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A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android

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Typing tricks are among my favorite tricks to try, especially when it comes to the spectacular Gboard keyboard on Android. And today, my fellow efficiency-obsessed earthling, have I ever got an interesting little discovery for you.

Whilst randomly caressing Gboard on my Android phone the other day (as one does), I happened to stumble onto a handy possibility I never knew existed and have never heard anyone else mention. It’s one of those hidden advanced shortcuts Google loves sneaking into its products (especially Gboard!), and good golly, do I ever enjoy unearthing ’em.

This one’s relatively simple, but it has the potential to be incredibly useful — particularly (a) if you’re using a phone with a large screen, as so many Android-totin’ folk do these days, and/or (b) if you’re in the habit of using your phone with a single hand at least some of the time (for reasons that, thankfully, we won’t explore here today).

So here it is: When you’re using Gboard in its floating mode, you can zoom in or out on the keyboard to adjust its size in any way you want.

Check it out:

JR

Not bad, right?

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