Null Input Method is a free invisible keyboard app for Google Android which disables the onscreen keyboard from showing up when you tap on a text box on an app. This App is good for using when you use a keyboard, or keyboard remote on a laptop, netbook, PC, or settop box like those Google Android on a stick PC. It is also good for when using a real Bluetooth or USB keyboard connected to an Android desktop PC, tablet or smartphone. The onscreen keyboard will no longer pop-up when you type with a real keyboard on your device when you use Null Input Method.
This is also a good keyboard for devices where you don’t want people to be able to easily change the on-screen text being displayed on a sign like those screen saver apps which let you type out a scrolling text message to display on the screen for people to read, and prevent the screen from burning in an image on the screen.
Once you switch to Null Input Method, you can easily get back your regular onscreen keyboard by tapping on the keyboard button on the navigational bar on the bottom of Google Android, or by taping and holding your finger or mouse cursor on a text box until the keyboard selection box appears again. You can also use the Language and Input Settings App to change keyboard apps in Google Android.
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The Homescreen Launcher,and keyboard app in Google Android can use up a lot of RAM and CPU resources running in the background. The high RAM and CPU usage can make some games, and apps like web browsers run slower, and make those not responding error messages with the close and wait button show up more often.
If you need your device to use as little RAM and CPU cycles as possible without rooting your device when playing an intensive 3D game like Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter V and Asphalt 8, switching to a very basic lightweight launcher, and keyboard would make games, and apps have more RAM, and CPU cycles for running games and Apps. [click to continue…]
The Flash Video Player in YouTube is sometimes better for playing videos on slower computer because the Flash Player seems to use less CPU, and RAM system resources on Firefox. The newer HTML5 video player sometimes uses more CPU, and RAM resources.
The Flash video player also has more screen resolution choices in the settings for the player when you click on the Gears icon on YouTube’s video player.
There is an add-on for Firefox called Firefox YouTube Flash Player which forces YouTube videos to play in YouTube’s Flash video player instead of the HTML5 video player on YouTube. This add-on is helpful if YouTube uses the HTML5 video player by default in Firefox instead of the Flash video player, and you use an older computer which is not fast enough to run the HTML5 video player smoothly, or you want more screen resolution choices like lower resolutions like 144P to save bandwidth/data on a limited connection, or speed up video playback to prevent buffering and pausing on slower internet connections.
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