Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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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How to use Windows Key on RD Client?

On RD Client we have Windows key. If I connect external keyboard to android phone without windows key, how can I use windows key on the physical keyboard?
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Custom Key Character Map file is partially overridden

I have a Planet Computers Gemini (Android 8.1 stock-like, rooted) and I would like to make custom hardware key mappings. So far I have created files at /system/usr/keylayout/Integrated_keyboard.kl and ...
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Samsung Tab 6 pause unpause

I have the Samsung tab 6 I want to use it for watching YouTube tutorials and courses on Udemy. On windows if I press spacebar it pauses and unpauses videos. I also brought the Samsung book cover ...
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Map keys to touchscreen

Not sure of this is a good question for here or stack overflow... I can move it if needed. I'm running android on a mobile device... but I really just use it as a computer. I have a wireless mouse/...
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Is it possible to trigger Gboard's voice-typing without switching keyboards?

Is there a way to trigger Gboard's voice-typing without having to switch keyboards? Whether remapping app calls to Google's default voice-typing (such as SwiftKey's microphone button) to instead use ...
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Gboard: Set Custom Unicode Characters on Longpress or Add Custom Keyboard Keys or Layout

On Gboard, when I long-press the "a" character, for example, I can see some other "a" characters pop up which have different marks or diacritics on them. By using long-press, I am able to easily type ...
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How can I close my current app via a keyboard shortcut?

On Windows or Linux, ALT+F4 closes the application (well, window) that is focused. Is there anything similar on Android (9.0 Pie) ? I have a phone with a keyboard but without function keys. I find it ...
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How to take screenshot on an HMU?

I have a Honda Clarity 2018, which comes with an HMU that runs Android Jellybean 4.2.2-42 (on which I have obtained root). I can't seem to figure out how to take screenshots on the unit, as it lacks ...
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Disable Alt+Tab physical keyboard shortcut

Is there any way to disable the Alt+Tab shortcut when using physical keyboard on android phone ,I'm using xiaomi Mi a2 phone.
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Equivalent of the Control + F to search text in PDF

Is there in Android an equivalent of the control + F search in texts and OCR PDF? In browser we have "find in page" options. But for PDF I didn't find such option. Is there shortcuts to make such ...
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Controling YouTube using keyboard with Samsung Dex

In the YouTube app using Samsung DeX, I can't figure how to use the keyboard to do things like turn the volume up/down, pause the video, and things like that. It looks like the app is not configured ...
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How to increase time of holding buttons to take screen shot on Samsung Note 8

I have looked around online and not found an answer since the question seems too specific! My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I find that even a quick accidental press of volume down and power ...
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Can I redirect the recent apps button/action to the app launcher?

In short, I wondered if there was a way of configuring the home/recent apps button to go to the app launcher instead? (Perhaps it is a software recommendations/tweaks question.) EDIT: This lost its ...
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alt+tab on physical keyboard not working anymore

on my P20Pro Android 9.0.0.159, something happened with my Logitech K380 BT keyboard ; suddenly the alt-tab combination stopped working. I tried with another keyboard, same problem. The direct button ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to send mail in Google Inbox?

I often use a bluetooth keyboard with my tablet and use keyboard shortcuts everywhere. In the Gmail app and in the web versions of both gmail and inbox, the shortcut to send a mail you're writing is ...
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Switching between keyboards with Bluetooth keyboard with cmd + space shortcut

I use an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with External Keyboard Helper Pro as my keyboard of choice on an Android 7.0 Tablet. I use Gboard when I'm not using the external keyboard. When the external keyboard ...
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AutoHotKey equivalent? (paste timestamp, open app, external keyboard, etc.) [closed]

Desktop PCs have AutoHotKey, AutoKey, IronKey, etc. . But as far as known, nothing compareable for mobile phones. I would like to be able to do things like: Instantly pasting timestamp in preferred ...
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Is Android associated with a specific set of control keys?

Windows systems typically have three control keys: Control, Alt, and the Windows key. Mac systems have Command ⌘, Option/Alt, and Control. There is historical precedent for a system having even more ...
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Shortcut key to hide all windows on Samsung DeX

Is there a shortcut in Samsung DeX to minimize all windows and display the desktop?
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Keyboard always visible in notification

I have GTA vice city game in my mobile (Redmi Note 4 running on Nougat and MIUI 9). I have installed and started playing but as you all know the game is not fun without "cheat codes". So I want to ...
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Android 7 TV wireless keyboard language switch not working

I've got a Sony X900E TV model with Android 7.0 installed, with Logitech K400 Plus keyboard connected to it. My issue with them is the fact that it is impossible to switch the language. The only way ...
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Shortcut key to focus the address bar in Firefox for Android

I'm using a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android tablet with Firefox (57+). I tried Ctrl+L, Alt+D to focus the address bar, but it does not work. Is there a shortcut (not using "F" Keys) for focusing ...
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Gboard: select current word, and compound words in German language

I'm using gboard from Google and I absolutely love it. I just have two questions about it because I come from using Swype which has a lot of nice and useful features to quickly which i miss heavily: ...
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Home shortcut on Apple bluetooth keyboard

I'm using an Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Android 7.0 tablet. The software keyboard I'm using is Swiftkey. I use Swiftkey because it's one of only two keyboards capable of typing the Maltese ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

My boss had accidentally wrote it down but doesn't know how he did that. It would be pretty helpful to find out.
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Entering a pattern using the keyboard

I am using a keyboard with my android phone (connected via a usb otg cable) I have noted that hitting SPC or RET when the phone is locked takes me to the unlock screen where i have to enter a pattern....
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How can I create a keyboard shortcut for a phrase?

On Apple iOS, there is a section in the settings where you can assign a letter sequence ("shortcut") to any text you want. When you type that letter sequence, the text you assigned to it shows up as ...
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How do I plug in an emoticon into my keyboard

I have the original Swype keyboard on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). When I type some words, sometimes some emoticons appear, and I can click on them to insert them into the text flow. This is handy at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...