Pair with keyboard manager (root) for good solution Using keyboard manager I set my keyboard to autmatically toggle to this null keyboard when a bluetooth keyboard is detected...solved the on screen problem! although using a privacy app i was also warned during install that the null keyboard is collecting identification info from users during installation... no reason for that, why on earth does this developer need to know who I am? I blocked identification access and it still works fine.
Other reviewers speak nonsense. This app does not collect data. That warning is the default Android warning when you install ANY input method. This app wouldn't be able to do anything even if it collected data. It has no permissions to save to SD, access internet, so it would have no way to do anything with that data. And with a size of 18kb, there definitely isn't enough code in this to mine data. Stop being paranoid.
excellent (instructions) For samsung tablets (owner of galaxy 10 inch) you must activate the null keyboard in the language and input settings. Once this is complete go into a text field. When the keyboard pops up hold down the keyboard icon in the task tray (bottom of the tablet screen) a small menu will pop up... select null keyboard. Note that the thumb keyboard may have to be selected prior to nulling from the task bar to prevent a obtrusive black screen cut-off.
Needs a JellyBean update When switching from a virtual keyboard to Null Keyboard, it leaves a grey rectangle where the virtual keyboard was, taking up half the screen and not working properly until I quit and restart the app. Could use this fix, which would make this free app perfect!
It fixed a shift key problem When I used Shift 2 and Shift 3 on the Toshiba Wireless Keyboard with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet it printed " and the English pound signs respectively. On using the Null Keyboard these shift keys returned the correct signs of @ and # respectivly. Great stuff.
Exactly what I needed. Most text editors are best used in landscape mode, but the keyboard takes up half the screen. So I dug up an old OTG adapter, plugged in a spare keyboard and.. the virtual keyboard still hogs the screen. Installed Null Keyboard, selected it as input, connected my physical keyboard and suddenly oceans of screen real estate.