1. GoBigRed4's Avatar
    I know this question isn't about the MAXX specifically, but I'm using a MAXX so I thought I'd post here.

    When I use the Google keyboard in hangouts there is no 'enter' or 'return' key. Where it would normally be is a button for using emojis. But this isn't necessary because there is an emoji button right next to the text input (see the pic attached).

    This only seems to be an issue in hangouts. In every other app where I use the Google keyboard there is an 'enter' or 'return' key on the keyboard.

    Anybody know how to press 'enter' on the Google keyboard in hangouts?

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    06-19-2014 10:03 AM
  2. Kaptain75329's Avatar
    I've found this annoying, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

    If you want to use the enter key in Hangouts or any other chat program that restricts the key, simply hold down shift and the smiley key becomes the enter key.

    If you're a fan of gesture typing as I am, then you need only drag from shift to enter in order to insert a new line.

    =/\= Kaptain75329
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    When you have text or emojis inputted an option comes up to send comes up. As far as I know in that context there is not an "enter" to move to the next line option, although that option is available in other apps, depending on the type of input field.
    06-19-2014 10:19 AM
  4. Kaptain75329's Avatar
    I've found this annoying, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

    If you want to use the enter key in Hangouts or any other chat program that restricts the key, simply hold down shift and the smiley key becomes the enter key.

    If you're a fan of gesture typing as I am, then you need only drag from shift to enter in order to insert a new line.

    =/\= Kaptain75329
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    06-19-2014 04:23 PM
  5. Toes Up's Avatar
    I use the stock texting app. Is there any way to have the enter key become the default key instead of the emojis?
    06-19-2014 08:29 PM
  6. chubby22's Avatar
    If you like, give swiftkey a try. It's free now. Plus you have the option of always having the enter key always show up. Just go into layout, and check the box. If you like using emojis, they have the colored ones as well...
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    06-20-2014 11:47 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    If you like, give swiftkey a try. It's free now. Plus you have the option of always having the enter key always show up. Just go into layout, and check the box. If you like using emojis, they have the colored ones as well...
    Yes, this, plus you can long-press the emoji keyboard key to do an enter if you don't change the setting.
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    06-20-2014 01:24 PM
  8. GoBigRed4's Avatar
    I've found this annoying, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

    If you want to use the enter key in Hangouts or any other chat program that restricts the key, simply hold down shift and the smiley key becomes the enter key.

    If you're a fan of gesture typing as I am, then you need only drag from shift to enter in order to insert a new line.

    =/\= Kaptain75329
    Thanks for the long press shift tip! Works great!

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    06-21-2014 12:38 AM
  9. Sophos's Avatar
    I've found this annoying, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

    If you want to use the enter key in Hangouts or any other chat program that restricts the key, simply hold down shift and the smiley key becomes the enter key.

    If you're a fan of gesture typing as I am, then you need only drag from shift to enter in order to insert a new line.

    =/\= Kaptain75329
    Man! Thx so much for this! The lack of an enter key on hangouts keyboard has been bugging me forever.

    I play with my food
    06-21-2014 02:35 AM
  10. dorje51's Avatar
    This has been annoying me for as long as I have had this phone (previous iPhone owner)
    I tried this fix of holding down the shift key on my Galaxy Notebook 4, and got a smiley face but no return

    What did I do wrong or does this fix no longer work?
    03-04-2015 07:02 PM
  11. ajGoes's Avatar
    Is there a return symbol in the bottom-right corner of a selection of smilies? That's how the SwiftKey keypad works. I keep forgetting to look for the return symbol down there.
    03-05-2015 08:26 PM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    Yes, I'd also suggest switching to the free swiftkey keyboard, which will allow the long press of the smiley key for a return, as you wish, and is superior to the stock keyboard anyway.
    03-05-2015 09:42 PM
  13. YAYTech's Avatar
    This has been annoying me for as long as I have had this phone (previous iPhone owner)
    I tried this fix of holding down the shift key on my Galaxy Notebook 4, and got a smiley face but no return

    What did I do wrong or does this fix no longer work?
    Does that model use the stock Google keyboard? Samsung likes to load their devices up with their own software that acts a little differently.
    03-09-2015 02:46 PM
  14. KikyExcel's Avatar
    I've found this annoying, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

    If you want to use the enter key in Hangouts or any other chat program that restricts the key, simply hold down shift and the smiley key becomes the enter key.

    If you're a fan of gesture typing as I am, then you need only drag from shift to enter in order to insert a new line.

    =/\= Kaptain75329
    03-28-2016 01:15 PM
  15. Conrad Braam's Avatar
    Nope. Does not work on my version.
    Basically hangouts is the only app on my phone that is broken. Surely that would make the flaw obvious u less there was a deeper intent which my IQ is too shallow to assimilation
    10-31-2016 01:49 PM
  16. doogald's Avatar
    Nope. Does not work on my version.
    Basically hangouts is the only app on my phone that is broken. Surely that would make the flaw obvious u less there was a deeper intent which my IQ is too shallow to assimilation
    Press the number/emoji shift icon on the bottom left. That turns the bottom right icon (emoji, I think?) into a return key.
    11-01-2016 12:04 PM

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