1. badBIOSvictim's Avatar
    This week an used Droid 4 was delivered by an Ebay seller. Could you please tell me how the shift key and caps lock work? If keyboard is malfunctioning, I will need to return phone.

    Almost all the time, I have to hold down the shift key while simultaneously pressing a yellow symbol to type the symbol. I have to hold down the shift key and simultaneously a letter key to type a capitalized letter. Whereas, my droid 3 phone, I just press and release shift key and then press the yellow symbol key.

    Most of the time the caps lock key does not work at all regardless whether I hold it down or release it..
    01-04-2015 04:50 PM
  2. sd_shadow's Avatar
    shift key should capitalize one character
    lock should capitalize all till it is pressed again
    could just need a factory reset or reflash firmware

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    01-04-2015 04:59 PM
  3. Jacob Wardell's Avatar
    I don't know if this will help at all, but I had a problem with the Shift Key not working when I had a USB keyboard plugged into my Android phone and I found a solution. Maybe the solution I found for my problem will fix your problem as well. If not, I do apologize.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Android phone. I purchased a USB external physical keyboard that can connect with my Windows computers and my Android devices (via micro USB). The keyboard worked fine when I plugged it into my Windows computers. The keyboard worked pretty well Android phone, except for the fact that the Shift Key didn't do anything when I held it down and pressed other keys (to capitalize letters, type symbols found above the number keys, etc.). I tried a lot of stuff to get the Shift Key to work on my USB keyboard when I had it plugged into my phone. I couldn't get the Shift Key to work when I used the stock Google/Android keyboard app, the Samsung Keyboard app, or the SwiftKey Keyboard app. After a lot of trial and error with apps and settings (and a lot of frustration), I FINALLY came across an app that DOES solve the Shift key problem: The "Go Keyboard" app on the Google Play app store.

    After I installed this app and set it as the default keyboard app on my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S5), the Shift key worked just fine when I used it while it was plugged into my Android phone (allowing me to capitalize letters and type symbols above the number keys).

    I hope this works for you, too!
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    07-12-2017 02:45 PM
  4. maceandroidcentral's Avatar
    Thank you Jacob! That seems to be working.
    Not thrilled to have another app, and I haven't yet found how to enable voice recognition. perhaps i will need to switch keyboards at such times that I want to use voice recognition. Still, I use the keyboard exclusively while I am at work, so this is a huge win, thanks to all your efforts.

    I spoke too soon. Go Keyboard *sometimes* works for capitalization, but it is still flaky. What's worse, sometimes even the CAPS LOCK won't work, and if I'm in the middle of composing something, I will need to pull up the phone's on-screen keyboard and toggle the shift key from there. arrgh. Not complaining at you, Jacob,
    you've at least given me hope, but this seems like an Android problem.
    01-25-2018 11:29 AM

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