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.
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!
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.
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.
Not the developers fault but.... Even after setting up a bluetooth keyboard and this app, if the keyboard times out, the Samsung device defaults to an onscreen keyboard so it's quite annoying. TIP: If you don't want the black box on the bottom, change your keyboard through Settings rather than the keyboard icon on the bottom. Wish device was smart enough to detect bluetooth connection is a keyboard so onscreen doesn't pop up. Not the fault of the developers, just so you know what to expect on the Galaxy Note 10.1
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