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Where to find the $ symbol?

You're probably using a keyboard other than US English. To get the $ sign, switch to symbols by tapping on the &123 button in the lower left corner, then tap and hold on the button corresponding ...
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How to type π on the keyboard?

For symbols that are simply upper- or lowercase Greek letters (e.g. pi, sigma, delta) you can install the Greek keyboard layout: Note that it's a ~16 MB download, and you may have to install a ...
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Text suggestion, word flow not working

Word Flow and text suggestions aren't available with all languages. To see if your current language is supported, see Windows Phone feature and service availability. If your language is in the list, ...
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Ok, solution was really quite simple, this may be enough: Disable lock screen password Enable the lock screen password. When it prompts for the new password, it should show just the numeric phone ...
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How to type π on the keyboard?

You already have an excellent answer that will help you wherever you may be typing, but I’d like to add an app-based option that might be easier if you are writing a lot of mathematical formulae. ...
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Keyboard not downloading

With Windows mobile 10 I had the same problem (I have returned to 8.1). In Windows Central I found this: Additional language keyboards may not be present and may not be able to install on US builds ...
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Some grammatical symbols use more than 1 character

The reason is essentially the same, yes, in that it has to do with character encoding - the way human-readable characters are stored as machine-readable bits. An SMS message has a size limit of 140 ...
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

This is not a user configurable setting, and currently there does not exist any way to swap the supplied keyboard for an alternate (which from a security point of view, is a good thing)
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How to reject keyboard auto-correction

Here's a related question. It's not the same on Windows 10 Mobile but here's what I found: Selecting on the word after it was auto-corrected suggests my spelling.After choosing my spelling the force-...
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Use Bluetooth Keyboard with Windows Phone 8.1

Bluetooth keyboards are only supported with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 which will only be released officially on a select set of phones (ie. not all WP8 phones). Currently, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL ...
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How to change keyboard layout?

You can go to Settings>> Keyboard and the select the preferred languages. Further you can interchange between languages as shown in the picture.
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Auto capitalise the character i

Change to the English keyboard. If you're unable to do so, go to Settings and add the keyboard. You can have multiple keyboards at the same time and easily switch between them (I have Swedish, ...
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How to disable auto-capitalization when adding new contact?

As far as I'm aware, there is no way to do this. It is built into the OS and cannot be changed. You could create a feature suggestion here.
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Copied text disappears

In Windows phone 8.1 the copied text or clipboard text will disappear after you lock your phone. This problem is fixed in Windows 10 mobile. There is no solution to this until the Windows 10 update ...
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How to disable key highlights when entering PIN code?

Unfortunately you can't disable the keyboard highlighting when entering your pin yet. There is already a feature request on the Windows Phone UserVoice page you should vote for.
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

This is (somewhat) possible to do on the current Windows 10 preview, as long as you have more than one language installed. Go to your keyboard settings and select "More keyboard settings." Make sure ...
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My windows phone keyboard is getting smaller, what should I do to make it back to original size

Long press on &123 until three buttons slide up. Press on keyboard icon then full setup for the keyboard as demonstrated in this picture.
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Cannot find plus sign when calling from WhatsApp

WhatsApp in Windows Phone does not ask for a phone number input anywhere other than your own number. The keyboard on "change your number" screen does not really have a "+" sign, but the first click on ...
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Lumia 950 XL voice dictation icon missing

In the settings > keyboard section, there is a button "More keyboard settings". In that section, make sure that "Show dictation button" is checked. By Default, it is unchecked. What language are ...
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Lumia 950 XL voice dictation icon missing

I had this problem with my Lumia 650 but eventually fixed it as follows: Settings Privacy Speech, Inking & Typing Getting to know you Click on getting to know me and the dictation icon reappears -...
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Cannot add keyboard

First I did check for last updates and install them. After factory reset I can add additional keyboards without problems.
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is there a way to get haptic feedback on keyboard?

I think it's not available in all models, but: Go to -> Settings -> Extras -> Touch and toggle the switch "Vibrate when I tap the navigation keys".
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How to force a keyboard to popup?

I believe that is a bug in Windows 10 Mobile. You can try to click elsewhere in app and then click on the input field again and if it still doesn't work, try to reboot your phone or maybe restart the ...
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How to reject keyboard auto-correction

You can change the word's case by selecting it and then press the SHIFT key on your keyboard. So let your device write "LinkedIn", select the word and change the case with SHIFT until you get "...
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Microsoft Lumia 640 - Missing keyboard and error code 0x80073712

Check, under Settings, that automatic backups are completed successfully. Windows will not perform (non-security) system updates if the backups fail (so that in case the update fails your personal ...
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Keyboard not downloading

After searching for answers for weeks, I finally was able to do traditional Chinese handwriting again on my Lumia 640 with Windows 10 mobile. I first went to settings, language. And add traditional ...
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Keyboard not downloading

Apparently from Gabe's blog, this issue is fixed on the Build 14295 (currently available on Slow Ring) https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/03/25/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-...
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Keyboard not downloading

Word Flow and text suggestions aren't available with all languages. To see if your current language is supported, see Windows Phone feature and service availability.
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Remove emoji button from keyboard

The answer is sadly no, it is also not possible in the forthcoming windows 10. You can disable emoji recommendations but not remove the button itself at this time.
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Windows Phone 8.1 Keyboard Freezing (Skype/Whatsapp/Viber/SMS)

I've found a resolution here; http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp7-wppeople/keyboard-freezes-after-adding-a-space/1d4b902d-f776-4183-993a-b4b6f0560d98 If you disable the 'suggest / ...
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