fxtec11 9 Posted October 23, 2020 Share Posted October 23, 2020 (edited) Back in 2013 I had a Blackberry Q5. It has a physical keyboard, that shows text predictions while typing on the lower end of the screen, but no software keyboard. This demo from back then shows how it worked: https://youtu.be/gNoC4rBWdes?t=43 I tried several keyboards on the Pro1 trying to achieve a similar result, with the exception that i want to see the software keyboard in portrait mode. Android Keyboard(AOSP): Shows in portrait word with word suggestions, but does not show at all in landscape mode. "Show virtual keyboard" option in Android Physical Keyboard Settings fully enables or disables it in landscape mode. Same behaviour: OpenBoard, GBoard, Hacker's Keyboard, AnySoftKeyboard, Yandex.Keyboard Typewise: Similar to AOSP, but goes into fullscreen mode and still shows its own keyboard. Blackberry Keyboard(installed using Blackberry Manager by cobalt232): same as AOSP, but ignores "Show virtual keyboard" option and always shows. Microsoft SwiftKey: the only one i found that shows text prediction in portrait mode without showing software keyboard, but a a weird positioned overlay that blocks other interaction elements of the underlying app (e.g. "Send" button in WhatsApp). This makes it very close to unusable, because the overlay cannot be moved or positioned in its own place. It always gets in the way of the app. Edit: SwiftKey can be configured to the desired behaviour by changing the software keyboard mode from "float" to "full". The option button might not be visible on screen when in float-mode. I tested all possible settings of the mentioned keyboards without any success. If anyone knows a keyboard that has an option to enable this, please let me know! Edited October 24, 2020 by fxtec11 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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