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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Originally, all I wanted was the microphone icon to show up on the default Android keyboard. I went into settings and the voice input is enabled. I even tried switching it to show voice icon on symbols view, but that didn't work either.

So, I installed Google keyboard and switched the input method to it but when I go to type a text it is still showing the default keyboard.

In the settings for keyboard selection I noticed that the default keyboard is checked but greyed out so I can not uncheck it. Is there a way to disable the default keyboard so Google keyboard will show up?

More info: I installed Swype keyboard to see if that would work and it does, but is slow and only a trial. I would love to get google keyboard working or at least have the microphone icon show up.

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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not sure about most of what youre asking but you should be able to disable the stock keyboard in Settings>Applications
In those settings you can usualy remove any defaults for the app too
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When you're typing in a text field and you pull the notification bar down, is there an option to switch keyboards?
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Thanks!

I disabled the default keyboard as described and it is still showing up when I go to write a text even though Google keyboard is set as the keyboard and input method.

What is strange is that it is now not even listed in the keyboard list (as it is disabled), but it still defaults to the Android keyboard when I write a text.

To be clear, I don't mind using the default keyboard but just wish that I could still use the voice input mode.

By the way, I did reboot to rule that out.
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When you're typing in a text field and you pull the notification bar down, is there an option to switch keyboards?
Thanks for the reply! There is nothing in the notification bar when I slide it down while writing a text.
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Mine looks different but you should have the same notification?
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You have to actually select what keyboard you want to use.

Most of the time this is in settings>language and input
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Mine looks different but you should have the same notification?
Nothing there keyboard related unfortunately.
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You have to actually select what keyboard you want to use.

Most of the time this is in settings>language and input
I did select the Google keyboard there and also made sure to set it as the default input method.

Could this have something to do with Cyanogen? Maybe the Android keyboard is "hardwired" into the theme?
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The google keyboard is the keyboard on CyanogenMod already isn't it?
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The google keyboard is the keyboard on CyanogenMod already isn't it?
No, the original one was named "Android AOSP", at least on my phone.
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Here's a screenshot of what it looks like when I try to write a text.

This is with Android keyboard disabled and Google Keyboard selected.
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