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A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android


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:


Not bad, right?

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