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Why do text input methods generally omit an undo function?

This question can get better answers from developers than the end user community. Android framework does have a class named UndoManager "for managing and interacting with the global undo state ...
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Prevent switching keyboard layout when pressing Shift+Space on an external keyboard

I just got a Tab S7 with Samsung's keyboard cover and this was annoying as heck. After reading this and seeing that the solution was just to download another keyboard, I knew there had to be a ...
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Prevent switching keyboard layout when pressing Shift+Space on an external keyboard

I have the same issue with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and a bluetooth keyboard. I was able to install Gboard (google keyboard from the app store) and this fixed the problem.
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Can a phone act as computer replacement?

You can accomplish this with Samsung Dex. What you'll need: A Compatible Samsung smartphone. As of the time of this post, this includes the S8, S9, S10, Note8, and Note9. Either the Dex Pad or Dex ...
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Do not trap home key for TV PC

I doubt this is possible. From Android Developer Center (Google's official site): Key code constant: Home key. This key is handled by the framework and is never delivered to applications. ...
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Using your smartphone as Laptop and Desktop with a DisplayLink-Setup (with S7 for example)

Not having MHL is not problematic. Most recent Android phone will be able to act as host and therefore talk with a docking station with DisplayLink technology inside. You simply need the app and an ...
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How to add a physical keyboard layout

You should install extra keyboard layouts: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=varzan.extraKeyboardLayouts . It is free and helps me to type on Mongolian language and included many other ...
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Notification bar key-binding?

In Android 6 (aka Android M and Android Marshmallow), Win+N works.
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Samsung Soft Keyboard Keeps Popping Up when Bluetooth Keyboard in Use on Galaxy Note 10.1 with Android 4.1.2

You would be better off accessing the Physical Keyboard settings. Settings>General Management>Language and input>Physical Keyboard. In this settings menu, you can set "Show on-screen keyboard" to ...
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How to connect both a monitor and a keyboard to a LG G3?

Use your slimport to charge and HDMI and get a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, that is the optimal configuration. The only dumb thing LG didn't predicted is to turn off the phone display when you are ...
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How to use, learn, and practice Dvorak layout with hardware external keyboards?

I solved this by installing Termux, which is a "terminal emulator". This particular terminal emulator can install gtypist for you, which is a superb, well thought out free and open source typing ...
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Change physical keyboard layout

The solution involved deactivating all keyboards from the on-screen keyboard options. After doing so, the only one that was left (as on-screen) was also the only one left in physical. Even SwiftKey ...
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How to reset "wm size" changes from recovery or unlock android phone with graphic key via keyboard/mouse?

I found a solution. Type in console: wm size reset
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USB-C port not working as a host to use with USB OTG or HDMI adapter

It turns out that my device is not HDMI-compatible and will not transmit over that adapter (or any other, apparently). Props to Robert for finding a (generic?) listing over here: https://en....
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How to remap keyboard shortcut?

Keyboard customization in Android could be done via modifying Key layout files (*.kl) or Key character map files (*.kcm). KL files specify which Android key is produced by each physical key. KCM files ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch languages with a Logitech K480 or MK270?

Android keeps track of the language settings for each keyboard separately. Therefore, you need to enable the additional language for the second keyboard, and then you'll be able to switch languages ...
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how do I add hebrew to a bluetooth keyboard?

Adding language is very easy (just Go to: Settings -> Language & Input -> Physical Keyboard and dig there), but there is a problem with changing the language with a keyboard shortcut: cannot ...
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Samsung s5 mini - delock cable mouse / keyboard not working

OTG needs to be supported at the kernel level and you device does not appear to have that with stock kernel as you can see from cursory Google search. Samsung S5 mini supports Gamepad through OTG? ...
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Home shortcut on Apple bluetooth keyboard

I found out which shortcut key corresponds to Home. It is cmd + return. It seems that the cmd key corresponds to the search key in the list of shortcuts available in the Physical keyboard settings.
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Romanian Layout for Physical Keyboard is absent

Have you tried this? https://android.stackexchange.com/a/103494/241518 What you have to do is pair your external keyboard then Go to Settings -> Language & Input -> Physical Keyboard Then ...
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Is Android associated with a specific set of control keys?

Android CDD -section 7.1.2 does not specify any mandatory requirements, except support for third party IME, say for instance Hacker's Keyboard, which implements those control keys In my understanding,...
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Zoom in/out via external keyboard

If you have an external mouse with a scroll wheel, try rolling the wheel while holding down Ctrl on the keyboard. This works on countless office-type apps (Word, Excel, Outlook, web browsers, image ...
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Typing on my Android Device directly from Windows 10

You should try Remote Keyboard, available for Android 2.3+. That app worked well with my Windows 10 computer and my OnePlus 3T, and you can try this tutorial which shows you how to use the app. If ...
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Possible to remap `Esc` key to `Caps Lock` on a bluetooth keyboard

In Android 4.0 you could do this easy, you would need root permissions though. You most likely still can with root. Just checked can do easy with root. /System/usr/keylayout there are a couple files ...
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Possible to remap `Esc` key to `Caps Lock` on a bluetooth keyboard

It's totally possible without rooting. Check out ExKeyMo (I'm the developer). It has an example with Esc<->Caps mapping. If you need more than one layout take a look at custom-keyboard-layout (I'...
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Android menu navigation without touchscreen input

The functionality which you are looking for is available under the Accessibility settings. It is called Switch access, Universal switch and many more, just search for the term switch after going to ...
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How to disable Shift + Space to change language on Android?

Google just posted an update on the ticket for one of the suggested solutions to this issue stating that the next version of Gboard is going to block Shift+Space if any character other than space is ...
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Romanian Layout for Physical Keyboard is absent

A a complement to the other answer that mentions External Keyboard Helper: testing the demo version, this app brings a new list of physical keyboard layouts that includes Romanian. Only one can be ...
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Show virtual keyboard when a physical one is connected on Android 7

I had the reverse problem (Virtual Keyboard would not stop popping up) on My Galaxy Tab S3 running Android 7.0. I didn't want to install many apps so, discovered my problem to be the tablet's ...
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Page Down and Page Up Don't Work

So I have experimented with this a lot and basically have concluded that Android devices were not intended to be operated this way. Even Chromebook's running Android apps don't support the PageDown ...
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