[Q] Stock Hardware Keyboard - Alt Key Issue
After using the Galaxy S3 for 6 months or so I decided I couldn't stand not having a keyboard anymore and picked up a Relay from Amazon. It came with Jelly Bean preloaded out of the Box. I've already rooted it thanks to the fine people on this forum and though it's noticeably slower than my S3, I smile every time I get to use a keyboard again. (battery life seems pretty amazing too and I'm getting almost as much life as the genuine extended battery 3000mAh I bought for the S3)
However I'm having an issue with the keyboard. For most apps, like XDA, Messaging, Google Search Bar, etc.. the keyboard works fine. However if I am on the Internet, say for example the google home page and use the search bar on the actual page, I have to hold the alt key in to access the secondary characters instead of just pressing it once like you do normally. This becomes annoying when I want to us the @ symbol and have to hold the alt in on the left side and cross my right hand all the way to the left side of the keyboard to get that symbol. I also noticed this in the Netflix app so far.
After some searching, it appears that some Relay users experienced this problem post Jelly Bean update but my phone came with Jelly Bean preloaded so I don't have an ICS backup to go to.
Does anyone have a work around? (I can't use CM-10, if that is a solution because I depend on wifi calling all day at work)
Does anyone have the Stock ICS ROM? If that's a solution, I'll take it.
I also considered perhaps remapping the voice search key on the right side to have a second Alt key on that side of the keyboard, but I'd like to do that as a last resort.
Thanks in advance for any help or guidance.
EDIT: Sorry I didn't realize I put this in General instead of Q&A. Please feel free to move to the correct section.