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Closing the on-screen keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Johnaldo, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Johnaldo

    Johnaldo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have a Galaxy Tab 2, and I'm wondering if there's a way to remove the on-screen keyboard when it's not required, eg if you start to enter text and then change your mind and want to do something else, it stays there waiting for the entry to be completed. I'm told you just tap anywhere on the remaining screen, but a) that doesn't always respond, and b) you often hit another link or 'live' spot.
    Thanks, John

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  2. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Hit the back button once on the majority of devices, and the keyboard will minimize. Doing this just once with the keyboard on screen will not trigger the normal "back" action, such as going back one page, or closing an app.
  3. Johnaldo

    Johnaldo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply ... yes, the back button does the job, sometimes. It doesn't work if you've just opened a page, as it's greyed out.
  4. Johnaldo

    Johnaldo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Can anyone else offer a possible working solution, please?
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    moved you to the tab 2 forum where folks who have your device can pitch in.

    but i have a transformer inifnity and a nook hd+ and there is no other way, other than hitting the back button.....not really sure what you are looking for here. to me it is not that big of a deal.
  6. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    Would installing a different keyboard help? Do some other keyboards include a hide key?
  7. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    Back button seems to always work for me, if not hit the home button. When you say "Open a page", what type of page?

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