How can I use WRIO keyboard under ChromeOS ?

Jean-Francois Messier shared this question 1 year ago
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I have a device that runs ChromeOS and has a touch screen as well as the capability of running Android Apps. This is the ASUS Flip Chromebook. I wana be able to use WRIO keyboard when I use the Flip folded as a tablet, I installed th WRIO app as I install any other Android APP, and it installs fine. I just do not know how to enable it.


Can you help me > or is this a new feature ?

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Hi Jean-Francois


We haven't optimized it for ChromeOS but maybe it works. Have you tried to enable it in the setting? The best way is to open the WRIO Keyboard app and the tutorial which shows you step by step how to install and use it.

Let us know if it works! :)

Janis & the WRIO team

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Here is what I tried so far on the Flip:


I enabled the Android application option in the ChromeOS setup. That was done sometime ago already, as I have several Android apps installed. I accessed Google Play app to add the WRIO keyboard, which was marked as available and compatible for my device, code-named MINNIE.


Once WRIO was installed, I tried to select the WRIO keyboard in the general options of ChromeOS, where you can select your keyboard layout as well as the languages for accented letters. However, there were no offer whatsoever there for a keyboard, be it the physical one on the Flip, on-screen, or otherwise. Later on, I found there was a setup for Android, where you find back the familiar setup categories as on any Android device. There again, there was nothing about keyboard software.

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Normally you have to enable the keyboard and then you can select it:

In Android settings under “System>Language & input” tap on "Standard", go to “Configure Input Methods” and tap on “Add Keyboard”, to activate WRIO Keyboard. You can then set it as the new standard keyboard in “Standard”. The menu may be a little different depending on the device you use. But maybe it's not supported in chromeOS. Would be great which of the mentioned steps is not possible.

Thanks a lot!

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The Android setup menu is different under ChromeOS than the "real" Android OS of a regular device.

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Hi Jean-Francois


Unfortunately we have no ChromeBook to test right now. It might be that ChromeOS doesn't support third-party keyboard. But we'll have a look and see what we can do.

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