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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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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

The OTA survival script/configuration fragment hack stopped working on the OnePlus 3T after the last OEM firmware update from OnePlus. (Even though the final OEM firmware update for the OnePlus 3T ...
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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

The problem The default AOSP keyboard does not ship with swipe. It will not appear in the settings. The easy (but awkward) reason is that Google considered this feature to be too "secret" or so to ...
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Is it possible to simulate touch without root?

I tried the what @user43185 proposed, but it won't work. But, as an alternative, I see that is possible to use the following. input [text|keyevent] input text <string> input keyevent <...
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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 do I get the "Change keyboard" notification to go away for more than an hour?

As of now all i can see is there are only 2 possible solutions 1) keep only one keyboard as suggested in 5 year old question 2) or keep all keyboards but disable all except for the one that you use ...
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Adding chinese input to Gboard keyboard

3/16/18 update - Chinese has been added to the supported languages in the latest version. Original answer - Chinese is not supported in GBoard yet (as of 2/20). Neither are other East Asian languages ...
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Can android 11 take 2 wired USB controllers

This is the bug [Android 11 DP/Beta] Bluetooth Gamepads Aren't Reported as Source of Input Events". A workaround is described in a reddit post by /u/SuttonX: https://www.reddit.com/r/...
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Choosing input method when on MessagEase

As of 2024, given that MessagEase wants to introduce a subscription model, your best option seems to be to install Thumb-Key instead. It's open source and doesn't nag you. With Thumb-Key you switch to ...
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Move the pointer and control it with the head

Welcome Stéphane! Although I am not personally aware of such a system, I imagine at least one does exist. Accessibility functionality on Android is fairly advanced, and I have a hunch a system exactly ...
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Why does Google Pinyin Input need to access my contacts?

Usually keyboard apps want to access your contacts for "predictive search" and auto-correction. If you don't like that, it should be fine to reject that request (and thus not giving them access) – ...
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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

A simple pre-built solution is now available in the form of OpenBoard with Gesture Typing, a fork of OpenBoard which I believe just adds the proprietary swipe library. Also AnySoft Keyboard does now ...
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Enable gesture (swipe) input (on Fairphone 2) without Google Keyboard

Update for Lineage OS 17.1 (Android 10.0) Based on this Reddit, step 4 of rugk’s detailed guide differs as follows (using TWRP since pushing the file with adb didn't work): transfer ...
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How to switch input method quickly on Android?

On Android 6 and later you can configure a keyboard change button to appear in the control strip alongside the soft Home and Back buttons whenever input mode is active. But if you have physical Home/...
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