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I have a Rii i8 Mini keyboard from Amazon, and I have been having trouble with it in both in FTV and XBMC. The keys erratically repeat for many characters like thissssssssssssss and even the arrow keys occasionally get stuck scrolling down in menus. Also, some key presses are randomly not detected. I googled a bit, and saw that this was a problem for many android users (couldn't find anything KFTV specific) involving 2.4ghz / bluetooth mice and keyboards.

I came across a discussion that suggests to install the app "External Keyboard Helper Pro", which I tried via sideloading, but wouldn't launch after install. This would not fix the keys randomly not registering either. I tested another 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo and it worked perfectly fine. I also tested the problem keyboard on my Windows PC, and I was able to type out an entire paragraph without errors, whereas on the Fire TV, I can barely type my email or password without 10 typos.

Does anyone have any experience with this problem?

TLDR; Does anyone know how to disable sticky keys on the FTV or force an app that wont launch to launch?

Or, any other mini keyboard suggestions for the FTV
 
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I have the same problem with the same keyboard. I thought it was my keyboard and was about to return to amazon.
 
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I have a Rii i8 Mini keyboard from Amazon, and I have been having trouble with it in both in FTV and XBMC. The keys erratically repeat for many characters like thissssssssssssss and even the arrow keys occasionally get stuck scrolling down in menus. Also, some key presses are randomly not detected. I googled a bit, and saw that this was a problem for many android users (couldn't find anything KFTV specific) involving 2.4ghz / bluetooth mice and keyboards.

I came across a discussion that suggests to install the app "External Keyboard Helper Pro", which I tried via sideloading, but wouldn't launch after install. This would not fix the keys randomly not registering either. I tested another 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo and it worked perfectly fine. I also tested the problem keyboard on my Windows PC, and I was able to type out an entire paragraph without errors, whereas on the Fire TV, I can barely type my email or password without 10 typos.

Does anyone have any experience with this problem?

TLDR; Does anyone know how to disable sticky keys on the FTV or force an app that wont launch to launch?

Or, any other mini keyboard suggestions for the FTV
 
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I have a Rii i8 Mini keyboard from Amazon, and I have been having trouble with it in both in FTV and XBMC. The keys erratically repeat for many characters like thissssssssssssss and even the arrow keys occasionally get stuck scrolling down in menus. Also, some key presses are randomly not detected. I googled a bit, and saw that this was a problem for many android users (couldn't find anything KFTV specific) involving 2.4ghz / bluetooth mice and keyboards.

I came across a discussion that suggests to install the app "External Keyboard Helper Pro", which I tried via sideloading, but wouldn't launch after install. This would not fix the keys randomly not registering either. I tested another 2.4ghz keyboard mouse combo and it worked perfectly fine. I also tested the problem keyboard on my Windows PC, and I was able to type out an entire paragraph without errors, whereas on the Fire TV, I can barely type my email or password without 10 typos.

Does anyone have any experience with this problem?

TLDR; Does anyone know how to disable sticky keys on the FTV or force an app that wont launch to launch?

Or, any other mini keyboard suggestions for the FTV

I would guess it's the keyboard itself. I bought a Hausbell Mini H7 2.4GHz Wireless Entertainment Keyboard with Touchpad for PC, Pad, Andriod TV Box, Google TV Box, Xbox360, PS3 & HTPC/IPTV (Black) to use on my G-Box -- and I had very similar issues that you describe. It even wouldn't produce character that was 'shifted'. Never did get it to work correctly. It does the same thing on my FTV. I have since purchased a iClever IC-RF01 2.4G Ultra Mini Wireless Keyboard with Mouse Touchpad all the problems disapeared no more repeating key presses...
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I would guess it's the keyboard itself. I bought a Hausbell Mini H7 2.4GHz Wireless Entertainment Keyboard with Touchpad for PC, Pad, Andriod TV Box, Google TV Box, Xbox360, PS3 & HTPC/IPTV (Black) to use on my G-Box -- and I had very similar issues that you describe. It even wouldn't produce character that was 'shifted'. Never did get it to work correctly. It does the same thing on my FTV. I have since purchased a iClever IC-RF01 2.4G Ultra Mini Wireless Keyboard with Mouse Touchpad all the problems disapeared no more repeating key presses...
Thanks, I'm gonna give that one a try.
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