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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by MNH, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. MNH

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    Is there a "computer keyboard" inputType method? I'm looking specifically for something with function keys (F1, etc.). If such a method exists, could the function keys be programmed?

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  2. MNH

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    I should have posted this in Android Development. Webmaster, please move it there.
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Moved it for you. :)

    I'm not a developer, but I do have an idea. What I've seen on other apps is a pop up menu that lets you choose the special keys and sends the character codes. I think an example is with Teamviewer there is a pop-up menu that will let me choose Ctrl-Alt-Del on my phone and it sends the command to my computer. Like I said, I'm not a developer, but that may be an alternative approach should the keyboard not be an option. Good luck!! :)
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  4. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    I was going to suggest Hackers Keyboard but it hasn't been updated since 2018 so it might be buggy.
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  5. MNH

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    @ tube517

    It's a start. Thanks!
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  6. MNH

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    Thanks, and thanks for your suggestion. I'll give it a whirl!
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