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Reducing the size of Google Keyboard - how can I do that?

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19th May 2014, 02:36 AM   |  #1  
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I am using Google Keyboard, but it doesn't have an option to reduce its size. What I'm trying to do is use Xposed + App Settings, find the keyboard's process, and reduce its DPI. The problem with this is that it only affects the settings menu, and not the actual keyboard. I assume there's a separate process for the keyboard itself and another one for the settings.

Can you think of any way to do this? Swiping long words on a large keyboard is not very comfortable. Any ideas?

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19th May 2014, 08:48 AM   |  #2  
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If you want a customizable keyboard try swifkey

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19th May 2014, 09:31 AM   |  #3  
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I've tested all major keyboards and I'm not interested in any other one. Google Keyboard is almost perfect; I just need to make it smaller.

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Ohk sir.. then I'll leave this upto great developers and their scripts

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Bumping this thread as I too would love to know how to do this.
26th December 2014, 06:11 PM   |  #6  
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Wink API does not allow DPI change
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Originally Posted by Gaścho comedor

I am using Google Keyboard, but it doesn't have an option to reduce its size. What I'm trying to do is use Xposed + App Settings, find the keyboard's process, and reduce its DPI. The problem with this is that it only affects the settings menu, and not the actual keyboard. I assume there's a separate process for the keyboard itself and another one for the settings.

Can you think of any way to do this? Swiping long words on a large keyboard is not very comfortable. Any ideas?

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Hello fellow Androider,

I have tried doing this using Xposed framework and every other way I could google but it seems the scripts in the application framework do not allow us to change the DPI for the Google Keyboard.

I just gave up and at the moment I'm using a sweet alternative called Minuum Keyboard, I hope you'll thank me after you try it!!!

Peace,
Syed
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