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  1. donkeeballz's Avatar


    I don't know how I got this big arrow to appear next to my keyboard, but I can't get it to go away. Restarting didn't help. When I rotate the phone horizontally, it disappears. Help, please.
    06-19-2013 01:26 PM
  2. donkeeballz's Avatar
    I was trying to post a photo but was unsuccessful.
    06-19-2013 01:28 PM
  3. frekiluv's Avatar
    Is it the backspace key?

    ... Your Mummy is a Zombie.
    06-19-2013 01:30 PM
  4. donkeeballz's Avatar


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    OK, there's the photo.
    06-19-2013 01:30 PM
  5. donkeeballz's Avatar
    When I tap it, it flips to the other side.
    06-19-2013 01:32 PM
  6. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Your photo is broken, so I'm not sure what arrow you are referring to. I initially thought "he's not talking about the backspace or enter keys, is he?" but you mention it flips to the other side, so I'm not sure.

    What keyboard are you using? If it's just stock/default, what phone do you have?
    06-19-2013 03:32 PM
  7. donkeeballz's Avatar
    I'm using the default keyboard on a Sprint LG Optimus G. I've had this phone for about 2 months and this big arrow has just recently appeared. I'll try again with the photo. Does this work:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdfinkelstein/9093281596/" title="keyboard arrow by GD Finkelstein, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/9093281596_bb29f9c2c6.jpg" width="288" height="195" alt="keyboard arrow"></a>
    06-20-2013 07:55 AM
  8. donkeeballz's Avatar
    I'm using the stock keyboard on a Sprint LG Optimus G. Attempting to get a picture up.... Maybe it would just be easier to download a different keyboard?
    06-20-2013 08:12 AM
  9. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    I'm using the stock keyboard on a Sprint LG Optimus G. Attempting to get a picture up.... Maybe it would just be easier to download a different keyboard?
    Do a long press on the arrow and see if something pops up.

    Perhaps it's from something you've installed

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-20-2013 08:32 AM
  10. donkeeballz's Avatar
    No luck on the long press.
    06-20-2013 09:33 AM
  11. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    No luck on the long press.
    Photo, is still needed then.
    If it's not part of the keyboard, it's probably from something you've installed.

    Unless someone with the same issue sees this thread, a photo is the only way we'll know what you're asking about.
    :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-20-2013 09:49 AM
  12. donkeeballz's Avatar
    06-20-2013 10:34 AM
  13. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    The picture is broken.
    06-20-2013 10:35 AM
  14. donkeeballz's Avatar
    If that photo doesn't post, then here's a link to it. Sorry for my incompetence.

    keyboard arrow | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    06-20-2013 10:35 AM
  15. donkeeballz's Avatar
    My photo-posting skills are weak.
    06-20-2013 10:46 AM
  16. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I have no idea what that is. Sorry....not much help.
    06-20-2013 12:09 PM
  17. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    Ok I just checked the manual for your phone and there is no mention or photo of this.

    If like you said it just started.
    Then you should look at anything you installed just before it started.

    Any, app, widget, anything you've installed from the Google Play store, especially if you got an app from anywhere else

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-20-2013 01:38 PM
  18. frekiluv's Avatar
    Is it by chance a way of accessing your clipboard or search history? I noticed that the keyboard has a search key and not the enter key.
    Or maybe it is a way for one to switch from lefty to righty.

    ... Your Mummy is a Zombie.
    06-20-2013 04:15 PM
  19. frekiluv's Avatar
    I just seen that the Note 2 has a single handed use setting and has a large tab with an arrow (although pointed the other direction). Check your settings for single handed or small hand settings.
    So it may well be for right/left hand orientation.

    ... Your Mummy is a Zombie.
    06-20-2013 04:21 PM
  20. frekiluv's Avatar
    Yup. I think it is for single handed use because of the large screen. Heres an address to the article.
    Nice feature though.

    http://m.phonearena.com/reviews/LG-O..._id3258/page/2

    You can probsly find the setting under "Languge and Input" or something like that.
    Let me know if that is it.

    ... Your Mummy is a Zombie.
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    06-20-2013 04:35 PM
  21. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    Yup. I think it is for single handed use because of the large screen. Heres an address to the article.
    Nice feature though.

    http://m.phonearena.com/reviews/LG-O..._id3258/page/2

    You can probsly find the setting under "Languge and Input" or something like that.
    Let me know if that is it.

    ... Your Mummy is a Zombie.
    Good detective work.
    I read a manual for the phone online and it did not show that arrow or settings.

    Oh well, this has been a great thread, mystery and suspense. :-)

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    06-20-2013 07:53 PM
  22. frekiluv's Avatar
    Thanks. I had to scroll through hundreds of images from google. Now you know my secret WebFu techniques.

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    Michael Vieux likes this.
    06-20-2013 08:59 PM
  23. Kc Mahr's Avatar
    I had the same problem and just figured it out... Go under settings >> language and input >> click the wheel next to lg keyboard to change specific settings for that particular key board >> and deselect ONE HAND KEYBOARD and BOOM problem gone!!!!
    08-28-2013 08:18 PM
  24. Selina Weatherbee-Horton's Avatar
    http://flic.kr/p/eQQhet

    I don't know how I got this big arrow to appear next to my keyboard, but I can't get it to go away. Restarting didn't help. When I rotate the phone horizontally, it disappears. Help, please.
    One thing you could do is slide from one side to the next on the homerow (asdfghjkl) if it doesn't Work at first, do it a couple times, it should work, that's how i got mine to go back

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    http://flic.kr/p/eQQhet

    I don't know how I got this big arrow to appear next to my keyboard, but I can't get it to go away. Restarting didn't help. When I rotate the phone horizontally, it disappears. Help, please.
    One thing you could do is slide from one side to the next on the homerow (asdfghjkl) if it doesn't Work at first, do it a couple times, it should work, that's how i got mine to go back
    09-22-2013 10:32 PM
  25. Dustin Nelson's Avatar
    I know this is old, but I don't see an answer and I finally figured it out. If you go to your 'Settings', click 'Language and Input', and scroll down to your LG keyboard, click the 'Settings' Icon next to it and it'll give the option to turn off your 'One Hand Keyboard'. This creates the arrow that serves as a backspace i believe. I unchecked that option and problem solved. Hope this helps!
    08-20-2014 01:48 PM
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