a rooted Alcatel One Touch S'Pop. I edited system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl by copy-pasting POWER WAKE string from the power button ...
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Special characters through my PC keyboard don't work in Genymotion emulator

I use Genymotion emulator version 2.2 to run android version 4.3. It is on Ubuntu 14.04. Typing with my keyboard works, but not for special non-asci characters like ščřžáíéúů. Pasting them works. I ...
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Android keyboard resizes when changing letter casing

I've Nexus 4 with latest update. When I type something, when typing capital letters, keyboard size is almost twice bigger than when typing small letters and it's confusing because when I start the ...
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Enable the keyboard on the right side of the emulator

I am currently using the latest Android SDK. Whenever I run a device, I can use the hardware buttons on the right side and the D-Pad. But, there's no qwerty keyboard below it. Is there any way to ...
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Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
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What kind of hardware can be used to speed up the writing on android phones?

This might be a border line question for this forum, but I will see and learn whether it is relevant. At least I do not believe that anyone here would feel that it is not interesting as it is very ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note keyboard software

Is the software for the Galaxy Note keyboard (and its possibly its other unique features) available for other Android devices? I am willing to pay and I also have a rooted phone, if that helps me get ...
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Swype keyboard turns into a black area

Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it ...
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How to clear my autocorrect's word history on S4 mini? [duplicate]

I let my younger cousins play on my S4 Mini from time to time, but now I have found that all their words they have used are the first to come up when I use my phone to text. It has gotten quite ...
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Why are “word suggestions” of keyboards not shown in some apps?

I'm using Hacker's and SwiftKey X keyboard on GingerBread. Suggestion line is shown in most apps above the keyboard. But when opening the keyboard in Android Market (now Play Store) or DroidEdit (code ...
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Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...
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Writing hebrew vowels with my phone keyboard

With my phone I can easily write English, French and Hebrew. But I'm wondering if there is a possibility to add vowels to hebrew words, as it's possible with a keyboard with Windows.
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Is there any old style keyboard (numpad style) available for Android? [closed]

I have a smaller screen Android Phone (LG Optimus One P500). Does anyone know whether there is a keyboard available for Android phones that has an "old phone" style? Like a numpad style? Here's an ...
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Install default Android keyboard

It seems as the default keyboard is removed from several Android devices. I have two, a Sony Xperia (4.0.4) and a Samsung Galaxy SIII (4.0.4) and neither of them has the default Android keyboard (or I'...
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android special characters keyboard

Under Winodws, if I want to enter extended characters (such as "«") I canuse the Character Map application and the Alt+keypad numbers (such as Alt+0171 for the "«"). How can I do this under Android?...
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

As it appeared, the on-screen keyboard for entering the unlock password is missing English layout, although it for sure was present when the password has been created. Now the situation appears really ...
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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

I have Fairphone 2 running Fairphone Open OS, and I'm making a quixotic effort to avoid installing non-free (as in freedom) software on it and to optimize privacy. I want swipe input, but I don't ...
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How to quickly write an apostrophe with Swiftkey keyboard

In Swiftkey how do you right an apostrophe (') for words like "can't", "hasn't", or "the dog's bone"? Is there a way to do it without taking your finger off the keyboard and going to another menu? At ...
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How to write SMS by dragging fingers

I was shown that with the messaging app (texting), I can drag my finger along the letters so it writes! How do I do that? I've been looking at my phone forever & I really wanna know.
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Is there a soft keyboard for the HTC Droid Incredible that learns word combinations?

A friend of mine was talking about a soft keyboard replacement for the HTC Droid Incredible and I believe that he mentioned one of the features was that it not only suggested words, but it would "...
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No decimal input on numeric field when using Google Sheets on phone

In Google Sheets, when I add a number (e.g. 1.01) using the text keyboard and hit Enter, this numeric keyboard pops up as a default because the field is numeric. However, I do not have a decimal ...
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Keyboard Settings on Emulator revert on restart

My Android 2.3.3 emulator has four different keyboards: Japenese keyboard Chinese keyboard Android keyboard Sample Soft keyboard I uncheck all of them so that I can use the hardware keyboard. After a ...
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How do I get dictionary suggestions while typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable real text prediction for android / stock keyboard on LG optimus one? I'm using android version 2.2.2 and the default keyboard (at least it appears as 'Android ...
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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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Inputting math symbols in Android

I need to input calculus and trigonometric notations in Android. How to input math symbols in Android?
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Switch to default keyboard in password fields

I primarily use SwiftKey keyboard on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I want to find a way to automatically switch to the default Samsung keyboard when I enter a password. Currently I have to pull down ...
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Compile JellyBean's Keyboard for ICS Rom

I tried creating an Image with a JellyBean's LatinIME.apk, replacing ICS's LatinIME.apk, in system apps folder of ICS ROM, but it crashed. But when I put it in preInstalledApk folder, it got compiled ...
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Help for `fat finger` on Google Galaxy Nexus

I often have trouble with the on-screen keyboard, e.g. pressing the wrong keys etc. I looked around and found that ThickButton looks like a good solution; but sadly it is not compatible with my ...
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Is there a way to get a “zoom balloon” (like on the iphone) when sliding over a text input field?

Is there any way to show a zoom balloon (like on the iphone), whenever sliding over a text field to show us where the marker is, and allow us to move it correctly.
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Alternative keyboard with Czech language dictionary?

Is there any alternative keyboard for Android HTC Desire 2.1 that supports English/Czech dictionary and easy way to switch between them?
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Adding current word to dictionary

I recently upgraded to Lollipop on my Nexus 5. I use the stock keyboard for typing. Say I that while typing an email, I just typed a word that isn't in my dictionary, say qqqwwweee. I want to add it ...
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Typing accented letters from physical keyboard

I use a SGH-i927 Captivate Glide (4.0.4 AT&T stock rom, rooted) which has a physical US-keyboard. I frequently type in my native language which uses letters with umlauts. I know the trick that ...
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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

Having got a Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) I'd like to use its physical keyboard to to enter not only english but also central european (czech) and cyrillic (russian) letters (I am ok with english-only ...
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Can I get my old keyboard back after update?

I have an HTC Desire X and I Updated Android yesterday (I have android 4.1.1 now). Since the update I have a new keyboard, which has keys on different places (such as the change language button). Also ...
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Changing language from hardware keyboard in ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF300T

Today I have updated my Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF300T to Android 4.1 and was very disappointed. On Android 4.0 I used Ctrl+Space in Russian ASUS Keyboard to switch input language between English and ...
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Premature editing interruption and keyboard disappearance when typing text

I have noticed a few times today an unusual behavior of the built-in virtual keyboard on my Nexus S with Jelly Bean 4.1.1. When I type text in different apps (e.g. Google+ Messenger, Google Drive), ...
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Why doesn't my Galaxy S2 see my keyboard/mouse?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and Android 4.0.3. It recognises all the mass storage devices but doesn't seem to see a mouse and keyboard. The mouse was for sure working with Android 2.3 but now it is ...
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Spell Check app or setting while using drop down keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get word completion with physical keyboard? Is there anyway to get spell check functionality while using the drop down keyboard?
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Is there a way to customize keyboard settings?

On my Samsung Captivate (AT&T) they have (for no reason that I can fathom) split the voice command key out of the Swype keyboard. So, I seem to have to make a choice, do I want to use swype or ...
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How to get rid of voice bar over keyboard in Android 6?

I want to remove the horizontal bar with the microphone button (voice input) showing over Android 6 keyboard (marked with the red border). I know which settings are supposed to control this behaviour ...
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Can I feed SwiftKey (or other keyboard) with a large body of text to train it?

I find SwiftKey to be not that great in terms of prediction regarding technical language, both in English and Polish (which seems to be trained on news articles, so double useless). Is there an easy ...
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Nexus Player (Android TV): multi language keyboard

On my Nexus Player I have an option to choose multiple languages for whole system, but on keyboard I can't change language from English to anything else. Is there any way to have multi language ...
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How do I prevent my phone from waking up when I slide out the keyboard?

I have a Motorola Droid 4 which has a slide-out keyboard. The problem is, the sliding action takes very little force, and if the phone is in my pocket, just simply walking can cause the slider to ...
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Note 3 keyboard saves URLs I type into incognito tab

Just purchased a Note 3 recently. I'm using the stock keyboard. When I go into an incognito tab within Chrome and type in a URL, then later on in the day return to Chrome (regular tab). When I tap ...
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How do I change the spell check language independently from the hardware keyboard layout

I'm using an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity with a German (Swiss variant) hardware keyboard and with the standard Asus variant of Android version 4.2.1. On a regular basis I need to type in both ...
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Swap z and y keys on Xperia Mini Pro with Android 4.0

I got a Xperia Mini Pro with a hardware keyboard, which has a German layout. I switched to US layout on the computer and would like to use that on the phone as well. Is there some way to change the ...
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Cannot configure keyboard input language anymore

On my Xperia S /ICS, I had English and German language input configured. Worked as expected, could switch language on the keyboard. Then I installed a keyboard app and later uninstalled it. Now ...
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How to set a default keyboard language on the lock screen?

I have multiple languages set up on my keyboard (and using Swype primarily). Since my password consists of English letters, if my keyboard was last used in a different language, I have to first ...
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Want my Bluetooth keyboard on Galaxy Tab10.1 to default to English Android Keyboard (Not to Samsung Japanese Keypad)

I am using a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and when I connect my iBuffalo Bluetooth Keyboard BSKBB06 it always defaults to the Samsung Japanese Keypad and I have to keep manually changing it to the English Android ...