Keyboard shortcuts are "hotkeys" defined for the physical or virtual keyboard to quickly access functionalities which otherwise would require multiple strokes/taps to be accessed.

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Is there a way to lock an Android device using a keyboard?

Somewhat imperfect comparison: in Windows, you can simply press Win+L to lock Windows. Is there a similar keyboard shortcut in Android?
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How to create a hardware shortcuts in Android 4.3?

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 running the latest firmware with Android 4.3. I want to create "hardware shortcuts". For example, if I hold volume up and home at the same time, then it'll open an ...
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Compose key on external blutooth-connected keyboard

I have a Reudo RBK-3000BT VER 1.0 keyboard connected by Bluetooth to an Android 4.2.2 phone. Can I use a compose key feature with such a keyboard? For instance I would type CAPSLOCK+^+o and it would ...
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HELP! A shortcut that open other shorcuts!

I'm kind of desperate here! So, a strange thing happens with me, and now, I don't have any idea how to fix it. I was typing like I always do, using a USB keyboard, with External Keyboard Helper Pro, ...
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Android external keyboard layout switch

I have and Android tablet and using external keyboard with it. Is there any shortcut or another quick way to change keyboard layout on the fly (like on desktop, e.g. Alt+Shift)?
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Switching app with physical keyboard, with one click “alt + tab”

I love android's exensive support for keyboard, even "app switching" works almost exactly as in Windows/Mac OS/Some graphical Linux disitros. When you click "alt+tab" it shows: But what bothers me ...
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Remapping hardware key on keyboard to trigger voice input

On my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro running CyanogenMod 10, what I am trying to do is remap a key I never really use, like the capslock key, to trigger voice input. I know keys can be remapped ...
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Alternative to 'Tab' for external keyboard hyperlink selection/navigation?

On Chrome for Windows using Ctrl-F to search for link text and then Ctrl-Enter (or Esc then Enter) to open the link is a method. But it doesn't appear to work on the mobile version (on my Nexus 7 with ...
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How to stop Vlingo Voice Talk coming up on double-tapping?

Maybe my home button is getting a bit bouncy but I'm getting this annoying app constantly coming up, blasting out "What would you like do". O/S 2.3.5. Is there a way of reconfiguring double-tap or ...
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Prevent google now from opening on menu+letter hotkey

I have this irritating problem that just started. I've been using the menu+v hotkey to paste data from the buffer, but all of the sudden now when I press menu+v or even menu+anyletter Google now ...
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Keyboard Macros

Is it possible to have keyboard macros? Like on iPhone if you type lol it automatically converts it into laugh out loud? Couldn't find it on my phone for multiple hours.