Nexus One voice inputComma on the keyboard

Sure, being able dictate e-mails, text messages -- anything you want, really -- to your Nexus One is pretty darn cool. But it comes at a price: There's no comma directly on the on-screen keyboard. OK, you can hold down the period, or switch over to the symbols to get it. But for me, that's one step too many. But you can put the comma back on top of the keyboard, if you don't mind trading voice input to do so. Here are the steps:

  1. With the on-screen keyboard open, hold down on ?123 (in the bottom left corner)
  2. Choose Android keyboard settings from the pop-up.
  3. Uncheck Voice input.

That's it. You'll now have a comma back on top of the on-screen keyboard, at the expense of voice input. You can always turn it back on, though, doing the same steps. [@bck via @palmsolo]


Reader comments

Quick tip: Turn off Nexus One voice input, gain a comma on the keyboard


they should just keep the voice input and replace the period with the comma because you can simply press the space bar twice to produce a period & a space which is very convenient.

I wish there were a way to remove the voice input button so I got the comma key back, while leaving the keyboard swipe voice activation thing still there.

Can't you just swipe over the keyboard to get Voice Input activated, or does getting rid of the button get rid of that feature too, which would be a silly way for Google to configure the phone.

I would want no button, and to be able to swipe to get voice input.

Actually, I would want swiping the keyboard to bring up other keyboards, like a T9 one, but hey...