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Windows Phone 8.1 Keyboard Freezing (Skype/Whatsapp/Viber/SMS)

I'm on a Lumia 925 and developer preview - this morning a strange thing happened... When I open any messenger of any sort, and start to type, the keyboard pops up and allows me to write one word only ...
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How to type π on the keyboard?

Is it possible to type a π on the keyboard of WP(8.1)? I know you can copy and paste it, but that takes a lot of time. How to do this? Are there also some other mathematics symbols (like Alpha, ...
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How to change keyboard layout?

My Lumia 1020's on-screen keyboard changed automatically from English to Chinese. How can I change it back?
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Some grammatical symbols use more than 1 character

When writing a text message, I was expecting that all (UK) standard keyboard characters would each use 1 character, but it seems that this isn't so - one exception I've found is the ¬ character, which ...
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Text suggestion, word flow not working

Neither text suggestion nor Word Flow is working on my Nokia Lumia 920. I just got my phone updated with Lumia Cyan. How can I get those features to work?
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Is there a way to stop the zooming when you tap on a editable text field in a browser?

Quite often, whatever I need to type is dependent on reading the text surrounding the box I am typing in. It's very annoying having to zooming back out every time I tap to type, because the default ...
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Windows 8.1 update replaces “.co.uk” button with “.com” button

I have a UK Lumia 1520 which has recently been upgraded to Windows 8.1 through the Over-the-air update mechanism. The developer preview was not installed on this phone. The keyboard used to have the ...
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How to disable auto-capitalization when adding new contact?

In keyboard settings, I've disabled the "capitalize first letter..." option. But everytime I type a new contact name, it capitalizes the first letter. How do I disable this?
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How to insert a Line Feed?

I was adding an entry to OneNote on my Nokia Lumia 1320 and wanted to add a line feed. When doing the same task on my desktop/laptop I would press Shift+Return on the keyboard but I couldn't find a ...
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Where to find the $ symbol?

I am using a Lumia 520. I want to send a message to my friend and that message should include the $ symbol, but I can't find it. Can someone please help me with that?
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Background I used to have numeric lock screen password. The virtual keyboard was the numeric phone dialing keyboard with big keys. All was peachy, I could keep the phone to lock in 30 seconds because ...
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Auto capitalise the character i

Does anyone know how to get a WP8 device to auto capitalise the character i? iOS performs this operation and it's really annoying me on my Lumia 820.
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Keyboard suddenly not autocorrecting

I've owned the Lumia 620 for an hour and suddenly the keyboard will not autocorrect. When typing, the suggestions bar does not appear, and I can only type in a mess. It doesnt do any correction ...
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Is there a way to do more than “reset suggestions” on the keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to manually add some words or phrases to the keyboard's suggestions dictionary, and possibly remove some that have already been added. Is there a way to do this? Under the Keyboard settings ...
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How do I type em dash — like that — on windows phone?

I've been trying to find it for half a year, but found only the en dash, same as minus sign. How can we type the long dash on WP?
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How do I use a different keyboard language?

Is there a way to temporarily switch the language (or really just the keyboard) for my phone to Japanese? I'm learning Japanese and wanted to practice on my phone.
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Turn off automatic capitalization on windows phone auto complete

When I type on Windows Phone 8 I want to be able to pick and choose what I capitalize. If I type 'san francisco' I get 'san Francisco'. To get all lowercase I'd need to tap 'Francisco' and choose ...
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Is there a good T9 keyboard for Wp7 (Lumia 800) ?

I 'hate' the standard qwerty keyboard on a 'small' touchscreen because it isn't comfortable. I prefer T9. The problem is that actually, T9 external app keyboards are not fully integrated. Does ...
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Bluetooth on WP8

Does anyone know if the bluetooth connectivity has been extended to more devices in Windows Phone 8? Specifically, I'm interested in Knowing whether bluetooth keyboards will be supported, and ...
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Does a Bluetooth Keyboard work with Windows Phone?

I bought a Mini bluetooth Keyboard for my Nokia Lumia 710. But it doesn't seem to work. Is there any way to get a bluetooth keyboard to work with Windows Phone 7.5?
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What keyboard shortcuts can I use when typing on WP7?

Other phones (i.e. Iphone and Android phones) have keyboard shortcuts that enable you to type faster, and provide shortcuts to commonly used items. I know of a few that Windows Phone has, but I was ...
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How to hide the keyboard?

On a few occasions the keyboard has popped up and refused to disappear. On Android you can hold down the menu button to show/hide the keyboard. Does Windows Phone 7 have a similar thing?
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What is the ENU keyboard setting?

I use two languages on the phone, Swedish (SVE) and English (ENG). But when I change the language when typing, I also see a language code ENU. What is it?
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Is there a way to make Apple Emoji display correctly?

My wife and mother love to send me texts from their iPhones full of Emoji characters. How can I make this display correctly? Usually it ends up looking like this: "Hey, how are you doing? 😷" and ...
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Disabling keyboard click but retain dial keykad beeps

I'm looking for a hack for turning off the keyboard click of SMS'ing, typing in IE, etc but keeping the beep tones for when I'm dialing in a number (when making a call). I know you can turn off "key ...
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How can I remove items from the custom dictionary? [duplicate]

Like an idiot, I accidentally added a word to the dictionary, and now my phone likes to use the incorrectly spelt word. Is it possible to remove incorrect items from the custom dictionary?
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How do I remove a misspelled word that I accidentally taught to my phone?

The autocorrect has the ability to learn new words, and I accidentally taught it a fake word. How can I remove it?
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How do I type a backtick (`) using the software keyboard?

When I bring up the keyboard and press the &123 button, I don't see the backtick character anywhere. I have also pressed the right arrow button to see more symbols, but it's not on that screen ...