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java – Show soft keyboard when the device is landscape mode

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


This code seems not to work in Landscape mode:

EditText destinationSearch = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.destinationSearch); 

destinationSearch.requestFocus(); InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager) getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
imm.showSoftInput(destinationSearch, InputMethodManager.SHOW_IMPLICIT);

Is there any solution to show the soft keyboard in Landscape mode ?

How to&Answers:

You need to use show forced

InputMethodManager imm;


The reason is that landscape mode most often put soft keyboard in a new full screen window. As Bakih said, force will work but the full screen window have more effects and so do SHOW_FORCED.

I prefer adding

    <item name="android:imeOptions">flagNoFullscreen</item>

to my EditTextStyle so I can always catch onGlobalLayout() and so on. Now you can use SHOW_IMPLICIT. Just make sure your UI looks good in such a small area and remove autoCorrect if not needed.


EditText editText = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.editText);


final Context context = this;

editText.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

    public void onClick(View v) {


        InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager) context.getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
        imm.showSoftInput(v, InputMethodManager.SHOW_FORCED);