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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Android custom keyboard shortcuts

I have a galaxy tab 10.1 connected (by Bluetooth) to a hardware keyboard. What I couldn't figure out was how to use custom shortcuts to do specific task the same way I do it on my pc. For instance, ...
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BlueStacks: Is there a keyboard shortcut for the menu button?

Instead of hitting the menu button with the mouse, is there any keyboard shortcut?
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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Keyboard shortcut to enter commonly-used email address

Is there any keyboard shortcuts on Android? I want to enter my commonly-used email address easily, because most apps require an account.
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Browser keyboard refresh shortcut for Android 2.3.7?

I would like to know if there is any way to associate a keyboard shortcut for refreshing a webpage in Android with physical keyboard version 2.3.7.
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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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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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Insert today's date in Google Sheets

I use Ctrl+; to insert today's date since my Microsoft Excel times, but how do I do it in Google Sheets app on my Android phone, without a keyboard?
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Notification bar key-binding?

I have a bluetooth keyboard that I've set up in such a way that I can essentially use every function on my phone using just they keyboard, with home and menu and arrow keys and such. The only major ...
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Copy app URL from Google Play

In Google Play, how do I copy the URL of an app I'm browsing so that I can paste it into a post or on a word document or notepad using my Android device? In a web browser it's easy to do this, but ...
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In my keyboard, is there a way to advance or backup the insertion point?

Using the keyboard in Cyanogenmod, sometimes while typing in a sentence, I see a point where I would like to make an edit. Presently, I do this by touching with my finger where I want the insertion ...
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Application keyboard shortcuts

In CM7 (now running CM9 on my EVO 4G) there was an option somewhere in the settings to set keyboard shortcuts (I think it was limited to Search+[key] combinations). I loved using this with my ...
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Show/Hide Keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S2

I used to have a HTC Magic, and I recently switched to a Samsung Galaxy S2. One thing I miss is the ability to Show/hide the keyboard, on the HTC Magic, a long press of the menu key toggled the ...
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How do I configure the keyboard and mouse in BlueStacks?

What's the best way to edit the keymap and mouse controls for BlueStacks in any particular android application? For example, right now I've recently picked up Future Fight and I'd like to bind 1 and ...
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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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Alternate (keyboard) task switching method for CM9

I frequently switch between a terminal and a web browser/kindle while working on the device with a bluetooth keyboard. The method I used on the stock 3.2 (with TouchWiz) ROM: press the home key on ...
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Switch keyboards quickly

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note with SlideIt installed which works wonderfully. But I can't write with my pen anymore. So how do I switch VERY QUICKLY to the Samsung keyboard and back?
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Samsung note 3 keyboard shortcuts

Any keyboard shortcuts comparable to their windows counterparts on the note 3? Ex. Copy and paste ctrl-c and ctrl-p. Looking for a alternate way despite pressing and holding a field of text. Any ...
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Complete list of hardware keyboard shortcuts for Desire Z?

I like to use the hardware keyboard of the Desire Z including shortcuts, however I haven't found a complete list. For example, the HTC help pages don't mention Function + Backspace = Deletion of text ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch languages with a Logitech K480 or MK270?

Backstory: For years I've been using android devices to type in multiple languages. At first I had to use an app like AnySoftKeyboard or fiddle with android settings every time I wanted to switch ...
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Disable meta+[letter] keyboard shortcuts

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Relay with a built-in keyboard running CM11. I am trying to edit the keyboard layout, but some existing shortcuts are interfering with the new ones I am trying to add. For ...
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How to map hard key combinations to keys in Motorola Photon Q XT897?

I have a rooted XT897 (Motorola Photon Q) running Android 4.1.2, although this should apply to any phone with a physical keyboard. The keyboard on the phone is sorely lacking keys such as <,>,{,},,[...
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Add an email address as a shortcut in Android phone

I am using an LG G2 phone with the standard keyboard. I wanted to add a shortcut or entry to the personal dictionary so that I wouldn't have to type out my email address all the time. However it is ...
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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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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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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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How can I use the camera button to pause/resume mp3?

How can I change camera button functionally and use it (or any other physical button) to pause/resume mp3 in a media player app? It is very important for my, because I want be able to pause/resume mp3 ...
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How do I make a backtick with a bluetooth keyboard?

My android bluetooth keyboard doesn't have a backtick, but it has function buttons.
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Chrome keyboard shortcuts, external Bluetooth keyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tab

There are a lot of Google hits in which people report that the usual desktop Chrome keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ctrl+t for a new tab) work fine on Android Chrome with an external Bluetooth keyboard. ...
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Text App that supports Keyboard shortcuts

I'm a writer and i've just gotten a keyboard for my asus transformer (3.2 Honeycomb). However the included polaris office doesn't do keyboard shortcuts like CRTL i (for italics). Anyone know of any ...
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Easily tabbing to previous or next field

I'm new to the Android UI and I'm looking to see if there's something similar to iPhone's 'next' and 'previous' buttons you see when filling out a form. Currently I have to hit close keyboard then tap ...
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Where can I find a BlueStacks full keyboard shortcuts list?

I googled that but just this showed up with a few of them. I wanted a full list with it because the Key Mapper (Ctrl+Alt+I) isn't working for me, it just freezes and I can't use it. Can someone list ...
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no more puncuation shortcuts in lollipop google keyboard?

In KitKat, there used to be some punctuation shortcuts in google's keyboard. For example, you'd press and hold a key (usually in the lower rows, like 'v'), and you could add a question mark, ...
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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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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.