For questions about using the on-screen keyboard in Windows Phone. For the new swipe-style keyboard in WP 8.1, use the [wordflow] tag.

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My phone`s LCD is broken [closed]

I`m tired of the problem that reset my phone when go out of program, because my touch and LCD is broken,too and this problem should be and way to solve , for example : "IPHONE" virtual key and staff , ...
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Problem of keyboard with not Microsoft applications

I am now using a Lumia 640XL running Window 10, version 1607, OS build 10.0.14356.1000. I've got a problem with the keyboard. I can't only type within the Microsoft apps, like Messaging, Edge, ... ...
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How to reject keyboard auto-correction

I like the auto-correct but sometimes I want to reject a specific forced correction. E.g., I like writing "linkedin" (without capitals) but it keeps correcting it to "LinkedIn". When it corrects me, ...
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Microsoft Lumia 640 - Missing keyboard and error code 0x80073712

I know that I'm not the only person who has this problem, so i want to ask you how to resolve it. W10 Mobile is here but and problem is here too. I had problem when i update my Lumia 640 from Windows ...
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Keyboard not downloading

I just did a hard reset, and installed Windows 10 Mobile, then I restored my Onedrive backup. Everything was working normally, until I tried to write a message, I noticed that there are no ...
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Cannot add keyboard

I have Windows 10 Mobile (10.0.10586.164) on Lumia 630. When I want to add another keyboard (Czech but I try some others) I get error 80070020. I tried to set time to manual, check regional settings, ...
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Keyboard disappeared! How can activate it?

I got my new lumia 640 xl, everything is great except the keyboard! Sometimes the keyboard will hide and never back until shutting off and on again! Is it the problem? Or I have to some setting?
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

There is a smiley-face button at the bottom left of the keyboard that allows you to type emojis. I never use emojis. How can I remove this button from my keyboard?
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Copied text disappears

If I highlight some text and copy it to the clipboard (with the intention of pasting it somewhere later), then lock my phone, then unlock it, the text will no longer be on the clipboard. How can I ...
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Touchscreen not working properly, need to connect laptop

Few months ago My windows phone's screen got broke so I replaced it with a cheap screen , now I can't type properly, some areas of screen do not work at all , screen doesn't rotate on dial-pad and ...
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Arrow keys on bluetooth keyboard produce punctuation characters

I've successfully paired by bluetooth keyboard with my Microsoft Lumia 640 and it works great - mostly. The letters, digits and Enter key all work as expected, but the arrow keys are behaving very ...
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Controlling phone Apps using Laptop's keyboard and mouse

I know there are some apps that can do the opposite. But I want an app that can allow me to use PC mouse and keyboard to control my phone apps. Actually, I want to play Modern Combat 5: Blackout phone ...
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Charging problems in Microsoft Lumia 535

The problem is when I want to do some work while the phone is on charging, its goes crazy. I can't write a single letter normally when using keypad. It double/triple taps any word I press. Means it ...
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Use Bluetooth Keyboard with Windows Phone 8.1

I read that you could use Bluetooth Keyboards since a certain Windows Phone 8.1 version. What update do I need for this and how do I connect the keyboard to my phone? And does this work in every app?
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How to disable key highlights when entering PIN code?

When entering my PIN code, each number lights up as I tap it. This makes it easier for someone to read my PIN. Is there a way to disable this? It's possible in Windows 8.1.
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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, Beta....
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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 ...