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How to customize the Gboard keyboard on Android

How to customize the Gboard keyboard on Android

There is no doubt that Gboard is the best keyboard that we can currently find for our Android devices, here Google has done a great job, offering users a full keyboard full of options to squeeze.

One of the main features of Gboard, and that is not usually very squeezed by users, is its customization. With the options that we will review next we will see what aspects we can modify in the appearance of the keyboard:

Add a theme or background

Gboard

If you are tired of the white color of the keyboard you can change its color or add a background image using its themes. In the keyboard settings Gboard> Theme you can select some of your default colors or backgrounds or select your favorite image from your gallery.

Add edges on the keys

Gboard

When you are about to apply a theme you will see that you can add the edges of the key so that the keyboard has more volume and is not so flat.

Change the height of the keyboard

Gboard

If the size of the keyboard and its keys does not convince you because it is too large or too small, you can change its size from Keyboard Settings Gboard> Preferences> Altur of the keyboard. There they offer us five heights: little, medium-little, normal, medium-great, a lot.

Always show row of numbers

Gboard

If you want to always have the row of numbers available, you can do so by activating the option Row of numbers that you will find in Preferences.

Customize the toolbar

Gboard

Gboard includes a toolbar that allows us to access the Google search engine, the translator and other options. By clicking on the three points you can drag the icons to order their positions, to have the most used ones in the bar.

One-sided mode

Gboard

If you like to write with one hand from the Preferences you can set the design of the mode on one side by default, if you want the keyboard to appear on the right or on the left.

Customize one-side mode

Gboard

If you are going to use the side mode you can also customize its size and position by clicking on the size icon that appears on the keyboard.

Sound at the touch of a key

Gboard

If you do not like the keyboard to sound when you press, or do not want to change the volume of your sound, in Tools you can deactivate the sound and adjust its volume.

Intensity of vibration when pressing

Gboard

The same thing we can do with the intensity of the vibration, we can deactivate it by removing the option Touch response when pressing keysor adjust the intensity of the vibration so that it vibrates less or more.

Expand when pressed

Gboard

If we do not want the key we press to appear enlarged we can remove this feature by unchecking the Expand option when pressing the key.

Delay when holding down

Gboard

We can also adjust the time we must hold a key to show the extension and symbols.

See symbols

Gboard

If we want to see the symbols directly on the keyboard we will only have to activate the option Keep pressed to see symbols.

Remove voice dictation

Gboard

If we do not use voice dictation, and it bothers us that the microphone icon appears in the suggestion bar, we can remove it by unchecking the option Voice input key.

PC style keyboard

Gboard

Finally, in Keyboard Settings Gboard> Languages we can add the selected PC keyboard style PC among the types of keyboards. In this way we will see numbers and symbols on the QWERTY keyboard, as in our laptop and computer keyboard.

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