1. MercuryStar's Avatar
    This seems really strange, but every time I connect an external keyboard to the Note II via USB, the default on-screen keyboard is switched back to the Samsung Keyboard *permanently* (that is, not just while I'm using the external keyboard).

    That is, when connecting the USB keyboard, Samsung switches the default on-screen keyboard to the Samsung keyboard, and shows a dialog claiming that the Samsung Keyboard must be used - though the dialog doesn't give any chance to say "no" or to cancel this.

    There seems to be no good reason for this, as the USB keyboard continues to work fine when I manually switch the on-screen keyboard back to Swiftkey or Google Keyboard (my preferred on-screen keyboards). It seems it's some sort of arbitrary Samsung-specific glitch, but I can't figure any way to get around this problem, on a non-rooted device. There seems to be no way to configure this and no way to simply disable the Samsung Keyboard (which I never want to use).

    Anyone got any tips for me, save for rooting the device which I don't want to do?

    Edit: I don't know why I posted this in the AT&T forum, I meant to post it in the main forum. My phone is an Australian N7505T (4G).
    07-13-2013 08:08 AM
  2. lostchild's Avatar
    07-13-2013 10:42 AM
  3. MercuryStar's Avatar
    Why did you link that? It's an unrelated issue.
    07-13-2013 11:37 AM
  4. lostchild's Avatar
    Oops my bad. I only read your title, not the content. I have posted that link about 20 times in the last 3 months since everyone asked the same question, I didn't bother to read the post. Sorry.
    07-13-2013 12:51 PM
  5. Strider2112's Avatar
    I know you said you're on an non rooted device, I can't think of what you could do to stop that from happening other than rooting and removing the keyboard, but then when you use your usb keyboard it might force close.

    Maybe that's just the way it is designed, without modifying your OS there are some things you have to sort of "deal" with, if you know what I mean. Good luck!

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    07-13-2013 01:20 PM
  6. MercuryStar's Avatar
    Surprised that given how configurable Android is, there is no way around this bug. Let's hope Samsung fix it in a new release, because this coupled with the lack of autocorrect on the Samsung keyboard means anyone who ever plugs in an external keyboard is going to have to reset the default keyboard every time...

    This problem even makes the old "null keyboard" workaround for people who only use external keyboards useless, too.
    07-13-2013 08:33 PM
  7. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Oops my bad. I only read your title, not the content. I have posted that link about 20 times in the last 3 months since everyone asked the same question, I didn't bother to read the post. Sorry.
    good lord.
    08-27-2013 12:11 PM

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